At most stores you will be lucky to get a whole outfit for $50.00. So how many outfits do you think you could get at Goodwill? Every store will be different as far as their selection and the deals they offer, but here is what one quick trip yielded for $50.00.
Outfit one is a pair of almost brand new trouser jeans from Banana Republic for $4.00 paired with a black and white stripe one shoulder sleeveless top from Candies for $4.99. The next outfit is a pair of Abercrombie and Fitch jeans for $4.99, a silky black sleeveless top with button detail from Express for $4.99, and a black and white cap sleeve jacket by Candies for $4.99. The third outfit is a brand new ¾ sleeve gauzy cream shirt with rope detail at the neck from Anthropologie (retail price $78.00) for $4.99 and skinny jeans from Old Navy for $4.99. The next outfit is a cotton knit gray dress from Garnet Hill with rosette detail on the skirt for $7.99 and black patent wedge strappy sandal with bow detail for $4.99. The total for four outfits is $46.92. That is a total of nine pieces that can be mixed and matched to make multiple different outfits, and a pair of sandals that can be worn with all of the outfits. This shopping trip was done in 30 minutes so imagine what you could do with some more time and planning.
Shopping doesn’t always have to be out of your budget. Shopping second hand is affordable for everyone and if you are patient you can find quality pieces that you will love. When you find something you like buy it immediately. Don’t wait because it won’t be there when you come back. Check for major imperfections and try it on because most places won’t take returns. It’s worth taking the time to look and try it on. There is nothing like getting an amazing deal on a great piece that you love. Happy hunting!