Thrift Shopping: How It Can Help AND Hinder Your Personal Style

Posted On Thursday, April 21st, 2016
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide, Thrifty Threads 365

Thrift Shopping: How It Can Help AND Hinder Your Personal Style

I hate to say it, but sometimes thrift shopping isn’t a good thing. I don’t want to say it’s bad, but let’s face it, some thrift shoppers just buy any and everything. Now that’s bad! We know that just because something is “cheap” doesn’t mean it’s necessarily worth buying and those little purchases can rack up after a while.

But beyond that, thrift shopping can actually be bad for your personal style. Ok, just hear me out on this one…

How Taking a Shopping Hiatus Can Lead to a Better Wardrobe

Posted On Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide, Thrift Stores

Here's how taking a shopping hiatus can help you define your style and benefit your wardrobe

A few days ago I received an Instagram comment and someone asked when’s my next thrift shopping haul. Well, the thing is, I’ve kinda stopped shopping, so I don’t know when my next haul video will be.

This shopping hiatus hasn’t been intentional {it’s a combo of cleaning out my closet and moving to a new place with limited space}, but it’s been surprisingly beneficial.

Here’s why taking a shopping break can be a great thing, not just for your wallet, but your style as well.

Do You Really Love It? 3 Ways to Determine It’s Time to Let Your Clothes Go

Posted On Monday, February 15th, 2016
Filed Under: Style Guide

Closet Clean Out: 3 Ways to Determine Whether to Keep or Toss Your Clothes

“Do you love it? Really love it?” 

This weekend I helped a friend clean out her closet and that’s the question I repeatedly asked anytime she tried to add a garment to the keep pile. And her response was either “no” or “it’s okay, I like it.” Having a closet full off “okay” pieces is the quickest way to end up with an excessive amount of mediocre clothes and accessories that just take up space and don’t represent your personal style. But I know it can be hard to decide what you should keep or toss.

If you’ve ever struggled with deciding how to determine you love, like really love a garment or accessory, here are some tips.

The Number One Reason You Need to Define Your Personal Style, ASAP

Posted On Monday, January 25th, 2016
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide

Here's the Major Reason You Should Define Your Personal Style

You may be noticing a theme on the blog over the past few weeks. Between How Cleaning Out Your Closet Can Benefit Your Personal Style to using a Thrift Wish List to help you shop more efficiently, it’s all about figuring out the clothes and accessories that work for you {your lifestyle, occupation, body shape, etc.}.

Developing your personal style is so important. If the posts above still haven’t convinced you you need to determine your personal style, there’s one reason to do so. It’s a major key!

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How Cleaning Out Your Closet Can Help You Define Your Personal Style

Posted On Monday, January 18th, 2016
Filed Under: Style Guide

How to Define Your Personal Style By Cleaning Out Your Closet
I know, that title sounds a bit counter intuitive, right? Cleaning out your closet can teach you something and even benefit your style? Absolutely! Last year I donated a fourth of my wardrobe. It was a weekend long project, but it was totally worth it.
It’s not just about cleaning out your closet so you free up space to buy more stuff, but cleaning out your closet can actually give you a snapshot into your personal style.
If you’re trying to define your style, read on to see exactly how a closet purge can do just that!