by Gwin Jean
There is something tremendously exciting about reinventing old treasures. Whether that treasure is a plaid shirt, leather skirt, a unique piece of furniture, or even worn shoes, the cool thing about finding one mans trash, is the obvious – it can be turned into your own treasure. The anticipation of getting off of work on a Saturday and heading to a thrift store or consignment shop is one of my favorites. Thrift stores were once frowned upon and looked at as places to discard clothes for the needy and less fortunate. But it’s cool taking something that once had a weird stigma and appreciating it as if it were a fine piece of gold. The great thing about thrifting is you can walk into various thrift shops with an outfit in mind or a living room layout and come out with exactly that. For example, you can take a piece of used furniture from a thrift store, and revamp it. You can go into a thrift store with a manifestation and come out with exactly what you envisioned. How convenient is that?
On any given summer Sunday the dynamic in Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park is always eclectic; drummers, yoga enthusiasts, Frisbee players, readers, bikers… You never know what or who you’ll see; until you get there. Except style. Style ain’t a problem in DC and it’s always on display in the places we chill. Check out today’s photoset and drop by next Sunday wearing something that best represents your #EverydayStyle.
Summer’s heating up now, and #EverydayStyle in DC has reached the sizzling point as well. Check out all the shots in our new photoset “Accessories and Tees.” Remember, style is attitude. When you’re comfortable with yourself you’ll never be uncomfortable with what you wear…