That is why we try to stay tuned in to the latest seasonal trends. We’ve even been known to wander around traditional retail stores just to make sure we know what to look for when we hit up Goodwill later. There’s nothing quite like turning a corner at the Salvation Army and thinking “That looks just like that coat at Bloomingdales!”
Like many things that are worthwhile in this world, thrifting for current trends takes time and research. But that’s part of why we love it. Don’t things just feel better when you’ve worked for them? That’s the joy of the score!
Plus it feels so much better than supporting the wasteful behemoth that fast-fashion has become. While we aren’t immune to the draw of trendy abundance of the Forever 21’s, H&M’s and Old Navy’s, the amount of clothing waste they produce is absolutely deplorable. We’d be lying if we said part of our love for thrifting doesn’t come from good-old, home-grown, Northern-California environmental awareness. Also, we can’t tell you how often we find perfectly good fast-fashion pieces at the thrift store – including hot online brands like Tobi and Nasty Gal – for a fraction of their original price.
To help you train your eye this spring, we’ve compiled a list of the season’s most thriftable trends. Take this list with you on your next second-hand shopping spree! (By the way, we’ve limited the images to versions of these trends we think are most likely to be available second-hand).