Style has the power to transform your confidence. Working from the outside in, women can boost their confidence by hitting their style sweet spot. Pam Lutrell and I began this new series to help and inspire those women who are struggling with their appearance.Your style sweet spot is when you feel confident about your appearance and know you are sending the message you want people to see. This week we are going to the flea market.
I love going to flea markets. The people watching is almost as much fun as the treasure hunting. When I go to the flea market I dress down. I wear very little jewelry and dress for comfort. This is the only time you’ll find me wearing athletic shoes outside a gym or walking my dog. The day usually turns into a marathon event because I know some of the best deals are found later in the day. That’s when venders usually deal on price because they’d rather sell it, than drag it home. I’ve gotten some of my best deals at the crack of dawn and the end of the day.
These are my Flea Market essentials to hit my style sweet spot.
A hat. Wide brimmed in the summer, and wool in the winter. I try to arrive by 5 am so don’t do much with my hair and makeup. Hat, sunglasses and lipstick goes a long way to hide that.
A lightweight tote bag to carry small treasures. I bought this collapsible one last summer for our trip to the Baltic. It goes on my shoulder which leaves my hands free to rummage for goodies.
I don’t wear much jewelry because I want to be able to wheel and deal on price. Wearing flashy jewelry sort of defeats that purpose.
I scored this ancient French Trumeau at the flea market in San Francisco, several years ago. I’m pretty sure the seller had no idea of the treasure he was selling. I got it for a song. It’s put together with square nails. I adore the little oil painting of the cherubs at the top.
I’d made him an offer early in the day, but he accepted it many hours later when it was time to pack up.
So this is how I dress down for the flea market. Casual but not sloppy.
Pop over to see how Pam hit her style sweet spot for shopping at the flea market.