One of my favorite things to do in the new year is a good closet sweep. Believe it or not I actually enjoy cleaning out my closet and getting rid of things. I will admit, sometimes it is difficult to part form some items, but in the end you will be thankful you haven’t kept that unworn blouse you “may wear someday.” Plus it makes room for the new items I have been swooning.
Here are some helpful questions I ask myself when cleaning out my closet:
“Have I worn this in a year?”
“Is this something a woman in their 30’s would wear?”
“What would I wear this to?” -and give yourself 30 seconds
“How many times would I wear this in a year?”
Since I was in a teenager I have donated and shopped at Savers. If you have read my blog you know Savers is my all time favorite thrift store. By donating with Savers you are not only recycling unused goods, but you are helping preserve the landfills of America. Savers/Value Village actually keeps 650 million lbs of reusable items out of landfills annually. It is a great feeling to drop off the old items and an added bonus you can recycle them to people who need them.
Thrift stores are meant to be a treasure hunt so I don’t always purchase items after donating, but in the new year I like to grab a few key pieces to intermix into my wardrobe. I wanted to show you all how easy it is to not only pick up thrifted items, but then incorporate them into your already fabulous wardrobe. Below are some looks I put together from “new to me” items I purchased on my recent Savers trips.
Top-Savers, Dress-Savers, Shoes-Vince, Sunnies-Sunglass Spot, Clutch-Vintage Gucci
Jacket-Forever 21, Patches-Savers (I took these patches to a tailor and had them sew them onto my jacket for an updated look, Shirt-Savers, Jeans-Rag & Bone, Shoes-Adidas
Silk Blouse-Savers, Jeans-Levis via Savers (I actually took out the hem in these jeans for an updated exposed hem look, Bag-YSL, Shoes-Dior, Sunnies- Ray Ban
Dress-Forever 21, Shoes-AGL, Silk Scarf-Savers, Purse-Dooney & Bourke via Savers, Vest-Levis via Savers
Hat-Forever 21, Dress- Savers, Vest-Savers, Sunnies-Forever 21, Boots-Walmart, Socks-Hunter
Velvet Turtleneck-Savers, Dress-Nordstrom, Shoes-Steve Madden, Purse-Ralph Lauren via Savers, Sunglasses-Forever 21
Blouse-Nordstrom, Blazer-Savers, Shorts-Target, Shoes-Zara, Bag-Liz Claiborne via Savers
Shirt-Nordstrom, Jumper-Savers, Shoes-Vince, Bag-French Connection, Sunnies-Forever 21
I hope these looks inspire you to check out your local Savers next time you are looking for an affordable way to remix your closet.