It’s hard to think about fashion ensemble when you’re digging through the bins of second-hand clothing. That’s okay. Just get whatever you feel is a good find and spend a good time making them clean once you get home.

I love dressing up, so I always seek inspiration in fashion magazines or online content. Here are some trends you may want to recreate using the items you have bought from your trusted thrift stores.

Psychedelic and Floral Prints

The retro floral print that was huge in the 70s would always look good no matter what era we were in. Shop for anything with these prints – sweaters, skirts, dresses, shirts, and more. You can try sewing them together to make something unique. Or you can always mix and match the stuff you’ve got.

When trying to come up with a good fashion ensemble, make sure you look for inspiration. This way, it will be easier to copy the style. You may not be able to recreate the exact look, but at least you will have an idea of what you are trying to achieve.

Crocheted Knits

Thrift stores are the best places to go to hoard crocheted, embroidered, and quilted materials. They don’t have to be exactly clothing. You can get bed sheets, sweaters, tablecloths, and more.

Plus, there is a lot that you can do with crocheted knits. Pair the designs that look good when combined. You can sew them if you can, or bring them to a pro and ask them to recreate something you’ve seen in a fashion magazine. Don’t forget to bring a photo of the inspiration to make it easier for the person who’s going to recreate it.


While there are many materials made from lace that you will find in thrift shops, it’s also quite common to dig up laced dresses, shirts, or skirts. Pull them out no matter how they seem to look. You can always upgrade the style by cutting, sewing, and tweaking.

Aside from clothing, thrift shops are also a treasure chest of accessories. Here, you can easily find hats, sunglasses, bags, and trinkets that match your other fashion finds.