Let me first preface this by saying that I’m not a winter fashion person. I love wool winter coats and cozy sweaters and boots too – but summer is really when I love to let my personal style shine.
It’s not that I dislike getting dressed in the winter, it just proves to be more of a challenge. So what do I do instead? I start planning my summer wardrobe a good six months out! If you hit up any of your favorite stores or thrift shops in the month of January, the racks are brimming with summer clothes — and at a steep discount.
I stopped into one of my favorite Goodwill locations to test my theory. Rather than hit up the more seasonally appropriate sweaters racks, I went right to the tees and tanks. And boy oh boy, did options abound!
The longer an item has been in a Goodwill location, the better chance you have at it being the discounted barb. Since many of us haven’t been shopping for summer yet, every item I scored was half off. HALF OFF! Here’s my haul.
I found a cotton skirt with an Adirondack chair print on it, a pink nautical romper, a low back, polka dot 80’s bathing suit and a really cute short-sleeve cotton sweater. The grand total? $10! If I keep this up, I’ll be able to put together a whole new summer wardrobe for under $50.
Did you start thrifting for summer yet? Tell me what you find!