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!


Buried Treasure.

Is there nothing better than spending a hot, sunny Sunday at a flea market hunting for vintage finds, trying on handmade jewels, and eating from food trucks? Me thinks not!

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The minuet I put on this turban, the other Jessie gasped and said, “YOU HAVE TO HAVE THIS!” She was right! For only 10 bucks, I had to make it mine.

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For the Treasure Island Flea Market‘s 3rd Birthday, they brought out all the stops. Amazing food, drinks, and even a petting zoo! These mini horses dressed in flowers were just so darling! Unfortunately, I’m not petit enough to go for a ride.

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This gold clutch was another no-brainer. I’ve never seen one where the embossed flowers were painted. So unique and it fits all my essentials. At 10 bucks, I call it a steal!

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Isn’t this Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus print amazing? I’ve never seen them do a shoot like this. My priorities were accessories, so I  passed it up. Hopefully, I’ll come across it again someday.

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This is the bus of GOLD! All the clothing inside was 5 bucks a pop! Can’t wait to hit it up again on my next trip.

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As always, Jessie Marie did an excellent job as photographer. Want to flea with me? The next flea market will be held at the end of June and you can bet I’ll be there!

<3, PJA