Refresh your Spring Wardrobe (and save money doing it)
I know, I know, it’s still mid-February and in most places of the country, still freezing. But, it’s never too early to start thinking about the next turn of the season and the weather in Arizona is making it really hard to keep wearing my flannels right now. It’s actually been in the low 80’s all week, so I’ve been digging through my closet, trying to figure out what to wear in this spring weather two months earlier than I was planning on! I quickly realized that my spring wardrobe desperately needed to be updated because my previous life in Idaho didn’t really require much spring clothing. It was either -48 degrees or 70 degrees with only a week or two of spring weather.
I’m so excited to be teaming up with thredUP today because I have been using their service for over a year and I literally could not think of a more perfect way to update my spring wardrobe and save money doing it.
In simple terms, thredUP is an online consignment shop, but it is so much more than that! thredUp’s mission is to make your life a little bit easier by offering bargains on quality pieces ever day, and making it easy to clean out your closet all in one! Seriously, as someone who hoards clothes because she doesn’t want to take a trip to the donation bin, this service is life changing.
Here’s how it works: You are looking through your closet and realize you have several nice pieces of clothes from well-known brands that you didn’t get a lot of wear out of. So, you order a thredUP clean out bag! This green polka-dotted bag shows up at your door a few days later with a prepaid label attached to it and you fill it with your gently worn clothes and drop it off at a FedEx location! Your clothes travel to the thredUP headquarters, where every piece is examined thoroughly. thredUP will pay you for the clothes that it deems fit as resellable and will donate anything else that can’t be sold! You can use that money to buy new clothes through thredUP or you can cash out at the end of the month with Paypal!
Note: You don’t HAVE to send in your clothes to order from thredUP, but it’s a great way to make some money off of your clothes and make some room in your closet for some new clothes!
So yes, by going through your closet, you are not only doing some spring cleaning, you are making money that you can then turn around and spend on new clothes you want to wear this season! Plus, everything at ThredUp is discounted up to 90% off, so you are bound to find something amazing (they specalize in designer brands) and pay a fraction of the price.
How I refreshed my Spring Wardrobe:
I cleaned out my closet and sent in a thredUP bag right before my cruise. I got rid of lots of tops from my teaching days; very professional but all dark and muted colors. I knew I needed to start building up my Spring Wardrobe with some basic essentials, so I turned to ThredUp to see what I could find.
Add Texture: I knew I wanted to add a white tank to my spring wardrobe, but I didn’t want it to be plain. Adding in some textured tops can be a fun way to play with neutral colors and can add more visual interest to an outfit! I was thrilled when I found this Banana Republic Tank Top . I love the ribbed texture of the material and the frayed ribbon detail on the neckline! Plus, it was originally priced at $20.00 and I got it for $6.99! A bargain!
Add Light Layers and Color: Since spring weather can still be on the cooler side, I wanted to add a light jacket to be able to layer with. I wanted to stay away from blacks and greys because #thatssowinter so I hoped that I would be able to find a jacket in a springy color. Enter this perfect coral bomber jacket from Free People. This jacket is made out of linen and rayon, so it’s really light and comfortable and perfect for spring time. At 78% off (41.99 instead of $198.00) I put that baby right into my cart and checked out without a second thought!
I’m so thrilled with these spring essentials that I added to my wardrobe and I can’t believe that I spent under 50 dollars on over 200 dollars worth of clothes! thredUP, you are the bees knees!
So here’s my challenge to you: hop on over to the thredUP site, order yourself a cleanout bag and take a look around. Tell me what cute things you see over there that you want to refresh your spring wardrobe with below!