This post is inspired by Balancing Beauty and Bedlam’s frugal fashion show. I don’t pretend to be fashionable, but I do think I’m pretty thrifty if I put my mind to it. Here are some outfits that I’ve put together that are 90% from thrift stores — everything except for the shoes.
I’ve never been able to find good shoes at thrift stores in my size. So hey uh, stylish Pittsburghers who wear size 10-11 shoe: feel free to donate your goods at my favorite stores.
Oh, and I wanted to mention that although I’m not wearing tights in either of these pics, I recently did find several NEW IN PACKAGE tights/hosiery at a thrift store! We’re talking less than $0.50/pair. Some package designs look like they were from the ’80s. Not exaggerating.
I thought I’d show you some skirt and dress outfits, since my thrifted jeans are pretty basic.
- Vest: $2
- Mauve top: $3 at Salvation Army — Ann Taylor Loft
- Houndstooth skirt: $1
- Black & white patterned skirt: $1
- Shoes: TJ Maxx several years ago. Less than $20, but I can’t remember exactly.
The houndstooth skirt is a “petite” size. I am the opposite of petite (5’10”) so on its own the skirt is too short for me. I layered another skirt underneath for added length and interest.
- Houndstooth dress: $1
- Black pleated skirt: $1
- Belt: $1
- Shoes: TJ Maxx
This dress is also for petites. Since it fits fine everywhere but the length, I just layered a skirt underneath like I did in my first outfit.