Tips for the Thrift pt. 2

Last week on the blog, I shared my tricks for thrift shopping in-store. This week, I’m talking about a whole new ballgame–thrifting online! There are so many apps and websites that make it possible to shop second-hand anywhere and anytime!

Poshmark, Depop, Vinted and many other apps are making it possible to purchase like-new pieces at a fraction of the price and this is a fantastic way to sell and buy clothing! However, today, I am going to be talking about my favorite place to online thrift shop: Thredup!

Thredup is my favorite website to browse and I have placed probably a few too many orders over the last couple years. I love it because it is easy to use, the prices are affordable and reasonable, and there are quality items on the website! In today’s post, I will be sharing you how I styled three pieces from the website and how I find the best items for the best deals!

This first outfit is super casual and comfortable, which has been my go-to look lately. I love these sneakers–I wear them all the time, so I bet you’ve seen them before! This shirt was a steal from Thredup. It is originally from Free People and I got it for around $10! I love the peplum and the ringer-neckline detail. I would swap out the sneakers for some booties, add a jacket and a necklace for a night out!

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Top: Free People (ThredUp) Jeans: BDG (Buffalo Exchange) Shoes: Steve Madden (old)

Tip #1: Filter your search by selecting sizes. Although it isn’t good to limit yourself by looking at specific sizes in thrift stores, shopping second-hand online is a different story. It is inefficient and somewhat pointless to look through all the items when only a fraction of them are your size. Thredup makes it easy to apply a filter to your search that will narrow down the results. You can also do this with prices!

Tip #2: Search your favorite brands. I love having the ability to search the whole website to see what items are from specific brands. This is not possible in the thrift store, but online it is so easy and convenient! Thredup carries items from thousands of different and unique brands, so take advantage of the ability to search for your most-loved brands!

This next outfit is probably my favorite. I love the simplicity of it, yet I felt so chic and put-together! This cardigan has been one of my go-to pieces this winter season and I’m loving the fact that chenille is a trend at the moment! (Even when it goes out of style, I will not be over it.) I got this blouse, which is originally from Old Navy, on Thredup and I am obsessed with it. It is a short-sleeve striped button-down top–a total closet staple in my opinion.

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Top: Old Navy (Thredup) Cardigan: Anthropologie Purse: Anthropologie

 

Tip #3: Look at the “Top Picks” section. I love looking at what others think are the “best items,” just for some inspiration (and hopefully a good find!). It is normally on the front page and it is helpful and fun to take a look at.

Tip #4: Be patient. Just like in-store thrifting, you won’t find something you absolutely adore every time you look on the site. Hundreds of items are added everyday, so make sure to check in and search for your favorite brands to see if anything new came in.

Tip #5: Look out for coupon codes for additional percentages off. Thredup doesn’t do this too often, but when they do it is AMAZING and it makes a big difference on the cost of the order! I’ve found they do it most often around holidays! (Pssstt…there is a coupon code at the bottom of this post!!)

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Skirt: Madewell (Thredup) Jacket: Levi’s (thrifted) Top: Anthropologie (old)

This last look is so easy to recreate with things that you already have in your closet. This outfit was inspired by the skirt, which is a Madewell silk skirt that I bought on Thredup and it still had the tags on it. I got it for a fraction of the price, and it was as good as new! I already have a couple outfit ideas for this skirt so I’m pretty excited. Next to the striped button-up, this was my second favorite find on Thredup this time around.

I hope you learned some new ways to be successful while shopping second-hand online! If you are interested in checking out Thredup, here is a coupon code available for 35% off all first time orders up to $50 to the first 200 users! The code is: HERSTYLEDSTORY 

Happy thrifting! 🙂

Jennifer

This post was in collaboration with Thredup but all thoughts are my own.

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