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$25 Thrift Store Challenge Casual Style ~ Weekend Wear

$25 Thrift Store Challenge Casual Style ~ Weekend Wear

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With the $25.00 Thrift Store Challenge, we set out to see what we could find at one of the Family Thrift OUTLET stores. Since the entire store is priced at only $2.00, you feel like a kid in a candy store! (Everything is only $2.00 on Thursdays, prices goes down $0.25 each day until they close on Wednesdays at noon to empty out the unsold merchandise and restock with all new inventory.) You truly never know what you are going to find, and that my friend, is the most exciting thing about thrifting . . . some days we will find an abundance of amazing shoes, another trip will be all dresses, the next visit sweaters or just coats. Of course there are even the days that we find nothing, absolutely not one thing! On those rare days we don’t get frustrated and stop thrift shopping . . . no way! We know there is always a good thrift haul just waiting right around the corner!

The thrift gods blessed us on this particular day, we found a huge haul of casual clothes, 12 items for only $24!!!!!!!


Utility Jacket $2: Your new companion for skinny jeans or denim shorts, trainers, biker or cowboy boots, and a striped or plaid tee. Add a scarf and some arm candy to complete the look.



Asymmetrical sweater $2: The diagonal hem of a top or pullover adds lots of visual interest.


Geo print sweater coat $2:  similar to this Free People version. A bold geo print patterns an ultra-cozy sweater coat styled with a hood and a slightly boxy silhouette.

413-number-1024x1024 Trendy jeans $2: a must have for every wardrobe!


Faux leather moto coat / sweatshirt sleeves $2:  rock out with the cool attitude of biker-styled outerwear. This moto jacket combines the classic appeal of a leather jacket with a comfy sweatshirt.


Jersey tunic dress $2:  It’s the perfect not-too-tight, not-too-loose throw-on. Pair with boots in cooler weather or sandals for summer.


Blanket tweed / leather messenger bag $2: plenty of room for your iPad and everything else you haul around!


Tunic $2: this is one of the most versatile wardrobe pieces you can own! Wear them with straight or skinny jeans, even shorts (no skirts).


1/4 zip Brooks Brothers wool sweater $2: don’t forget to shop the men’s section! This sweater is the finishing touch to make to make your outfit looked pulled together.


White boho blouse by “Free People” $2: endlessly versatile – team with jeans, style for the office or throw over swimwear.


Heavy cotton boyfriend blazer with knit trim $2: easy to pair with t-shirt and jeans or over a simple dress.


Chambray shirt $2:  every closet must have a chambray shirt in its arsenal! Not only can you dress it up and down with ease, but it also goes with just about any color, print, and texture you have laying around.


As you can see from what we found, it is quite easy to recreate current trends that you see in magazines and on Pinterest! We always start our shopping day sharing our list of what we are looking for with each other. Be intentional when thrifting and shop with a list of basic items that you need to update your wardrobe.

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Happy Thrifting!  Jen and Pippa

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Robert Martin