If you’ve followed along for a while, you might remember this challenge from a few years ago. The original challenge was designed to help you thrift the basics and essentials, become more comfortable in thrift stores, and be more intentional with your purchases.
Based on reader feedback, we found that many of you are ready to learn some thrifting and styling techniques that will help you add a little extra “spice” to your outfits. You’re ready to elevate your outfits, and so are we!
So the theme of this year’s 12 Months of Thrifting challenge is DASH OF THRIFT.
What is the 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge?
The goal of the challenge is to help you add a “dash of thrift” to your outfits using 12 themes that you can easily find at secondhand stores.
How to join
Save or take a screen shot of the schedule.
For each month in 2020, use the schedule to shop for a specific prompt at secondhand stores. It can be locally, online, clothing swaps, whatever – as long as it’s secondhand. Better yet, shop your own closet for these items you already own them!
Use this as a strict guide.
Feel pressured to buy something you don’t want to buy
Give up because you couldn’t find something right away (you probably won’t)
Buy or wear something you don’t love
Use this as an inspirational tool
Feel free to skip ahead or work out of order
Add these items / themes to a running thrift wish list
Keep trying if you don’t find the item right away
Explore different ways to wear secondhand (online, borrow, clothing swaps, locally, etc)
Shop your own closet
Share your finds with @dinasdays and #12MonthsofThrifting
Relax and have fun
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