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    3 Reasons a Vintage Suit Should Be on Your Thrift Wish List This Spring

    Thrift stores can have unpredictable inventory, but I still think it’s important to have an idea of what you’re looking for. This is what I like to call a thrift wish list. It’s a lose, general idea of the items you hope to find at the thrift shop. It just gives you a bit of guidance while you’re shopping and can keep your budget in check.

    If there’s one item you might want to add to that thrift wish list, it should be a vintage suit. A suit can sound a bit stuffy, but it absolutely doesn’t have to be. It’s a wardrobe staple and can work for a variety of occasions. Because the style is such a classic, you’ll have no problem finding one (or a few!) at a nearby Goodwill®. Below is a bit of style inspo and suggestions on how to incorporate this gear into your existing wardrobe.

    1. It’s effortlessly cubicle chic

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    Photo Credit: Vintage Vandalizm

    Black and white with a pop of color is a fail safe color combo, especially when it’s in a suit. In addition to the hues, this plaid number is sure to make your presence felt in any office. The pencil skirt is a cut and length that works for all sizes and it seamlessly toes the line between professional and trendy. Just call this cubicle chic!

    2.It easily Injects some much needed color

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    Photo Credit: Gary Pepper Girl

    While the suit above is all about neutrals, this one is the exact opposite. Try a bold, in-your-face color that’s perfect for spring, summer or well, any season. If you find yourself in a neutral rut, a colorful suit like this can add major flair. A lot of vintage suits can be found at your thrift shop in neon (a huge trend for 2019), pastels and more. Because these colors are so vibrant, you’ll have no problem finding them on the racks.

    3.It’s a great way to maximize your wardrobe

     

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    Photo Credit: Random & Chic Vintage

    Have you ever bought something and thought, “I love this, but have nothing to wear with it”? You won’t have that problem with the right vintage suit. And you know why? Because they can be remixed so many different ways. Rock the suit as a set or separate the pieces. The jacket works well with everything from your typical work wear to a casual t-shirt and jeans. Also, the skirt is just as multi-functional. Pair it with a silky tank top or a chunky sweater depending on the weather. Mixing and matching means truly maximizing your wardrobe and budget.

    Patrice J. Williams
    Patrice J. Williams is a New York City-based on-air fashion and lifestyle expert. She has made repeat appearances on the Today Show, Nate Berkus Show, WE tv and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City. Patrice's motto is “your style is never determined by your wallet.” Also, Patrice has been the blogger behind Looking Fly on a Dime, where she shares affordable finds, thrift shopping tips and style hacks with her audience. She released her first book, Looking Fly on a Dime: How to Find Fabulous Fashion at Any Thrift Shop & Make the Cheap Look Chic, as the insider's guide to scoring vintage and designer finds for less than the cost of a latte.
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