I thrifted this $5 cashmere sweater this weekend at the new Ohio Discount Thrift store in Akron and wore it out for a comfy and casual day of antique shopping in Westhill. It’s so soft and cozy, and I couldn’t help but wear it despite the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having in December.
Sweaters are really easy to thrift, so if you’re a new thrifter, start there. There are so many to choose from and they are usually sorted by color so you can hone in on the style you like. I have a really hard time getting myself to buy a sweater from a regular retail store because I know there are literally hundreds to choose from for less than $5 at secondhand stores. Don’t trust the sizes on the tag either; vintage sizes are completely different and many sweaters may have shrunk with a previous owner. I recommend trying them on before you take them home. Sweaters to look for this winter: chunky vintage cozy sweaters, blanket shawls, and open front heavy cardigans.
I love gray, in fact it’s one of my favorite colors to wear. It’s such an easy color to style and pairs well with just about anything. That’s why I opted for a somewhat monochromatic look here with a pop of pink, which reminds me of the 2016 Rose Quartz Pantone color of the year (seriously, click on the color it’s absolutely gorgeous). This is the jacket I found at Goodwill on the thrift bus tour I hosted. (Read about it here). I also unintentionally matched my blog colors. The best part about this outfit is that it’s all thrifted, from head to toe and my grandma told me she owns the same exact purse. Twinning.