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Thrift Store Style: It’s All About the Layers!

How to Refashion a Sweater Vest into a Sweater
How to Refashion a Dress into a Top Without Sacrificing Bottom Details

Well well well…I’ve almost made it through my first month back on the blog! I’ve gotta say, I didn’t realize how much I had missed it until I came back to it.

Thanks for all the words of encouragement. While I can’t always respond to them, just know they’re very appreciated. 🙂

As I’ve said before, I don’t just wear refashions. I thrift a LOT. And I find a LOT of neato things that I wear as-is! I know a lot of you guys don’t sew (WHYYYYYY??????) and maybe don’t want to sew, and that’s okay. This is a judgement-free zone!

But even if you have no desire to refashion, there are SO many amazing thrifted finds to be….er…found! I thought I’d share my favorites from this month with you.

Also, if you want a larger dose of my somewhat quirky thrift store style, as well as pics of Douglas and Benson, make sure to follow me on Instagram (the pups would really appreciate it)!

Sidebar: A blog post on where/how to find $1 Thrift Store Clothing in your area is in the hopper!

My New Favorite $1 Blazer

thrift store style refashionista blazer
I mean business.

This was actually picked up in the Boy’s section. As I put it on, I couldn’t help but think of that scene from 30 Rock:

Jack: You’re in an “adult dude” situation. You’re wearing a beautiful blazer from Rico’s Husky Boy collection.

Liz: Is that what Raggazi Robusti means?

Whatever. I thought it looked great for a day of working remotely.

refashionista shakespeare got to get paid son
Shakespeare got to get paid, son.

Anybody remember that sweet sweet savagely thrifted Dooney bag?

An ’80s-Inspired Thrifted Ensemble

thrift store style refashionista blondie tee
Just walking around my backyard in front of my camera tripod…as one does.

For this outfit, I paired a Blondie tee I’ve had since my freshman year of high school (I was obsessed with them then and still love them now) with a $1 double-breasted sweater jacket (I ripped out the shoulder pads), a pair of perrrrrfectly-faded black jeans, and a $3 thrifted pair of vintage Aldo shoes!

refashionista thrift haul
All thrifted, my friends!

$1 Leather Vest & $1 Hooded Dress

leather vest
Yes, it’s real leather!

I could not believe that vest made it to the clearance rack. How could no one else have wanted it???

thrift store style refashionista leather vest close up
Look at those details!

Keeping it Casual

thrift store style refashionista casual
So comfy!

In the middle of this month, SC had a nice refreshing warm snap. Temps were in the mid-70’s, so I thrifted accordingly! You’re looking at a $1 Ralph Lauren tee, and a $1 pair of oversized lounge pants (I added a drawstring).

thrift store style refashionista accessories
All appendage accessories seen here were thrifted too!

My Favorite Color of the Moment

thrift store style refashionista mustard
Why wasn’t this the Pantone Color of the Year?

This outfit features a ’70s terrycloth dress, a denim jacket I’ve had forever, a vintage headscarf, and a chunky scarf I got from Stitchfix a while back. Oh yes, and my beloved Fiestaware. 🙂

Pattern Mixing is Fun!

thrift store style refashionista pattern mixing
This is probably my fave!

I am all about this one, you guys. You’re looking at a $1 vintage butterfly collar shirt, a $1 fall floral dress, and an amazing vintage owlie handbag a thoughtful coworker gifted to me a few years ago.

refashionista owl bag
Mr. Lizard likes it too!

The boots are an old pair of Steve Maddens I’ve had for probably a decade now. I know knee boots aren’t quite on-trend right now, but I also don’t care. Wear what feels good, I say! 😛

thrift store style refashionista pattern mixing in the daytime
Same outfit. Different Lighting.

So there you go! My favorite outfits from this month! I hope these give you a lil zap of inspiration for how you can wear your own thrift store finds! It’s so much fun to thrift oddball pieces that you’d probably never splurge for new, and incorporate them into your everyday wardrobe.

Happy Thrifting, and I’ll see you on Instagram!


How to Refashion a Sweater Vest into a Sweater
How to Refashion a Dress into a Top Without Sacrificing Bottom Details