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Spring 2018 Outfit 3: How to Thrift Current Clothing

Spring 2018 Outfit 3: How to Thrift Current Clothing

Spring 2018 Outfit 3: How to Thrift Current Clothing Spring 2018 Outfit 3: How to Thrift Current Clothing

The weather is “warming” up you guys! It’s supposed to be a high of 47 next week and I already have my piña colada mix ready to go…


But for real though 47 is going to feel tropical after the winter we’ve had.

I’ll actually be able to pull these mules out and give them a real life test run… can’t wait!

I’ve been wanting to talk about one of my thrifting strategies with you guys for awhile now, and this outfit is the perfect time to do it.

I’m going to share how I thrift current clothing pieces!

I’ll be real honest with you:

I love Madewell. I love the vibe, I love the color selections, and I love the fit.

I’m not necessarily against shopping directly from them, but I definitely prefer to thrift my clothing (because it’s more affordable and sustainable) so what do I do?

When I know that I’m wanting to refresh my wardrobe with a few on-trend pieces, I will get on my favorite stores’ websites and have a poke around at what’s new in. If something catches my eye, I head over to eBay and create a saved search for that item (after you type in a search at the top of the page there is a heart you can click that says “save this search”).

By doing that, I get notifications if it becomes available in my size.

Sometimes those pieces never do become available, and sometimes they do!

This capsule I had a lot of luck with that strategy… yay!

Have you guys ever done this? Has it worked out for you? Or do you have any other good tips for thrifting current pieces?

Outfit Details:
Statement Tee: Thrifted | Same Tee from Original Source | Ethical Option | More affordable option | Everlane Option | Thrift Option
Skinny Jean: Thrifted | Same Jean from Original Source | Similar Distressed Ethical Option | Everlane Option | Thrift Option One | Thrift Option Two
Cognac Mule: Thrifted | Same from original source | Similar Ethical Option | More affordable option | Thrift Option | Thrift Option Two
Straw Circle Bag
Hoop Earrings: Thrifted | Same from Original Source | Handmade Option | Thrift Option

P.S. If you like the outfit I shared today, would you consider sharing it on Pinterest? Just over over any of the images and click the “pin it” buttons. Thanks so much!

Until next time,

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  • Reply Mikayla

    These colors 💯! The top is gorgeous and matches the buttons on the jeans. And the stitching around the buttons matches the purse. 🤯😍🤤

    March 8, 2018 at 9:01 am
    • Reply Karin

      Thanks girl! I was happy to have found these pieces!

      March 9, 2018 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Tina


    March 8, 2018 at 9:02 am
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you Tina!

      March 9, 2018 at 11:19 am
    • Reply Karin

      Thanks girl!!

      March 9, 2018 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Rebecca

    Another awesome look on you, friend!! Great tips on thrifting current styles. I did this a lot last year on both eBay and poshmark. Gap and Old Navy both fit me really well, and they’re pretty easy to find gently used. This year I’m on a spending fast until August, so other than new Birkenstocks, I’m not buying any clothes. I’m sure I will continue thrifting online this fall. I love that it’s such a sustainable option!

    March 8, 2018 at 10:02 am
    • Reply Karin

      Thanks Rebecca! It’s nice when you know brands that work… makes the hunt a lot easier! And good for you for taking a break! My plan is to build my wardrobe back up now that I’ve lost weight over the next four seasons and then take a break as well. I’m actually craving one so that’s my sign it’s time!

      March 9, 2018 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Jackie Lea

    Karin, do you ever use Poshmark? I’ve been finding jewelry there I could never afford at the store.

    March 8, 2018 at 11:11 pm
    • Reply Karin

      I do! All the time! Though I do still prefer eBay for things like this (only because you can save your searches and they e-mail you when pieces come available). Most of my recent denim purchases have been on Poshmark though! I love it!

      March 9, 2018 at 11:21 am

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