Finding those winter staples without having to stress about price tags is the best way to update your wardrobe for any season. I recently teamed up with Savers & SheKnows to find stylish seasonal pieces at a fraction of the price.
AS SEEN ON: Mary Kate Olsen, Reese Witherspoon, and Jessica Alba.
WHY I NEED THEM: Plaid is always a must. It is such a classic pattern that pairs well with denim and neutrals. It is always fun mixing and matching colors, as well as playing with dimension.
WHAT I SAVED: $248 saved by the thrift
WHAT I GAINED: Built in softness, character, and vintage styles.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN THRIFTING: Make sure to check for holes, broken buttons, and loose threads. All can be fixed, but it better be built into the price.
WIDE BRIM HATS
AS SEEN ON: Olivia Palermo, Kourtney Kardashian, and Beyonce.
WHY I NEED THEM: You can keep your head warm through the winter months, as well as look stylish at the same time!
WHAT I SAVED: $58 saved by the thrift
WHAT I GAINED: Huge array of hat selections, broader color palette, hats add mystery and always tell a story. I like that mine has an added allure and a cute embellished chair surrounding it.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN THRIFTING: Hats are great thrift buys because older ones are usually made of quality materials and are able to maintain integrity over the years.
AS SEEN ON: Rachel Zoe, Alexa Chung, and Katie Holmes.
WHY I NEED THEM: They wear well with skinny jeans, leggings, skirts, and dresses. The shorter style is more modern than the average tall boot, and the more embellishments, the better!
WHAT I SAVED: $276 saved by the thrift
WHAT I GAINED: Boots should look broken in; thrifting means someone else has done the work already, and leather is tough so usually thrift books are in good shape and soles, if distressed, are easy to replace.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN THRIFTING: Water marks and discolorations can be hard to remove; make sure you love the spots on your shoes at purchase.
* Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration with Saves and SheKnows. As always, all opinions are my own.