My love affair with affordable fashion, funky accessories, and kitschy souvenirs is obvious to anyone who meets me. I’m the girl with two rings on every finger, a wrist full of handmade bracelets, and heels so high that I’m constantly threatening to topple over. My closet is color-coordinated, and I have a handbag for every occassion. The nose piercing from my wild teenage years still makes guest appearances every month or so, and my hair color changes with the seasons. I’m a chameleon, constantly changing my appearance to adapt to my surroundings. Perhaps that’s why I love to travel.
My obsessive need to collect wearable mementos means I’m frequently perusing flea markets, bargaining down prices in bazaars, and digging through bins and barrels on my travels, in search of my next style steal. I believe that exploring the fashion trends of a different culture is simply another way of understanding what makes it unique–and in the process, enhancing your own inimitable style.
As a result of this thinking, my everyday wear is a smörgasbord of styles, juxtaposed with pieces bought from all over the world; like yesterday, when I paired a three-dollar sweater bought at the Salvation Army in NYC’s Hells Kitchen with a patterned skirt I found at a tiny boutique along Istanbul’s İstiklâl Caddesi, which I further accessorized with a few bangles from Barcelona, and some leather ankle boots from Paris. Don’t believe me? Here’s a peek inside the rest of my wardrobe:
Inside Lucy Bird’s Closet:
If you love hunting fashion as much as I do, then follow my Wandergear and International Fashion boards on Pinterest, which feature clothes, shoes, jewelry, trinkets, baubles, and even home decor items that inspire me to continue changing outfits, outlooks, and locales.