Here are some blog posts and books I’ve found helpful in the quest to minimize and leverage my thrift wardrobe.  Enjoy!

Thrift tips: Dina’s Days (blog + Instagram); Allow Us to Rethriftrodeuce Ourselves (podcast); The Vivienne Files (comments); MyEdit

Developing your own style and/or capsule wardrobe: Use Less (blog + YouTube); The Ten Item Wardrobe (YouTube);  Audrey Coyne (YouTube); The Vivienne Files (great site for seeing how to build a wardrobe of clothes that all go together–LOTS of visuals); Wardrobe Oxygen;

Minimalism for your closet: The Minimal Mom (YouTube); Use Less (blog + YouTube); The Ten Item Wardrobe (YouTube); Be More with Less/Project 333; Minimalist BeautyAnuschka ReesMarie Kondo

Sustainable/ethical fashion: The True Cost (documentary); Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Fast Fashion;  EFF (industry hub for ethical fashion); Aja Barber (sustainability activist with an incredible wardrobe); Sara Laughed (plus-sized fashion); Change the World by How You Shop; Use Less

Inspiration/folks with a clear personal style: Use LessJessica Harumi (blog + Instagram); Dina’s Daysune femme d’un certain age; Wardrobe Oxygen; The Daily Connoisseur

How to figure out a color palette: Use LessAnuschka ReesThe Vivienne Files (endless examples as opposed to the principles of how to build one); good intro to finding “your” colors (aka seasonal color analysis) on Reddit

Brands to look for at the thrift store 

Secondhand clothes online: Poshmark; eBay (filter for “pre-owned”); Mercari; DePopThredUp; Goodwill’s online auction site

Wardrobe templates/printables: The Vivienne Files, here and here; Un-Fancy

DIY: Charity Shop Chic; New Dress a Day; A Pair and a Spare

Style terms defined: Fashion Charts on Pinterest


Share your own favorites in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Good morning!
    I would have emailed this to you privately, but could not locate a way to do that. I enjoy your blog posts for your straightforward, but fun approach to tweaking your style without excess. I discovered your blog through, which I have followed for years. The post this morning re: adding color to a minimalist (neutral) wardrobe struck a chord for me. About 3 years ago, one of her readers left a comment about this very topic which linked to another blog, which uses an individual’s movement/energy (there are 4 “energy types”) to determine which colors resonate. It involves personality, help for child raising, spousal relations, etc, while honoring each other’s natures, and so much more. The author, Carol Tuttle, has written several books, It’sJust My Nature, The Child Whisperer, Dressing Your Truth, and is applicable for males and females. I found it to be the missing link in “getting it. And I can see from your colorful photos that you are intuitively dressing your type! May you find this helpful and intriguing.

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