Good morning, dear readers! Are you a thrift store shopper, a retail shopper, or an online shopper? Do you prefer functional or fashionable clothing? A few weeks ago one of my viewers asked, “Is there a way to shop women’s upscale designer clothing through thrifting?” For example, what if my job and station in life requires that I venture into the world of high-end and deluxe name brands??
For my next trip to my local upscale consignment boutique (You can read about Trip 1 here), I wanted to see how many different outfits I could create out of a small number of clothes and how I could go about doing that. What could I take into the dressing room that would help me get the most value out of my dollars? What could help me walk away feeling like I had a small wardrobe that I could use successfully in my every day life?
If I had purchased everything I tried on that worked, I would have spent around$140 for 7 pieces of clothing. For a thrifter, that could sound expensive….but I am talking about name brands like Vince Camuto, Moon River, and Louis Vitton. Simply unbeatable $$$!
Dressing Room Tips
Tip #1. Try on some basic neutral shirts. This Vince Camuto black and white striped tee can be worn alone or with other pieces.
Tip #2. Try on some bright colored basic shirts. This gorgeous yellow shirt is perfect alone or with layering pieces.
Tip #3. Try on some layering pieces. This can include long cardigans or kimonos. If you need to make a simple shirt a little more dressy, or work wearable, simply throw on a layering piece and you are good to go!!
Tip #4. Try on some bold patterns. The fun part about patterns is that they make an instant statement, and they can pair well with your layering pieces. Since my wardrobe tends to be boring and simple, bold patterns can be a relief!!
Tip #5. Try on a dress or two. A dress is always a great piece to reach for. can always work for an special event or occasion. This white dress was simply light and airy and ADORABLE!!
These 5 tips gave me a starting point from the store rack to the dressing room. I know that, for me, walking into any clothing store can be so overwhelming because of all of the wonderful options!! From now on, these tips will give me a great place to start! Hopefully this will be of some help to you.
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