How to Thrift Booties

The prompt for September #12monthsofthrifting is to find a pair of booties, a fall essential. I always
have great luck finding booties at Goodwill, especially the location on State Road.
Here are my go-to tips to thrift booties: Always check the sole. If it’s worn down, probably not worth the purchase, even if it is $5.

Denim shirt three ways

My obsession with denim shirts started about six years ago when I found the perfect GAP denim button down at Goodwill. I quickly realized how incredibly versatile they are. They are also easy to wear and never go out of style.

$1.50 Maxi Dress

 

Maxi dresses are an essential piece to a staple wardrobe. They are perfect for vacations, weekend wear, night outs, and the buffet. I mean really, what’s better than a comfy maxi dress at an all you can eat Indian buffet? Every single maxi dress I own came from the thrift store. I thrifted this floral maxi from Goodwill wait for it…for $1.

12 Months of Thrifting: how to thrift and style a maxi skirt

Above: wearing one of my favorite thrifted maxi skirts of all time in NOLA, one of my favorite cities of all time!

For May’s 12 Months of Thrifting prompt, we’re focusing on incorporating a thrifted maxi skirt in your wardrobe. Whether you’re running errands or out painting the town red with friends, this essential piece will never let you down.

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

A photo posted by d i n a y o u n i s (@dinasdays) on Feb 16, 2016 at 5:04pm PST

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.