We all know that most of the season’s hottest can be found for pennies on the dollar at the local thrift store, right? I mean, RIGHT?
Good. Then let’s take a peek at some of fall’s trends that are ripe for the picking down at the charity shops and consignment boutiques:
I’ve thrifted animal print dresses, knit shirts, and skirts over the past five years. That’s right, five years. Here’s an example of yet another trend with an extended shelf-life! And easily thriftable in my opinion. Zebra, leopard, snake … pick your poison, ladies. It’s all for sale, if you’re willing to look.
Not a huge fan of velvet myself, but I’ve thrifted at least two velvet blazers in my lifetime. Once within the past two years. And I’ve certainly seen velvet pants, skirts, dresses, vests, and more on my thrift outings.
CAPES AND PONCHOS
Before these top layers became trendy, thrift stores were the ONLY place you could find capes and ponchos! And they’re still there, if you are willing to scour the racks. Especially since this is more of a fringe trend …
Hmmm, yet another trend that’s been making the rounds for several years. Lucky for you, if you’re a fan, since lacy goods are fairly easy to thrift. I’ve seen lace camis, dresses, and blouses mainly. Can’t say I’ve seen many skirts, but I bet they’re out there!
Color trends are always the easiest to thrift, since … well, ALL colors are ALWAYS represented on the racks. My gorgeous camel coat was bought on consignment, and I always see tons of similar ones at the thrift emporia. Khaki and tan clothes are also available in abundance, for non-outerwear applications.
Of all the trends I’m looking at today, sequins are the most difficult to track down. But I’ve thrifted a pristine sequined Banana Republic tank in the past two years, and see loads of sequined dresses and sequin-embellished items every time I hit the shops. Keep your eyes peeled for the sparkly, and you’ll score.