Thrifting Coastal Core

When it comes to my personal fashion aesthetic, I’m a trendy girl through and through. But there’s something about the effortless, elegant, breezy seaside style that draws me in during the summer. The “coastal core” look is all about simplicity, comfort, and a touch of sophistication. The best part? You don’t need to splurge to achieve this iconic style, especially if you’re still experimenting with this aesthetic, like I am. Thrifting is a fantastic way to curate a seaside-inspired wardrobe. Here’s how to embrace this look through savvy shopping and smart styling.

Let’s narrow don some key elements to thrift for our coastal summer style: 

Breezy Dresses

  •    Look for lightweight fabrics like linen, cotton, and silk.
  •    Opt for timeless patterns such as stripes, polka dots, and florals.
  •    Thrift this: A-line dresses, wrap dresses, and vintage sundresses.

Tailored Basics

  •    Well-fitted trousers, high-waisted shorts, and classic blouses.
  •    Neutral colors (white, beige, navy, black) form the foundation of the French summer wardrobe.
  •    Thrift this: Breton striped tops, button-up shirts, and tailored shorts.

Effortless Outerwear

  •    A lightweight trench coat or a denim jacket is perfect for cooler evenings.
  •    Aim for classic cuts that can be worn year after year.
  •    Thrift this: Vintage trench coats, denim jackets, and oversized blazers.

Classic Accessories

  •    Think woven straw bags, silk scarves, and oversized sunglasses.
  •    Jewelry should be minimalistic yet elegant—think gold hoops and delicate necklaces.
  •    Thrift this: Straw totes, silk scarves, and vintage sunglasses.


   Espadrilles, ballet flats, and simple sandals are the go-to choices.

   Comfort is key, but never at the expense of style.

   Thrift this: Gently used espadrilles, crisp white sneakers, and leather sandals.

So, grab your basket bag, head to your local thrift store, and start curating your chic summer look today!

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