The Right Way to Thrift

tips on how to thrift
Don't get stuck in a slump and buy the same retail clothing that everyone is currently consuming!  Do yourself a favor and be original!
Thrifting stores (such as D.I., Savers, and Uptown Cheapskate) have sooo many pieces that can bring out your inner fashionista. Here are a few tips on how to shop the racks and find your unique outfit!

1. Have a couple plans in mind. I actually take screenshots of outfits I love! Take them from Pinterest, your favorite blogger, Instagram, celebrities. This gives you an idea of what you are looking for.
2. Know your price point. I give myself the goal of only spending $50 a trip, and then make sure to stay within those limits! I also try to pick clothing for the outfit that I feel I can re-wear multiple times with different outfits.. I am all about recycling my clothing, and buying just for one night would be reckless!
3. Go straight to your sizes. Of course, I know that shoes and clothes can fit differently from brand to brand, but if I am a medium, I won't look into the extra smalls. If I am a size 9 in shoes, you won't catch me in the 7's. It would be a waist of time, and I could potentially find something I love that won't fit. Just don't let yourself get caught in that mess.
4. Be creative. Part of the reason to go to a local thrift store is to find great brands and fun fashion. I want my clothing to look pulled together and also have a high fashion feel. It is also important to make sure the pieces you pull still have many wears to them. Freshness counts!

Hopefully these tips will help you navigate your next thrifting trip a little bit better! Let me know if you have any thrifting tricks up your sleeve in the comments below!
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Blue Knit Cardigan from Savers (last season; similar linked)



  1. I don't always have the patience for thrifting, but I have found some great pieces that way!

    1. Some people don't! My friend says it gives her anxiety. I love the thrill of the hunt!

  2. Always so cute Lauryn!! Love your outfit and your ideas!

  3. Great thrifting tips! Love this look.

    Dearest Lou

    1. How funny is this... I commented on your blog today, too! Before I even saw this! Thanks for the compliments C!

  4. I definitely need to thrift more, what a lovely outfit and transitional into fall. You look lovely!
    Rachel xo
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  5. Very cute fall/transition outfit! I'm always impressed with people who have that knack for finding a hidden gem in a thrift store!
    Gina | On the Daily Express

  6. Great tips! I think it's important to keep in mind how you can rewear and continue to wear things any time you've buying, not just when you're thrifting :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  7. Awesome tips for thrift store shopping and love the outfit!


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