As I have mentioned a number of times, I like to shop and I like to thrift. Over the last year and a half, some of my favorite pieces of clothing have come from Goodwill. As I have built up my wardrobe, I have become more picky about what I am looking for when shopping anywhere, including thrift stores. My current shopping wish list is fairly specific. **
As a result, it is harder to actually find what I am looking for at Goodwill. I go in around 1-2 times a week, but I have been trying to scale back a bit because it is hard to keep making the time for something that isn't yielding a lot of results right now.
Instead, I have been trying to be more creative with what I already have in my wardrobe. I use Pinterest as a tool - as color inspiration and to give me unexpected combinations of clothing. I layer more with long sleeves under short sleeves and add lots of vests, jackets, and cardigans. I also try to pin things that are realistic for me to replicate with clothing that I already have. I sometimes make notes to substitute in a different colored blazer or top. I also go hunting for new outfit ideas by searching for "olive skinnies" or "corduroy blazer" to get new ideas for pieces I currently own.
We went to Goodwill tonight and looked around. There was a ton of Ann Taylor LOFT, Banana Republic, and Talbots. I ended up not buying anything because nothing was quite right. Hopefully this will result in less items ending up on Ebay or back at Goodwill. :)
Do you like to be creative with your wardrobe? I'd love to hear your tips.
**Current shopping wish list - subject to change at any time.
- Burgundy top or sweater
- Grey cardigan or sweater
- Grey dress pants
- Colored skinny or straight leg cords
- Red jacket or sweater
- Checked or plaid shirt
- Tanks and t-shirts for layering
- Black cardigan
- Ankle boots
- Red flats
- Colorful scarf