What to Wear to…the Flea Market 

If you’re like me, I’m sure you’ve asked yourself this question one too many time: “What do I wear?!”

My latest segment will hopefully clear this up for some of you and make getting dressed for any occasion a little easier.

Gotta love a day strolling around the flea market! Eating food out of trucks, drooling over antiques, and haggling with vendors all add up to a perfect day in my book. Here’s a couple tips to follow when dressing for the flea:

1. Layer!

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The flea markets I frequent are typically in big, open lots in areas that exhibit a range of mild to severe weather fluctuations. Come prepared with light layers. A jacket that’s as easy to carry as it is to throw on over your shoulders is your best option.

2. Comfortable Shoes

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This one should be a no brainer. You’re gonna walk around all day! Opt for something with a closed toe and a very low heel (can’t go wrong with Converse High Tops or even a flash pair of flats!).

3. Dress or Skirt

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There’s no way I can get through a market without trying on at least one piece of clothing. As most vendors won’t have dressing rooms or stalls, it’s in your best interest to sport a light cotton dress or skirt to easily slip on jeans, shorts, or whatever else catches your eye.

4. Sunscreen

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Just because the sun isn’t out, doesn’t mean you’re not gonna burn! Without sunscreen, I turn into a lobster at the end of the day. Do yourself a favor and buy a travel size can of spray-on sunscreen to stash in your purse for “touch ups”. Double or triple up on the sun protection with a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses.

5. A Cross Body Bag

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A clutch will not do for a flea! I love my second hand Foley + Corrina cross body purse. It’s light, compact, and perfect for strolling the stalls. Extra points for stashing a folding shopping tote!


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