Looks for Less Challenge


As part of a recent collaboration with Savers Thrift Stores, I participated in a challenge to put together a few looks inspired by current trends, but using thrifted pieces.

Everything I’m wearing in these outfits is second-hand, minus two pairs of shoes, and most of it was bought on one recent trip to Savers.

Savers Look for Less Challenge

Blazer & Jeans: c/o Savers // Shoes: Blowfish (bought 2nd hand) // Necklace: thrifted

Compare to:
Free People floral jeans
: $168
Forever 21 striped jacket: $29


bow blouse & skirt: c/o Savers // Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens // Sunnies: F21

Compare to:
Modcloth bow blouse: $34
JCrew striped skirt: $74


tropical blouse & skirt: c/o Savers // Shoes: BAIT // Scarf: thrifted

Compare to:
BB Dakota Tropical Top: $49
Topshop Orange Mini: $76

I definitely splurge on new clothes too, and love shopping at the stores with compared pieces, but to keep refreshing my wardrobe on a budget I turn to thrifting. It’s also a good way to try out more trendy styles- like these floral jeans and Hawaiian print top.

Would you wear any of these looks? Is thrifting a part of your normal clothes shopping routine?

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16 Responses to Looks for Less Challenge

  1. Debbie says:

    That;s so cool! haha great looks and unbelievably low prices!!

  2. Cindy A. says:

    You look so cute! I love the last outfit. As for my favorite thifted items… vintage clothing, furniture, and art.

  3. Jess says:

    Thrifting is almost exclusively my shopping M.O. Finding quality vintage pieces at a decent price is much more valuable to me than buying a big-box/fast-fashion outfit for the same price that falls apart after one wash.

  4. Taylor says:

    Such a great idea! I love Savers!!! You never know what wonderful things you aer gonna find there!

  5. britoct18 says:

    I’m stealing that striped skirt from you! Even though I hardly wear skirts, I’d gladly make an exception for that gem:) Great finds!

  6. I worked at savers for three years in highschool and college and from then on I have been a thrifter for life! I love finding new things to wear or for my home and my kids love shopping there too!

  7. Kristian says:

    You are so cute in all these thrifted outfits.

  8. Jamie Rose says:

    Oh man I love this idea for a blog series. It’s amazing the things you can find while thrifting. The second outfit with the striped skirt is adorable and I love the last one with the red skirt too! It’s hard to pick a favorite thrift find for me, but one of my favorites is a sailboat print button down I found for something like 50 cents. Also an 80s does 50s light pink sweetheart neckline dress with a lace skirt. My biggest thrifting tip is to take your time and look through everything!

  9. Mel Bosna says:

    Yes!!! I love my local store and the feeling of finding a good thrift! Fingers crossed ;)

  10. Ashley says:

    You are the thrifting QUEEN! I love absolutely every one of these looks. The way you play with color always gets me :).

  11. what an awesome post Lisa! all of these looks are so stylish & it’s fun to hear how much you saved. you seriously have the best luck thrifting! Pants are usually tough for me to find so I’m esp swooning over those & that orange skirt.

  12. Delores H says:

    I love so many of these! & I love the comparisons with more expensive options. I definitely love thrifting, but can’t say I do it enough. Posts like this are definitely really encouraging <3

  13. Katie says:

    Wow, your savers has really good deals! I never shop there because everything is way too expensive for a thrift store.
    I adore each of these looks too! The last one with the red skirt is my favorite. That top is just so fun! What a neat challenge, makes me want to go shopping now, haha.

    • Marlen says:

      yes! i always felt like their prices were a little nuts for thrift stores. like dresses are $15 at the one by me! Sometimes you can find a good deal, though

  14. Marlen says:

    aww yay, congrats to crissy for winning! and what a super fun post, i really enjoyed seeing your takes on waaaay more expensive pieces. look number two is my favorite- you are the absolute best at mixing patterns :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  15. I love your BAIT wedges- I have the same ones! So comfy! :)

    love, polly

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