How to thrift and wear a trench coat

I’ll never forget the first trench coat I bought nine years ago. My friend convinced me it would be a purchase I wouldn’t regret because it would be an item I will wear for years to come. Nine years later, I still wear it every spring and fall. That’s exactly why I included a trench or utility jacket as April’s prompt for the 12 Months of Thrifting challenge.

How to thrift the perfect essential blazer

I’m having so much fun with the #12MonthsofThrifting challenge. Not only has it been fun to engage with fellow thrifters, but this challenge has helped me focus on practical pieces more than ever before. #12MonthsofThrifting is designed to help you build a thrifted wardrobe, piece-by-piece over the upcoming year. Each prompt represents a staple item you can wear for seasons to come.

#12MonthsofThrifting: Thrifting a Striped Shirt

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We’re wrapping up the second month of the #12MonthsofThriftingChallenge. This challenge is designed to help you build a thrifted wardrobe, piece-by-piece over the upcoming year. Each prompt represents a staple item you can wear for seasons to come.

Madewell Blazer from ThredUp

A black blazer is an essential piece for your wardrobe. That’s why I included it in the March ‪#‎12MonthsofThrifting‬ challenge. Embracing the power of one for a more simple wardrobe, I replaced my two black blazers with one high-quality Madewell piece that I got for $4 after discounts and rewards on thredUP.

#12MonthsofThrifting: Thrifting a Striped Shirt

We’re moving right along into month two of the #12MonthsofThrifting challenge. This challenge is designed to help you build a thrifted wardrobe, piece-by-piece over the upcoming year. Each prompt represents a staple item you can wear for seasons to come. Last month, we set out to thrift a cozy sweater. You can read all about it here.

12 Monts of Thrifting: How to thrift a cozy sweater

Editor’s note: this article also appeared on the Goodwill Akron blog.

 

For January’s 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge, we’re starting off with cozy, slouchy, chunky sweaters. I use those three terms interchangeably. These are an absolute must have for every essential wardrobe. They are comfortable, practical, and extremely stylish.

12 Months of Thrifting

This year, I’m kicking off a series with Goodwill Akron called 12 Months of Thrifting that will break down the art of thrifting for new thrifters and will help you build a wardrobe of thrifted essentials you can wear season after season.