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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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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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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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.