Spring Fashion: Thread Clothing Store
By Melissa Wilson
In one hour a girl can absolutely do some damage to her credit card. Thread Clothing Store in the South Wedge district is just the place to do it. Thread sells men, women’s and unisex clothing, jewelry and home décor. The pieces are mostly made by local artists. This fits South Wedge’s attitude. It’s quirky and offers a clothing selection that is a bit off-beat, trendy and promotes buying local. You will not find your typical designer brands and the prices aren’t outrageously high. Popular pieces leave the shop racks very quickly. That’s destined to happen when you find good quality at low prices. Thread clothing averages $25.00 to $90.00. I decided to drop by Thread Clothing Store (www.shopatthread.com) and browse their spring clothing line. One thing that pleasantly surprised me was the amount of accessories they carry. I found some great pieces including necklaces, handbags and headbands — that won’t break your budget.
To me anything you can wear with colored jeans and cropped leather boots is a win-win. This outfit is obviously playful and young which not everyone can pull off, or should even try. It can definitely send the wrong message about your personal style but I think it’s fun to mess around and not take fashion too seriously. What’s a better message than peace anyways? Personally, I am a huge fan of the layered look because it’s somewhat of a fashion escape route. A 16 year old is rocking the same tee and quickly it comes off and you’re saved by a basic black shirt – can never go wrong. The necklace is a really cool piece and not too girlie, just a touch punk; and it’s made by a local artist which makes it all around a feel good addition to any jewelry box. This headband is super cute but be careful not to mix up too many colors and fabrics more times than not the end result is not cute. Limit yourself to no more than two different designs and fabric combinations.
This outfit is my favorite and clearly a local one as well. They only had a few of these dresses left so I made due with a size large, added a belt, did a little tuck and pull and voilà! For jewelry I worn three necklaces with varying chain lengths it gives this look a bit of edge. I also have a black racer back tank on underneath which gives the dress a bit of depth; can you tell I like layers? This is a very transitional look as well. You can easily make this work for pretty much anything daytime then take it into the night by swapping flats for killer pumps and adding a trendy leather jacket. I’d also suggest some red lipstick. Stuff looks ridiculous on me but maybe you’re one of those lucky plump-lipped beauties out there. Jealous!
A necklace for a headband, man the shop owners really let us run wild with their merchandise – love it! The back of this shirt is the best part, from the front it’s a tad plain but sometimes it’s just all about the backside. Simple yet interesting, more importantly this look is very much my personal style. Embrace your personal and unique style; it’s about how you feel in what you wear because confidence and a smile are always the best accessories.Thread Clothing Store 654 South Ave. Rochester, NY (585) 232-7110
All pictures were shot by Dario Del Photography
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