In How I Find Great Vintage & Thrift Store Finds I share tips that have really changed the way I shop in consignment stores. Over the past two weeks I’ve found six great pieces that totaled less than $40 which I’m going to share in this series. I really needed to update my wardrobe a bit, and yes I did donate some clothing items after shopping. It’s the one-in-one-out rule for keeping possessions to a minimum with minimalist living.
I’ve slowly been getting rid of the redundant black basics in my wardrobe and adding much needed color. It’s really making a big difference. Choosing the right colors are extremely important as well. Following color trends is not as valuable as wearing colors that look amazing on you.
In Life Changing Simple Style I talk about the power of jackets. A great jacket instantly changes any outfit like no other piece of clothing other than heels in my opinion. Well I finally picked up a black blazer on my last thrifting excursion. It can be perceived as a boring basic without imagination. It’s actually a pretty effortless staple and new love!
The Green Button Up
(Pictured above… Thrifted Odille button up, H&M dress, Forever 21 belt, Unisa heels, ASOS hat, Thrifted Hobo International bag, Jewelry~gift)
(Thrifted Odille button up, Thrifted Levi’s shorts, Thrifted leather belt, Jeffrey Campbell boots, Random copper bracelets)
The Black Blazer
(Thrifted Ambiance Apparel Blazer, Threads4Thought tank top, I designed my very first pair of high waisted denim shorts!, Kensie heels, Urban Outfitters necklace, necklace as a bracelet~gift)
(Thrifted Ambiance Apparel blazer, random camisole, Thrifted Sanctuary Clothing pants, Thrifted leather belt, Kensie shoes, Urban Outfitters necklace & beaded necklace~gift, necklace as a bracelet~gift)
Thrifting does take practice, yet is so good for your wallet and the planet. I’ve probably said that so many times already! Regardless you don’t have to spend a ton of money on fashion. Being creative is everything and so are accessories! Although investing in quality basics is crucial, sometimes you can find those basics in a vintage and consignment shops instead.
(Images by Dawn Michelle)