ClaustroClothic Punk Fashion #44: Thrift Store Punk

Just so you know, at no point during this blog am I going to make a single Macklemore reference. I take thrift store shopping very seriously. I also take punk fashion very seriously. In case you haven’t been tuning it, I’m not the only fashion buff on this blog anymore! John Costakis, is now hosting What he Wears every other Wednesday right here at JDcom! Anyway, if you didn’t know… I’m an avid thrift store shopper. Really big. So this ClaustroClothic Saturday, you get to see my thrifting skills at work. 75% of this outfit was created using a single thrift store trip.

ClaustroClothic Punk Fashion #44
Thrift Store Punk

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What inspired this outfit?

A lot of it was all in the very last addition: The belt. I looked at the belt and thought to myself “Whatever outfit you come up with for this belt… It’s gotta be awesome. It’s gotta be a steampunk, punk rocker combo. It’s gotta look good. That single belt really kinda put it all into perspective to me. Accessories make the outfit complete, I always say.

I got the belt at a goodwill in Lansing, IL for literally $1.

On a Scale Of 1-10, How Hard Was This Outfit To Create?

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The hardest part was the top. It’s also from the thrift store, and it’s got ruffled sleeves and a ruffled collar. I actually did a test run wearing this outfit. Had to acquire the undershirt and actually shoot in the outfit. That sounds really easy, but the sleeves were like huge ruffly plastic bags so it made things like running and sprinting kinda uncomfortable but after rolling them up, a huge difference was made and it looked even cuter!

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What’s the Best Part Of This outfit?
Also, what the most expensive item was and where I got it!

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The entire outfit was under $50 and a good $30 of it was an on sale corset bought at Anime Central! I’m a sucker for corsets, cinchers, and such. This is an authentic, boned corset that I bought on a Sunday at the convention. The corset coincidentally also matches my protective hairstyle for the summer. I’m extremely proud of that.

Outfit Breakdown:

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Besides the outfit itself, this outfit came together with the help of a pair of $2 thrift store flats. The shoes are red and black and are originally from the store Forever 21 priced at $20. I also rocked one of my very special Vikki Sin original jewelry pieces. It has a very regal band that makes it go perfectly in tune with the rest of the outfit.  Vikki handmakes all of her jewelry as well as paints art Punk Fashion - Jasemine-Denise - Vikki Sin Jewelry-10Punk Fashion - Jasemine-Denise - Vikki Sin Jewelry-11

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So What’d You Think?

Did this thrift store addict do a good job? Wanna see me do a specific look for my next ClaustroClothic! Leave a comment below and you can literally be as specific or vague as you want. I love a good challenge.


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    Lindsey Gillian
    August 10, 2015 at 11:31 am

    That is an amazing find! I love LOVE the hair colour. Rock it 🙂

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    Megan @ Involuntary Adulthood
    August 10, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Nice! Love the outfit. Thrift store shopping is the best! I love that there’s always that element of surprise of never knowing what you’ll find.

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    Mhar Sefcik
    January 19, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I love the color combination. And those shoes are amazingly cute, girl. 🙂

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