Links fixed – thanks Caitlin!
Dina from Dina’s Days is at it again with another 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge. The idea is to build a comprehensive wardrobe by thrifting a specific item each month – e.g. this month is a cashmere sweater in a neutral color. (Here is last year’s challenge if you want to mix and match categories depending on your style/what’s already in your closet.) You can get inspiration and share your finds on Instagram using the hashtag #12MonthsofThrifting.
What I like about this challenge is that it encourages you to thrift slowly. You have a whole month (well, 2 weeks for the first one since we’re already halfway through January – sorry, too many New Year’s-related challenges to blog!) to focus on looking for one item you really love, so you’re not as tempted to grab the first (cheap, ill-fitting) neutral cashmere sweater or statement coat you find. There are some good tips at the bottom of the post to help you embrace this method.
Dina is partnering with Mandy of Mile High Thrifter for the challenge. Mandy is a social worker with a touch of Fleetwood Mac vibe to go with her dress-and-boots Colorado style. She posts more regularly on Instagram than on her blog, but there are some great outfits in the archives!
Will y’all be doing the 12 Months of Thrifting challenge, or some such other strategy to build up your thrifted wardrobe this year?
Happy weekend, Thrifters!
One thought on “Friday ReBlog: 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge & Mile High Thrifter”
Though I’ve been thrifting for years reading your blog has encouraged me to slow down and be specific in my choices. We moved this summer and I’ve been patiently picking up furniture and accessories for the house. This patient approach has helped me fine-tune my wardrobe and eliminate (most of) the impulse accumulation of once-in-a-lifetime-can’t-be-left-hanging-on-the-rack items. The 12 month challenge sounds like a lot of fun. I’ll look forward to your updates…