Spring has officially arrived, and that means it’s also the season for spring dresses. We’ve had our eyes on maxi dress trends lately, and we both found a few gems at our local thrift stores.
We both love any kind of special event that involves dressing up: holidays, parties, and especially costumed events!
St. Patrick’s Day can be a tricky holiday, because most people don’t have a ton of green in their wardrobe. Let’s face it, green – especially the indisputably bright kind that lets you avoid pinches – is kind of a hard color to wear.
That’s why we opted to go thrifting for this post: to avoid spending a lot on what might be wear-once-a-year items. Lucky for us, most of the thrift stores in our area are on top of current events and had a whole rack of green clothing set aside. But that didn’t stop us from diving into the rest of the racks in search of anything from hunter to chartreuse.
Chances are St. Patrick’s Day will fall on a work day, so we put together some outfits that are festive and have a pop of green, but still look professional.
(Black Banana Republic dress – gift, black Hush Puppy pumps from Ross)
Whether it’s a casual backyard gathering or a out-all-night kind of event, bright green can be a fun accent.
Devon’s look: Green H&M top – $3.49 from Goodwill
(Black maxi skirt – hand-me-down from Mom, platform sandals from TJ Maxx, DIY necklace)
(Skinny black jeans from Ross, black Mossimo pumps from Goodwill)
You don’t have to go to the mall or go online and spend a lot to get cute, trendy dresses.
Below are some of our favorite thrift store finds, compared in price and style with their full-priced equivalents currently for sale.
The key to getting this right is not going into a thrift store looking for something specific, but going in with your mind open to current trends. Browse Pinterest, flip through some fashion mags, then grab a $20 and go!