It’s time, once again, to examine the hot “new” trends for the season, and remind ourselves that fashion recycles EVERYTHING! Here are just a few of the garments, colors, and styles that are trending for spring and summer that you can easily track down at your local thrift and consignment shops. (Note that all of the on-trend items I’m wearing below have been thrifted. Already.)
Cobalt was declared a trend just a few seasons back, but it is definitely the color to covet for fall and winter. This color is marvelous with gray and fun with black or black and white prints, but also try pairing it with magenta, neon yellow, purple, or navy. Cobalt is a strong shade and can overpower some complexions, but wearing it in a skirt, pants, or pair of shoes will work beautifully. As is the case with all color trends, these ones will be among the easiest to thrift!
Well, friends, I can tell you this for certain: Most thrift shops are absolutely BRIMMING with moto jackets. Many are old and fairly beat-up, but since distressed garments are quite covetable right now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing! The majority will be black leather, but red, gray and other colors turn up on occasion, too. My own gray leather moto was thrifted for a mere $9.99.
You’re likely to find two types of camo on the thrift racks: Actual Army surplus items, and the camo stuff that’s been trendy for a year or so now that people are already sick of. Camouflage skinny pants and jeans are among the hottest commodities, but tees, jackets, and even skirts are good bets, too, if you can find ‘em.
No, really, these have been declared trendy. Again! Leopard and zebra prints abound in most thrift stores, but you’ll also find the occasional giraffe, ocelot, snake, or crocodile print. Don’t confine yourself to clothing with this trend: Shoes, bags, belts, and scarves are all great ways to cash in, and all imminently thriftable.
Ditto on this one. Hopefully you’ve already got some military-influenced pieces on-hand, but if not you can thrift utility jackets, blazers and coats with epaulets, shirts with tab sleeves, cargo pants, and just about anything in olive green or khaki. That is, if you haven’t already stocked up on camo.
What trendy items will YOU thrift for this season?
(This post first appeared on the Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota blog.)