Welcome 2018! Triad Goodwill and I are welcoming the New Year with a 12 Months of Thrifting Essentials Guide. This quick guide is a sure way to help you refresh your wardrobe for the new year.
Many of us take on the new year, new me approach and to help you put that plan into action, this guide gives you specific pieces to shop for each month. Thrifting can be overwhelming to newbies and I have heard from many of my fellow thrifters that having a guide when shopping, would be a major help for starters. So your request has been granted and I am thankful to Triad Goodwill for the opportunity to share this information with their current and future shoppers as well. We hope this will become something to look forward to every year to help you refresh and build your current wardrobe.
12 Months of Thrifting Essentials
JAN. WINTER COAT
FEB. VALENTINE’S GIFT (picture frame, red sweater, nice baskets, etc.)
MAR. RAIN JACKET/RAIN BOOTS
JUN. COCKTAIL DRESS/SUIT
AUG. DENIM JEANS
SEP. BUTTON DOWN SHIRT
OCT. LIGHTWEIGHT SWEATER
This list really is as simple as it looks! I have attempted to narrow down the items in each month by my thrifting experiences. Here are some tips to help you as well.
- Be patient with yourself. If you have never thrifted before, these items may not catch your eye as quickly as in a retail store. Sizes are not easily visible, so take a cup full of patience and control in with you when you shop. It may take you a few visits to get it right and you may be able to wipe out more than one month at a time if you get really good at it.
- Protect yourself. Yes, others have worn or not worn donated clothes but either way still be prepared. I usually carry sanitizing spray and wipes with me. If you think you will be trying on clothes I normally wear close fitted tops and leggings as a barrier without being bulky. If you feel comfortable enough to purchase to wait until after you wash or have the items cleaned then go for it.
- Share with us. If you are successful in your search by all means feel free to snap a selfie and share with us. I will be shopping right along with you and sharing my finds in each month. Make sure to follow us and tag us on Instagram @onthe_eve_style_ and @triadgoodwill. Use the tag #Thrifty18. Your accounts must be public in order for us to see your fabulous finds.
Good luck and Happy Thrifting!