Welcome to Week of Outfits, a regular column wherein I ask stylish women with closets filled with thrifted, vintage, and sustainable clothes to document their outfits for a week. Today’s installment features Charity D’Amato. Charity is the founder & designer of Studio Chartreuse, a boutique design studio, and the blogger behind I Heart Cleveland. She has impeccable style and sure knows how to spot an epic thrift find! Read on for seven days of her style.
“A vintage cape found at Value World paired with a wool felted hat purchased at Sweet Lorain and a scarf I bought out of college at Ann Taylor in 1998! I never throw away anything, everything comes back around.”
“A 1980s floral velvet blazer (complete with shoulder pads) I scored at Savers Thrift paired with my vintage Gucci bag that I bought at the NCJW Design Dress Days fundraiser in the fall for $40!”
“I bought this gold and lime green dress coat almost 10 years ago! I started wearing it for fancy occasions but now wear it on top of anything black or with jeans and a white blouse.”
“I discovered this vintage skirt at Chelsea’s Vintage Clothing in Cleveland and I couldn’t love it more. I have to admit it is a touch snug, but it makes me stand up real tall and I love it so! I have worn it with a chambray blouse as well as black turtlenecks and graphic tees. It’s such a fun find.”
“Gotta love an oversized wool sweater with lots of colors. This one I bought at Value World. I love how I can wear all sorts of colors with it and somehow it works. In this outfit, I also wore some J Crew flats that I bought on eBay for $8 and an older Stella and Shay necklace…all bold and lots of fun colors.”
“I wear these red pants seriously all the time. Pair it with a sparkly vintage top found at a yard sale and I was ready to party!”
“Enjoying the winter snow with one of my favorite vintage coats, can you sense a coat-hoarding problem? HA! Love this periwinkle mohair coat I scored from the Goodwill in Akron!”
Thank you for sharing with us Charity!
+ For more insight into the fashion world, read our interview with esa new york’s co-founder.
+ Another lady who knows how to pair vintage and new beautifully, Melody Walker.
+ A Cleveland vintage store owner on vintage trends and lessons from her Italian grandmother.