One of the easiest and cheapest ways to define your fashion style is by shopping at thrift stores. Thrift shopping and buying second hand used clothing, if done properly, can really set you apart from the crowd without breaking the bank. Figuring how to style thrift store clothes can be a breeze with these 4 basic tips.
Pair your pieces with clothing you already have in your closet. If you found a unique sweater, throw it on with your favorite pair of jeans or skirt. There’s no rule that says you have to thrift your entire look.
Accessorize and accessorize some more! You found a simple dress at a thrift store, now grab a hat, some chunky jewelry, or a scarf to tie your look together. A blanket scarf like this one can effortlessly complete your entire look.
Mix high with low. If your thrifted piece was a great bargain, pair it with a designer garment. Nobody has to know that the $1 silk blouse was not as expensive as that big name tote that coordinates with it so well.
Try out a trend. If you’re in love with a season’s trend, buy it. Just coordinate the trend with pieces from the thrift store. It will balance your entire look and you didn’t have to buy a ton of clothing to stay on trend.
For my thrift store look, I decided to mix trending pieces with classic accessories from my closet. The tartan dress was an $8 find at a local thrift store. I replaced the matching belt that was attached to the dress with this old faux leather belt from my closet. The red croc boots, this season’s trend, were a recent purchase and you can catch them on sale right now. With a bit of patience and open mindedness, you can style your thrift store clothes in a breeze.
Do you enjoy shopping at thrift stores? What other tips do you practice when styling your thrift store clothes?