In the past few years I have really embraced shopping secondhand. There are so many advantages.. more environmentally friendly, saves you money, lets you try multiple brands all in one place!
When you go shopping, making a list is super helpful so that you don’t get overwhelmed and buy a bunch of stuff you don’t need. You can search by brand, color or item. This makes it easier to narrow down the options.
I found these 3 pieces the other day and am super excited to style them in so many different ways!
Secret Closet in Hillsborough,NC is one of my favorite consignment stores to shop!
I love adding accessories to really elevate an outfit. I have even been known on more than one occasion to create a whole outfit starting with an accessory like a scarf, necklace or earrings. I found this beautiful pink and blue Ikat scarf at the local consignment shop, My Secret Closet, and I just had to get it. That is one thing I love about Consignment and thrift shops is you never know what you might find. It is kind of like a scavenger hunt.
Once I got home I realized that I am drawn to this color palette quite a bit. This art by Jenna Webb Art has similar colors to the outfit and I have always loved it. I also have photos of bright pink flowers and pictures of the Amalfi Coast with all the blues and pinks. I Iove just about any shade of blue and pairing a hot pink with it just gives it that extra pop!
There are so many great sources of color inspiration around us. What colors are you constantly drawn to? I bet if you look around in your home or closet you will see some color themes!
Shopping secondhand may take time but there are so many advantages to it! After years of helping women with their closets I can honestly say there are so many clothes out there that are in new or like new condition that end up at consignment or thrift stores. Taking items to consignment is a way to make a little money and pass your items on in a responsible way where they don’t end up in the landfill. If you aren’t worried about getting any money back for the items then there are so many great thrift shops that support wonderful causes that you can donate to. And the best part is that someone else benefits from something that was just taking up space in your closet and never being worn.
What are some of the biggest benefits of shopping secondhand?
-You can try a variety of brands all in one place and you may even discover brands you didn’t know about.
-Once you identify the brands that fit you best you can look for those specific brands in the future.
-If you have an item, style or brand that is no longer made sometimes you can find these gems hidden at consignment and thrift shops.
-You have the opportunity to buy brands that are higher end and better quality for a fraction of the price.
-If you need some transitional pieces for weight fluctuations ( as many women struggle with, myself included) then you can buy some staple pieces at an affordable price.
-If you have a special occasion that requires an outfit you are not likely to wear often you can buy secondhand to stay within a budget and not have to spend money on something new.
I hope these tips helped and you are inspired to buy secondhand or at least do some browsing! Its’ fun to see what you might find!