6 Thrifty Fashion Tips
Not going to lie I’m not the most fashionable person in the world although I try. With one income it can be hard to stay on top of trends! Well I want to show you that you don’t have to spend a lot to look good! The picture above is a cute outfit I recently wore to church.
Sweater- Gap Outlet
Tank: Forever 21 (from a million years ago)
Pants: H&M $10
Shoes: Goodwill (brand new from Target!)
6 Thrifty Fashion Tips: Look Good Without Breaking the Bank
1. Shop at thrift stores, antique stores, yard sales, and estate sales! This is kind of an obvious one! Sometimes you can even get brand new things like those shoes I’m wearing from Goodwill. They set me back $7 whoa! Plus your helping the environment since your giving something a second life.
2. Keep things you love for a long time! I actually think the tank top I’m wearing is from my freshman year in college, about 6 years ago (gasp I feel old)! It has this adorable 20’s style beading on it and I adore it, so I have kept it around forever!
3. Shop at outlet stores. My husband is the king of this! My favorite place is Banana Republic Outlet! I seriously get the best deals when I go usually around Thanksgiving or Christmas. I got a $60 sweater for $15! Can’t beat that!
4. Learn to sew. The hubs and I are shorties and we can always find great deals on pants that are way to long for us. So I hem them myself. My friend Jordan is awesome at this! She gets tons of clothes for free or buys thrift store mens shirts and then makes them her size! Smart lady.
5. Learn to wait on good deals! The majority of the time I will not buy something unless it is on sale. Its super hard for me to buy something knowing it will be cheaper in a week. You just have to learn to be patient!
6. Have a clothes swap! My friends are really cool and trendy and I love switching clothes with them! Its a win win. New clothes that are free yippee!
Wait to you see next weeks outfit! It barely cost me anything… Literally!
What are your thrifty tips to buying clothes?
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I’m a huge fan of outlets! And I think it’s really important to wait for those good deals.
I buy at thrift stores and garage sales a lot. The only clothing items I will pay full price for are undergarments & shoes. When something gets holes I save it and use the material to sew something for the littles who will be 2 & 4 in a few weeks. In high school I used to make all my pants because buying pants with a small enough waste & long enough length for me was expensive. I have been designing some clothes and need to get to working on them soon so that the kids all have summer clothes in their current sizes and hit up garage sales for the rest.
Thats awesome Amy! I wish I was as good like that! My hubs has to twist my arm and beg for me to finally get around to sewing his pants ha. It sounds like you and my friend Jordan would get along great! Thanks for sharing your wisdom!
Your outfit is super cute! I enjoy having clothing swaps, but have never been super successful. Do you have any tips for having one?
I haven’t really had any clothing swap parties but more like when I talk to friends saying they need stuff or want to get rid of stuff we help each other out! I supported my one friend through her entire 7 month internship with all my dress clothes I didn’t need at that time. She then gave them back and it was a win win!
love your boots! i am huge fan of scoping out deals and over half of my wardrobe is thrifted and i just love finding one of a kind pieces 🙂
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Thanks! I’m really starting to try to get into that more! Fashion just may be a new passion for me 🙂
I totally want to learn how to sew! Great tips ( I love thrift stores)!!!
Love, Traci Michele @ Ordinary Inspirations
Here are my outfits for this week:
These are great tips! I love outlet shopping and visiting Marshalls/TJ Maxx!
A bunch of girls from church had gotten together to do a clothing exchange and it was SO much fun. Not only do you get to “shop,” but it’s a great social gathering too! We each brought a dish to share, so it sort of turned into a clothing exchange party.
I also love shopping at TJ Maxx/Marshalls (and even HomeGoods!) – love those stores!
That does sounds like a super fun idea! I love those stores too but try to stay away so I don’t spend to much there! I could spend all my money there if I let myself ha!
Though in the instant it’s a little pricey, paying more for quality classic closet staples that will last you 10 years+ is well worth it! Love your tips. I’m a huge fan of thrifting!
So true Jelli! Thanks for the tip! I need to do more of this but I guess I need money first haha.
Thrift stores are my favorite and I can’t wait for it to get warmer and for garage sale season to begin!! 🙂
I also shop at Plato’s Closet. Mine has $1 clearance events twice a year! Check out everything I got a couple of weeks ago! http://breezypinkdaisies.blogspot.com/2013/02/platos-closet-1-clearance.html So much fun saving money 🙂
I’m really just getting into thrifty and I love it! So jealous, I wish we had a Plato’s closet! What a great bargain I will check yours out!
Great tips! Thrifting is one of my very favorite things, especially for my baby 🙂
Thanks for the tips! Thrifting isn’t something I’ve gotten into, but I think I need to. Everyone always has such cute finds. I tell myself I don’t have time with two little ones, but I’ve got to start making times. I’m sure I’m missing some amazing things.
I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!
Its totally worth it! My friends are way better at it then me but it takes time! Just linked up thanks for the invite!
I found you today thru Crafty, Scrappy, Happy Linky Party, where I’m #11. I hope you will stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
Your pic’s are great, by the way! Do you use a tripod or have a helper?
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Thank you! I have a helper. My friend and I spend Sunday afternoons taking pictures of each other for our blogs! Its very helpful
Great tips! I’m short too (under 5 feet). I love buying jeans at thrift stores. They usually have a big selection of petite pants.
I love this post, as a thrifty shopper I know the importance of patience..
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These are all great, informative tips. Thrift stores and consignment stores almost always have the best finds!
Great fashion tips appreciated!
Another piece of advice that I would like to add is buy used clothing! Just make sure you wash the used clothes before using them!