Happy Earth Day! This year I’m partnering with Savers to talk about thrifting, one of the most fun ways to go green! Savers keeps 650 million pounds of reusable goods out of landfills each year, making them one of the largest textile recyclers in the world. When you donate and shop at thrift stores, you are helping reduce the amount of waste and not contributing to the impact of new product production.
Armed with a $100 gift certificate to Savers, I was challenged to see just how much I could find to spruce up my wardrobe. Talk about a shopping spree! From one thrift store outing I was able to put together 3 entire looks, including shoes (but minus some accessories).
Thrifted: Coach loafers, floral jumper, striped tank top
Thrifted: J Crew gingham dress, vintage oxford shoes
vintage bow tie: estate sale
Thrifted: Floral summer dress, Keds tennis shoes, silk hair scarf
Look 4 & 5
Thrifted: Flamingo blouse (new with tags!) & Hawaiian dress
necklace: estate sale
Now let’s talk about just how much $100 can buy you at the thrift store. When shopping most retail, I would have to choose between a single dress or pair of shoes, but at Savers I was able to get a whole new-to-me summer wardrobe. We’re talking:
*4 pairs of shoes
*4 vintage cocktail glasses
*1 vintage coffee mug
April is Earth Month, and it’s the perfect time to do some spring cleaning! Donate all the stuff that you no longer wear or use, and know that you are keeping those things out of landfills. In addition, each of your donations contributes to Savers partnerships with a non-profit in your community. Go ahead and reward yourself with some shopping while you’re there ;)
As part 2 of my holiday collaboration with Savers, they armed me with a gift certificate to thrift pieces for a holiday outfit. I thought I would find some separates, or maybe even a cute dress, to combine with clothes already in my closet, so even I was surprised at finding this entire outfit (minus the tights) in one hour in the store. I even found two holiday wardrobe staples for this look- patent leather (the boots) and velvet (the skirt).
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I’ve actually never been to an Ugly Sweater party, but I was recently challenged by Savers to style one they sent me with a personal twist. And it was a fun challenge, indeed- these don’t get the moniker “ugly sweater” for nothing!
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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.
Blazer & Jeans: c/o Savers // Shoes: Blowfish (bought 2nd hand) // Necklace: thrifted
Free People floral jeans: $168
Forever 21 striped jacket: $29
bow blouse & skirt: c/o Savers // Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens // Sunnies: F21
Modcloth bow blouse: $34
JCrew striped skirt: $74
tropical blouse & skirt: c/o Savers // Shoes: BAIT // Scarf: thrifted
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?
Don’t forget to enter the $100 gift certificate giveaway for your own thrifty shopping spree!
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