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12 Months of Thrifting Challenge: Dash of Thrift

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!

Listen to the podcast, read the blog, or check IG and Facebook each month for styling and thrifting tips. 

Share your outfits and finds with us on social using #12MonthsofThrifting


Use this schedule as an inspirational tool and not as a strict guide.

Don’t feel pressured to buy something you don’t want to buy.

Add these items to a running thrift list and don’t give up because you couldn’t find something right away (you probably won’t)

Shop your closet if you already own these items

Explore different ways to wear secondhand (online, borrow, clothing swaps, locally, ) but don’t buy or wear something you don’t love

Share your finds with @dinasdays and #12MonthsofThrifting

Relax and have fun

Allow us to Rethriftrodeuce Ourselves is a podcast about secondhand shopping hosted by two treasure-hunting friends, Dina & Shannon. Subscribe today. For more about the podcast visit dinasdays.com/podcast.