As Seen In is a feature that highlights how to recreate an outfit or specific item from a recent publication with pre-loved pieces, sustainable, or ethical pieces. Having updated, on-trend style is achievable without always shopping new. Shopping secondhand is better for your budget, kinder to the earth, and awesome for creating a unique personal style.
For this edition of ASI, I was inspired by a recent email ad from J. Crew that featured some bold earring options and tops with different patterns or accents. I knew I could easily recreate the combos with sustainable and ethical options.
All of the earrings are sourced from Mango + Main, a local shop in Annapolis that is chock full of gorgeous fair trade items from around the globe including jewelry and apparel. Click the earring photos to go straight to the item in the M+M online store.
The tops were all found on thredUP using the super helpful "Pattern" and "Accent" filter features. If you're a subscriber, the July newsletter shared these and other helpful hints for shopping the largest online consignment and thrift store. If you missed it, you can still sign up here and get all the details.
Tortoise and Stripes
PC: J. Crew
This combination is one of my personal favorites! The Mango + Main earrings are definitely more understated than those in the inspiration photo but I think they're also much more wearable. This is a great version of pattern mixing for someone who doesn't own a lot of prints or feels too busy in most mixes.
Hoops and Ruffles
This is a hair up situation for sure! I love the movement that these Mango and Main hoops offer for a little extra shimmer. The ruffles and print on this secondhand top add so much detail that you won't need any other accessories to make this outfit. Easy but interesting is the name of the game!
Tassels and Embroidery
PC: J. Crew
This combination just feels like summer! A little breezy, a little boho, and perfectly matched for a casual, put-together look. A tassel earring is a great place to add a little color pop so consider a pair that contrasts with the dominant color in your wardrobe.
It can be really easy (and tempting) to see ads or linked outfit posts and snatch them up because you love the look. Or run to a discount store to find the dupes - like I used to do - because they're definitely always following the trends. But I hope posts like this encourage you to find more ethical and sustainable options because it's pretty easy too! And nothing feels better than looking good, except looking good and knowing you've done good at the same time!
Which combination is your favorite?