How to thrift a look for less

This month’s thrift theme is to style a thrifted look for less. This one of my favorite things to do with my wardrobe. You can browse some of my “thriftspired” looks here.  

How to thrift a look for less:

Seek inspiration

Whether you’re starting a look from scratch or already have an item that you want to style, seek inspiration and bookmark the image or video for later. I like to seek inspiration on Instagram, TikTok, retail stores, blogs, magazines, and Pinterest.

Google what’s in your closet

Find new ways to style what you already have by doing a Google Lens search or regular keyword search of your item. Browse through search results and bookmark style inspiration. 

Fill the gaps

Bring your style inspiration with you to your favorite thrift store to search for items to complete your look. You can also swap or borrow pieces. It may take a few tries to find what you’re looking for, but be consistent with your search!  

Share it!

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Thanks to this episode’s sponsor

This episode is sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Akron. Find a location near you at and follow on IG for inspiration @goodwillakron.

About the podcast

Thanks, it’s Thrifted is a podcast about secondhand shopping hosted by two treasure-hunting friends, Dina & Shannon. Subscribe today. Follow on Instagram @dinasdays and @thanksitsthrifted.pod. For more about the podcast visit

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