Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ten items you're better off thrifting.

I find that most of my winter wardrobe essentials are thrifted because I layer a lot. But how cute would a floral blouse look with some high-waisted shorts this Spring? 
The more I thrift, the more I realize that most of the trends out at the mall can be found for much cheaper at thrift stores and can be worn year-round. Here is my list of items that you're better off thrifting (in my opinion):


1. Cardigan Sweaters: 

2. High-Waisted anything:


3. Chambray/Denim Shirt:

4. Colored Pencil Skirt:

5. Blazers:

6. Animal Prints:

7. Collared Shirt (for layering/anything):

 8. Colored Pants:

9. Floral/Patterned anything:

10. Boyfriend Sweater/Oversized anything:

All of the items pictured were thrifted (except #8 and 9). Some are vintage and some are name brand. You never know what you're gonna get! 
Would you add anything to this list? Are one of the items I listed particularly difficult for you to find when you thrift? 
Are you still intimidated by the musty thought of shopping for used clothing? If so, read my beginner tips here.

12 comments:

  1. sort of embarrassed to admit it, but i've never thrifted before! by the way the photo #7 is beautiful!!

    xx Veronica

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  2. this post is telling me i need to thrift more! love all your outfits dear!

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  3. I want to go thrifting more! Only gone a few times. I would love to find some colored jeans and blazers!! How often do you go to thrift stores? I feel like you'd have to go many times since it would be hit or miss??

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  4. I totally agree! Sometimes thrifting vintage items like these are also better because if they were made more than a few years ago they might be made for a different body shape than current trends. I've found pencils skirts from the 80's fit me way better than pencil skirts now :) great post!

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  5. You win, Sarah. Thrift stores, here I come. Provided I can look as cute as you, of course.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  6. That is a great list! I would always prefer to thrift but as my size is not always easy to find, I end up spending triple the price on alterations. I have decided (sadly) that it is perhaps cheaper to get something new and in a size that I want. However, at my Salvation Army store, they stock the nicest handbags - I have picked up many new with tags. I never buy my bags new anymore.

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  7. That is a great list! I would always prefer to thrift but as my size is not always easy to find, I end up spending triple the price on alterations. I have decided (sadly) that it is perhaps cheaper to get something new and in a size that I want. However, at my Salvation Army store, they stock the nicest handbags - I have picked up many new with tags. I never buy my bags new anymore.

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  8. What a great list! I would always prefer to thrift over getting new but it hasn't been always a great savings for me. My size is difficult to find and I normally buy thinking that I could attempt to alter the clothes but don't. I end up with clothes I don't wear and for those I really adore, I spend triple the amount of the item at the tailor's. Sadly, I have decided to hold off in that department. I like getting my handbags from the thrift store. The local Salvation Army has a great selection and I have scored several new with tags on.

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  9. Yeah! I want a denim shirt, and I have not felt like paying $50 for one. I will have to visit my local Goodwill. Lovely post!

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  10. cute post idea! love it. xoxo linds

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  11. I have been wanting to do some thrift shopping but don't know where to start. Any suggestions?? (i live in Portland) ;)

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  12. Skirts, in general, should be thrifted. They tend to be more forgiving, size wise, and don't wear out as quickly as other items so they look newer in the thrift store. Also, check out the men's section for cardigans, collared shirts, denim shirts, jackets, blazers, etc. I got a Gap Oxford button down for $2.00 and I wear it all the time!

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