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Frugal Fashion

While scouring the racks at my local thrift store, I spotted this phrase on a chalkboard above the vintage dresses. A new mantra, perhaps? Certainly a sign of the times. But I also see it as a challenge. What tricks do you have to look fabulous without spending a fortune?



  • Susan

    I took this picture at St. Vinny’s on Willy Street. But my other favorite spot to buy secondhand clothing is ReThreads. There’s one on Strate Street, and they are opening up a West side location on Odana soon.

  • Annie

    this is so timely for me, susan! i’m on shopping detox (meaning i’m staying out of stores and off websites in september). i’m planning on making everything work double duty this fall/winter – a sweater set works with a skirt, then the cardigan goes over a great black dress. keeping a tidy closet (when i have the time!) also helps, because i don’t buy as many basic black t-shirts when i can actually find the six i already own!

  • Style Maniac

    Wearing black. It camouflages cheap material like no other color. Plus there’s not the danger of ruining your dress with one splash of wine, as with lighter colors. And as Barb says, you can accessorize so many ways.

    p.s. Love your response to my post yesterday, Susan. I am eagerly awaiting that book of yours

  • Barbara

    My method these days is to keep it simple. I have amassed great accessories over the years and they can change a basic black outfit so many ways.

    Love the phrase!!