Pants, Dress, or Stripes? Yes.

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Ahh Spring! Otherwise known as the time to shed that winter skin and breakout my pasty white legs. Somehow you would never think I lived in Florida! Does anybody else feel slightly self conscious when this time of year rolls around? The task of breaking out those jean cutoffs and exposing the legs once covered by soft sweatpants and that last brownie (or two!) always seems so daunting. Thankfully, one of my favorite fashion trends is helping me make this season’s transition into Spring/Summer a little more bare-able. See what I did there, see? Okay, all bad puns aside, if you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you know I have been absolutely loving the dress-over-pants trend. What better way to slip into those warmer months than to slip a pair of pants under a dress for some added style and comfort!

I got super inspired by this striped tunic + pants look from Free People when I saw a friend post of picture of it. It was everything I was looking for! Pants, dress, stripes, bold colors, and don’t forget that stretchy waste band (or room for anther brownie?). This set is the technicolor outfit of my dreams. Thanks to my friend Nikki (instagram here!)who is a photographer and also works for Free People, we were able to bring my inspiration to life. I love that I got to put this outfit on for a bit, have some fun and create with a friend, then take the outfit off, and leave totally inspired! Get ready to see more tunic-pant combos on my upcoming May Thriftspiration post!

If you’ve followed my blog for a bit then you know my style is often times inspired by higher priced items that I love but can’t afford. As I’ve mentioned previously, I keep a monthly thriftspiration list, and regularly pin images I like on Pinterest or save them on Instagram. Just because I’m thrifty doesn’t mean I’m not trendy! I get most of my inspiration from higher end brands and bloggers (with a good healthy dose of other amazing thrifters!) actually. I’m always thinking “Ooo, I bet I could thrift that!” when looking for inspiration, and that’s what I thought when I saw this beautiful Free People set! With my ideas in hand, I take that inspiration and apply it at the thrift store. I can’t wait to see what I’ll be able to find!

Where do y’all get your inspiration from right now?

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