Life lessons are best taught through experiences, and thrifting is an experience rife with opportunities.
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We know we’re all still enjoying the warm summer weather, but with cooler weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start prepping your fall closet!
You’re not a boring person. You’re creative, unique, and expressive – but do your clothes reflect those qualities? Does your closet truly capture who you are now, or has it become a collection of pieces and statements about who you were? Whether we’ve outgrown our clothes figuratively or literally (hey, bodies change!) we all deserve a chance to reinvent or revitalize our personal style every now and again.
The dog days of summer are nearly over and we can’t wait for all things fall. Maybe it’s just us, but the trees seem prettier, the drinks tastier and the clothes that much cuter. Not to mention two of the very best holidays – Halloween and Thanksgiving – happen to take place during the fall season!
So you have a closet full of clothes – but nothing to wear. The problem may not be that you don’t have enough – it’s likely you have too many items to pick from.
If you have kids, you likely hear this several times a week, if not several times a day. But the next time they tell you they’re bored, give them an arts and crafts project with a twist. Instead of heading to your local crafts store to buy supplies, get creative with items you already have laying around the house.
Thrift culture thrives on diversity, intentional consumerism, and community. Finding one-of-a-kind wardrobe items and other hidden treasures is always a thrill, but there is much more to thrifting than savvy shopping. Thrifting has the potential to make a positive impact on your personal finances, your community, and even the planet.
If you’re new to thrifting, it can be very exciting to discover a whole new world of affordable and sustainable goods available at your fingertips. But let me tell you, as a thrifter of more than 40 years now, there are some things about my Goodwill shopping style that have changed and evolved over the years. Perhaps they date me, perhaps they show I’ve learned a few things, but they all definitely scream, “She’s been doing this a while!”
Wondering what back-to-school trends will make the grade? We’re sharing the Cliffs Notes version of how to help your kids start the school year in style. Here are some of this year’s most popular items and trends – ones that are sure to earn an A+: