Sometimes it’s worth it to hold out for the right one. Ever since I saw my friend effortlessly fling her oversize Levi’s denim jacket that she “found at a flea market in Seoul,” I had been looking for a similar one. A good denim jacket is considered by many to be a wardrobe staple, and I don’t know why it took me until the later half of my twenties to buy one. Maybe I was just waiting for the one; maybe I hadn’t found one worth purchasing, and now I can’t imagine my life without it.
Okay, so comparing finding the perfect denim jacket to finding a life partner might be a little overenthusiastic, but I love. this. jacket! And the best part: I purchased it from a thrift store for a modest $10. I had been searching for a while and almost bought ones from Zara and Madewell, but both times, I passed. There was something so satisfying about tracking down a vintage-looking, well-priced jacket similar to my friend’s Levi’s one, and I couldn’t get it out of my head.
As serendipity would have it, I found the denim jacket of my dreams, and I immediately found an outfit to wear it with. Last Saturday was a particularly warm day, but once the sun went down my new denim jacket complimented a silk shift dress and red flats. The versatility of this jacket really makes me wonder how I went this long without one, but now that I have it – my one-of-a-kind find – I know it will open up new outfit possibilities, especially as we head into spring. Have you ever scored clothes, shoes, or furniture from a thrift or secondhand store?