Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Finally sweater weather...and three tips for finding a great sweater at the thrift store!

three tips for finding a great sweater at the thrift store
three tips for finding a great sweater at the thrift store

I wait all year for sweater weather. Don't get me wrong, I love sundresses so much, but cold crisp weather and cozy sweaters are my favorite. I spend all year at thrift stores looking for sweaters, even in the middle of summer! Actually, summer is the best time to look for great sweaters at the thrift store, because they're usually super cheap (around $3-6!) and no one else is looking for them...but more on that in a second.

three tips for finding a great sweater at the thrift store
three tips for finding a great sweater at the thrift store

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three tips for finding a great sweater at the thrift store

Boots: Lucky Brand, thrifted for $10 // Pants: Mother Denim from Walla Walla Clothing Co // Peplum shirt: DIY (tutorial here) // Sweater: Thrifted from Savers Thrift for $4 // Bag: Coach, thrifted from Goodwill for $30 // Necklace: Can't remember! 


Ok, enough outfit detail! And now....

...Three tips for finding amazing sweaters at thrift stores!


1. Look off season! I always look for sweaters during the summer months, and it pays off. I've found beautiful designer and cashmere sweaters for a veritable song (we're talking like, under $3), just because no one else was looking for them. It pays to keep an eye on unseasonable pieces for sure.

2. Look for natural fibers. Comfortable sweaters get a lot of use, and natural fibers will have less pilling, feel better and last longer. Don't be afraid of looking a couple of sizes up, though, because natural fibers can sometimes shrink!

3. Keep track of trends. That giant cotton 80's sweater in the XL section might look amazing with leggings and booties, and it has the benefit of obviously being a piece that will last a while!

If any of you have some really cool thrift store finds, I'd love to see them! Drop me a link below so I can go check them out!




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4 comments:

  1. Thanx for the tips ! your sweater is so lovely ! love it

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  2. I thought it was just me hahahaha . I go sweater hunting from thrift stores to regular ones and I have a thing for scarves and fur. Is it weird. I love the look.

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  3. I never thought of tip number 1 and 2! Love them, and will keep them in mind! Especially tip number 2!

    Sam
    http://thrifttasteandheadspace.com/

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  4. Love your sense of style! Sweaters are a girls dream come true!
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