If you want better attire for less, do not shop at retail clothing stores. Even sales items are usually way overpriced. When you want a dress for work or social occasions, visit a local thrift store instead. Forget about new designer fashions. You will find outdated vintage garb, but you will also find the latest and greatest styles and brands. Some have never been worn, while others were gently used. In any case, a tired old outfit is easy to update, and without sewing a single stitch. If you have secondhand clothes that are in need of something more, consider these three stylish ways to embellish and renew them. Dressing better for less is easy with a variety of chic accessories.
Add Color, Form and Style with a Scarf
A thrift store dress can look like new with the addition of a scarf. Scarves are also available in secondhand stores. If you do not find something that coordinates with the fabric, shop online for a bargain. You will find the greatest selection at the lowest possible prices online. Wrap it around your neck once, twice or even three times to create a cowl neck look, or tie a loose knot several inches below your neckline. You can update the same dress with different scarves that are tied in a variety of ways.
A New Belt Can Completely Change the Look of a Thrift Store Dress
It is amazing how a belt can completely change the look of a thrift store dress, especially if it did not have one to begin with. Shop for belts that will coordinate with the color(s) of the fabric, and update it in a whole new way. Loops are not required. It will naturally stay in place as long as it fastens. Avoid those that do not have buckles with holes or a catch. Otherwise, you will be constantly tightening it again and again, particularly after sitting down and standing back up. Those types of belts are essentially worthless.
Complete the Dress with a Jacket
A jacket can also change the entire look of a thrift store dress. If it also comes from a secondhand store, you will save a considerable amount of money. Pair a causal spring or summer dress with a white jean jacket. Opt for a black jean jacket if you plan on dressing casually for fall or winter. Select a fancier solid-colored jacket for a dressy outfit with patterned fabric. Consider a patterned jacket when selecting a solid-hued dress. Add a scarf and belt to the outfit for a major update. With the right combination of colors and designs, something from a thrift store can look phenomenal.
Source: Advanced Art Education and Thrifty Living