Thrifted Summer Outfit: Yellow Linen Pants

Contrbuted by: Tijana of A Plentiful Life and Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert.

I know refreshing your wardrobe can feel overwhelming, but let’s look at 3 simple steps on how you can achieve it with ease.

First look at your current wardrobe, are there items in there you haven’t taken off the hanger for the past two summers…be honest!  We all do it.  Maybe you found a great deal on a shirt or you love the colour of a dress but it doesn’t fit properly.  Get rid of them!  They are not making you feel good about your wardrobe.  Remember to donate all items to the Salvation Army Thrift Store as you will receive a coupon for $10 off your next $25 purchase!

Next make a dream list of items you would love to add to your wardrobe.  Do you want a killer maxi dress or a pair of linen shorts.  Whatever the items you are coveting on your Pinterest board, make sure to write them down.  This always helps me stay on track and not purchase items that don’t work or fit with my current wardrobe.

Organize your wardrobe so it’s easy to get ready!  If you have items mixed up I think it can be difficult to quickly decide what to wear.  I organize my wardrobe by item/colour. From the right I start with dresses, tank tops, short sleeve shirts and pants.  Each section is organized from light to dark.  I started doing this a few years ago. Organizing made me love my wardrobe and really be able to see the pieces I currently have.

My wardrobe feels so light since I donated some items and thrifted a few new pieces from the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Every time I am getting ready I am so excited to put outfits together, but I was previously frustrated!  I cannot wait to style these 100% linen pants this summer.

Ok let’s break down the cost, this is my favorite part because it shows that outfits on a budget are possible!

Yellow Linen Pants: $8.99 (Salvation Army Thrift Store), White T-Shirt: $6.99 (H&M), Marc Jacobs Sunglasses: $49.99 (Winners), b.o.c Sandals: $6.99 (Salvation Army Thrift Store), Straw Hat: $4.99 (Salvation Army Thrift Store) Rope Belt: $2.50 (A Plentiful Life DIY)

TOTAL COST: $80.45

If you are still unsure about thrift shopping I would suggest starting small with some accessories.  Do you need a new summer hat or a pair of sandals?  I thrifted the straw hat and the sandals from the Salvation Army Thrift Store and both items were practically brand new.  A lot of times people purchase items they do not wear or they bought the wrong size.  Those items most likely end up at the thrift store!