Thrift your way through all of the seasons
Thrift store shopping is an excellent way to find tremendous deals on clothing, regardless of the season. Your local thrift store is not a dumping ground for low-quality clothes, but quite the contrary, you can find high-value items that fit your style and budget at your local thrift store. Whether it’s a winter coat or a summer dress, your seasonal needs are covered.
Autumn is awesome. It is a time when transitional pieces like light jackets and sweaters are in high demand. Also, for a fraction of regular retail prices, it's worth the trip for good leather boots. Scarves are also great transitional pieces for extra warmth and flair as the weather gets cooler.
Now, when it comes to winter, it is certainly the most demanding of seasons, so a little layering goes a long way. You are going to need a little protection from the elements because freezing rain, bitter winds and blizzard conditons are all part of this drama-filled season. Head to your local thrift store for affordable winter coats. From the puffy, down-filled favorites to the 100 percent wool pea coats, there are plenty of styles to explore.
Find hats and gloves to finish your outerwear. As for the inner garb, search for layering pieces like turtlenecks, flannels, hoodies, and chunky sweaters so you don't lose heat.
Fall boots are usually quite stylish and worn throughout the winter season, but when dealing with snow and ice, look for non-slip boots instead. Your winter boots need traction, so ensure the treading is not worn down.
Hiking boots work for lower snow levels, but set your sights on snow boots. They are waterproof and have a soft and sticky rubber heel for better grip in slippery conditions.
During spring and summer months, celebrate the seasons by exchanging your darker colors for brighter, lively pastels. Also, look for lightweight or breathable fabrics like cotton, linen, silk and viscose.
Consider crop pants, cool shorts, and silhouette-loving dresses to enhance your warm-weather wardrobe, then make a beeline to the shoe section for strappy sandals and comfy flip-flops.
Every season is a good one for thrifting, and with patience and good timing, you can build a wardrobe that is both stylish and budget-friendly. Moreover, you get the extra self-satisfying bonus of helping to keep perfectly reusable clothing out of the landfill, and that’s a plus for you and the planet.
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