Thrifty Threads 365: Should I Continue My Style Challenge in 2015?

Posted On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Filed Under: Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

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As you can tell from the title, I’m contemplating another round of Thrifty Threads 365 for 2015. If you’re new to the blog, Thrifty Threads 365 is a shopping challenge I created where I only thrift shop for a full year. I can’t purchase any new clothes or accessories {this excludes undergarments!}. I’ve been doing TT365 off and on for three years. Whew!

I’ve had a few of you ask if I’ll keep doing Thrifty Threads 365 in 2015 and the honest answer is, I don’t know. That’s why I need your help.

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The first time I completed Thrifty Threads 365 in 2010, the only rule I had was no new clothes. There wasn’t a thrift shopping budget and I pretty much spent, or overspent, whatever I wanted while thrifting. The following year I enforced a $50 monthly budget and a few of my readers joined the challenge with me.

And finally, for 2014, I kept the $50 monthly budget and really utilized social media to keep track of everyone participating in the challenge. Just check the #ThriftyThreads365 hashtag to see all of the amazing folks who rock thrift store style!

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In between thrifty threads outfit posts, I’ve shared my thrift shopping tips, the most recent was how to thrift a winter coat and I even released my thrift shopping book that’s full of my insider tips and tricks to score vintage and designer deals at the thrift shop.

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But what can I or WE do to really step up Thrifty Threads 365 for the new year? I want to keep it going, but only if there’s something new, fun and inspiring!

Should I focus on readers who are doing/did the challenge and their thrift story?
Maybe I can commit to wearing thrifted clothes everyday with only one new item allowed?

Leave a comment below and let me know! I’d love to hear how we can make Thrifty Threads 365 fun and fresh for 2015!

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9 thoughts on “Thrifty Threads 365: Should I Continue My Style Challenge in 2015?

  1. Most of us who thrift regularly likely have a robust wardrobe and we probably don’t need a single new item! How about thrifting items only if they are truly unique or if it is an upgrade to a piece you already own?

  2. I say continue with the Thrifty Threads 365 – its encouraging and helpful. I love to see you incorporate “1 Piece # Ways” post throughout the year with what you have purchased.

  3. I think it would be cool to see readers who are doing the challenge too. And I love the idea of thrifted clothes everyday with only 1 new item.

  4. I would like to see you continue the challenge. I find it inspiring and I have committed to participating in 2015! I am setting up my blog now to document my journey. Also, I love the idea of showing readers who are doing the challenge also.

  5. I say, please keep it. Thrifting is always a challenge for me as i usually spend way more than $50 a month. 50 a month would keep me in check and i would save a lot of money and focus on necessities rather than, oohh, i’ll take that and that and then i feel i’m really not saving at all by going to thrift stores.
    Please keep it.Thank you, Mabel

  6. I would continue with the challenge for 2015, but drop the budget to $20- 30, and refashion the newly thrifted items or the items you already have to make them to different.

  7. I would love to see other THRIFTERS with their unique finds. Also it would be great to see the 365 challenge dollar amount lowered to $30

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