Spring 2019 is all about bright, bold colors. If you are over the pastel spring scene from years past, now is your moment. Think and thrift eye-popping colors; fuchsia, bright blue, vibrant green. One benefit of thrifting is that you can have fun with trends at a fraction of the cost. The outfit above is a perfect example. These teal pants were new with tags from Ann Taylor Loft. I got them for $1 at Goodwill’s $1 color tag sale. The bright green print blouse is actually quite a find. It is Valentino, and 100 percent silk. It was $4 at Desert Best Friend’s Closet in Palm Desert, CA.
This yellow skirt is another color payoff piece. I got it half off at Goodwill for $2.25. The shirt I got for $5.50. It is 100 percent silk from Lauren, Ralph Lauren.
Brights are not for everyone. But at these prices, it does not hurt to experiment. If you get tired of it, donate it back. It helps to cut down on the carbon footprint and textile waste. And speaking of that, actress and activist Olivia Wilde and Thred Up just announced a new program, Choose Used, for buying recycled clothing. More info is here: https://tinyurl.com/yxw2uxe3These fuchsia pants I got for $1 at Goodwill on one of its special tag days. The booties were $20 at Goodwill. The belt is Escada and it was $2.99 at Salvation Army. The scalloped edge shirt is vintage, and was $4.99 at Salvation Army. The coat (I heart this coat so hard. It is a fashion tragedy that I live in Southern California and I missed wearing it the four days out of the year it would make sense) was $8.99 at Salvation Army. It is such vintage goodness. Here’s a shoutout to the designer, Len Artel, who was active in the 1960s. (And while we are celebrating vintage coats, kudos to this Pinterest board of vintage coats: https://www.pinterest.ie/msfrogblue/coats-vintage-style/?lp=true)