Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

How to Style Thrift Store Finds: Two Outfits for $21!

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I’m super excited to share today’s post with you guys, because it features not one, but TWO outfits! But the best part is that both outfits are made up of thrift store finds that total $21. Can you believe that?! That’s not even the cost of a meal in NYC. I found all the pieces at Savers®, which is a thrift department store that has a huge selection of clothing, shoes, accessories, and home decor, with most items under $7. I went to the Savers in West Hempstead which was the closest one to me in NY, but depending on where you are located, you may know the store as Value Village™ or Unique® Thrift. It was my first time as the store, and I was definitely overwhelmed by the massive selection when I first walked in. There are rows and rows of clothing, and just tons of stuff everywhere you look. I decided to start with the dresses section since that’s what I wear most often, and I was lucky enough to find two dresses both under $5 that are featured in this post. LayersofChic Thrift Store Finds Saver'sLayersofChic Thrift Store Finds Pink Denim JacketLayersofChic Thrift Store Finds $14 Outfit

When I’m thrift store shopping, I look for pieces that are in good condition, are vintage, or remind me of a designer piece. This floral dress was my first find at Savers, and it totally reminded me of a Zimmerman dress the moment I saw it. The blue and yellow floral print and delicate ruffles give it a romantic vibe that is so similar to Zimmerman. The dress was $4.99 and in great condition, so it was a no-brainer for me. To go with the dress, I also found this amazing oversized pink denim jacket from Savers for $8.99. I couldn’t believe my luck, the color and fit of this jacket is so on-trend and would be perfect for NYFW. LayersofChic Thrift Store Finds Floral DressLayersofChic Thrift Store Finds Saver'sLayersofChic Thrift Store Finds NYC Fashion Blog

I decided to wear the jacket with the sleeves pushed up for a cool-girl effect. As the dress was on the looser side, I added a gold chain belt to cinch the waist and make the dress look more expensive. To further elevate my look, I chose heeled wedges, a gold necklace and bangles, and a leather handbag. I love the street style vibe of this outfit, you would never guess the clothes are only $14 combined!LayersofChic Thrift Store Finds $5 Floral Summer DressLayersofChic Thrift Store Finds $9 Denim Jacket Saver'sLayersofChic Thrift Store Finds Feminine Style BlogLayersofChic Thrift Store Finds Romantic Style $5 Vintage Dress

This second outfit features two thrift store finds: a delicate vintage dress and straw basket bag. When I first saw this white dress on the hanger at Savers, it kind of reminded me of a nightgown. But the material on it was so unique with a white sheen, and the lace details were so pretty, so I decided to give it a try. And I am SO glad I did – this dress is amazingly flattering on the body and hugs and clings at all the right places. Styled the right way, you could wear this dress to a wedding and no one would bat an eye, that’s how expensive and elevated it looks. It is so amazing to me that the dress was $4.99, and yet it has become one of the prettiest dresses in my closet. LayersofChic Thrift Store Finds Vintage Outfit Fashion BlogLayersofChic Thrift Store Finds Saver's $2 Basket Bag

My other amazing find is this straw basket bag that was $1.99. That’s right, 1.99!!! That’s less than a coffee. Ok, so full disclosure I’m not actually sure this is meant to be a bag. I found it at the straw baskets furniture section at Savers, but it has a handle so obviously I’m wearing it as a bag. I have a tendency to turn home decor items into fashion accessories. I mean how darling is this piece? With straw basket bags so in this Summer, this one hits all the right notes, from the boxy shape to the floral design. LayersofChic How to Make Thrift Store Finds Look ExpensiveLayersofChic Thrift Store Finds Romantic Vintage DressLayersofChic Thrift Store Finds Midi Dress Style Blog

This dress reminded me so much of Provence, so I paired it with a straw hat and blush pink flats. For an added touch of femininity, I went with pink tassel earrings, layered diamond bracelets, and a pink vintage ring. I also managed to find the perfect spot to shoot this outfit, as I stumbled upon this beautiful floral storefront with the cutest yellow bench. Sometimes things just work out!LayersofChic Thrift Store Finds Straw HatLayersofChic Thrift Store Finds Vintage Dress $7 Outfit

And now for the fun part! You can win a $50 gift card to Savers simply by commenting “Entered” and why you love thrifting in the comments below. I hope this post inspired you to do some thrifting and showed that you can find cute pieces at super affordable prices!

Thanks for reading,
Mary

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Savers. The opinions and text are all mine.

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25 responses to “How to Style Thrift Store Finds: Two Outfits for $21!”

  1. Marielle says:

    This is so cool! You should do more of these! I especially love the combo of the first dress with that vibrant jacket!

  2. Liz says:

    Both of these outfits are gorgeous! I am just dying over those dresses – such good finds!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  3. Love both outfits and i love thrift shopping too.

  4. I can’t believe you found these items for such good prices. I often get overwhelmed when I enter a robust store like that because it involves picking through the racks, but it looks like your haul made it very worth it!

  5. Raquel says:

    I absolutely love thrift store finds! That vintage dress is so beautiful. You’ve got a good eye girl!

  6. Those outfits are SO cute. I love the second dress with that basket/bag. SUPER cute!!

  7. Afroza Khan says:

    Omg those are the cutest finds! Love the girly and pretty detail of those dresses!

  8. nat says:

    what great finds! absolute bargains!!

    love your straw bag

    xx

    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

  9. I need to do more thrifting if I can find such beautiful dresses like yours. I love the idea of vintage pieces mixed with more modern accessories.

  10. Ruth Ridley says:

    You did so good mama! Love the dresses and jackets!!

  11. Holly says:

    Okay, these looks are so cute! I’m totally inspired to go to my local thrift store now 🙂

  12. Lisa Autumn says:

    OMG I need the first dress! It’s gorgeous!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  13. Krystin says:

    These outfits are so cute!! You got some great steals!

  14. Sofiyat says:

    Such great finds… thrifting is definitely slept on but I love the photos and the shots! Gorgeous

  15. Megan says:

    I can’t believe these are all from thrifting! That bag is 1.99?!

  16. Denay says:

    Oh my gosh, what great thrift-store finds! Those outfits are fabulous! I also love the location for your photo shoots. Just gorgeous!

  17. Whitney Kutch says:

    These are super cute! I love what great treasures you can find in a thrift store.

  18. Lauren says:

    Such a cute look! Where did you get the gold chain belt? Love it.

    • layersofchic@gmail.com says:

      The belt is from Cabi, but it looks like it’s no longer available 🙁

  19. Marcie says:

    Wow! Those are really good deals! I love shopping at thrift stores near me because people pass along things in great condition! I like to give clothes another life!

  20. Kasey Ma says:

    Such amazing dresses at SUCH good deals – wow!!! You look beautiful and all these photos are stunning xoxo

    Kasey
    TheStyleWright.com

  21. ivana says:

    I love the first dress, and the way you styled it with pink denim jacket is really lovely. xo

    http://www.theninebyivana.blogspot.com

  22. What amazing finds! I love both dresses (especially the white one). You’ve totally inspired me — there is a Savers located not far from me, and I’ve never been! I need to give it a try!

  23. Mary says:

    Your photos are totally fantastic! And I love your style! Vintage meets chic!

  24. silvia says:

    I absolutely love vintage buys, and yours are fantastic! Great looking items, and beautifully styled