Who doesn’t own any striped items in her or his closet? It’s the most easiest print to wear and to mix. So today it’s Simply Stripes!
Welcome to The Thrifty Six. We are a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features pre loved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling pre loved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand.
How I wear simply pre loved stripes?
This striped dress was one of my first pre loved purchases. It’s a King Louie dress which is a brand that designs retro clothing. They often have very colorful items. And you know I am not about very colorful. On me that is. So these red stripes with black in it where perfect for me. This dress was a bit short for me and I have sold it after I wore it one season. But this dress did start my love for pre loved items.
The Thrifty Six show you how to wear pre loved clothing!
And now it is time for my friends to show their simply stripes!
Lucy of Lucy Bertoldi
You all know how much I love a great jumpsuit-and this one has stripes up, down and across! Thrifted years ago, I usually style it with a white or red leather jacket…but wait, since “Stripes” is our theme- zebra print has so many funky kinds of stripes! This perfect, flashy, totally sequins jacket is on point layered over this jumpsuit! Nothing like a hodgepodge of stripes to make this print-mixing addict indulge in a dopamine styling fix. Loving this look so much- thanks Thrifty Six for inspiring me!
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge
I was visiting my friend recently in her consignment shop when I spotted this bold black and white knit dress that I was certain would not be flattering. But I tried it on anyway and I loved it! Then I saw this striped duster hanging on the same rack and very much needed to pair the two pieces together. So I did it!
Grace of Graceful Rags
Would you believe this is the only striped thrifted piece I own? It’s a little summery for this late in the season, but I thought this strapless pink dress would pair perfectly with a denim jacket for an outdoor dinner. This dress is originally Ann Taylor and I got it for only $15—you can tell the quality of it from the double-lining and the interior belt that helps it stay up. Too bad a bird pooped on it the first time I wore it! It was in perfect condition until the stain remover I used smeared the pink colors… Boo. But thankfully it’s (mostly) only noticeable to me!
Emma of Style Splash
I found this striped jacket in a charity shop for only £5, and although I already have a few black and white jackets in various patterns, I couldn’t resist this one! A classic black and white striped jacket will never go out of style. For contrast I teamed it with red culottes and my favourite Soul Sisters T-shirt.
Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade
Avoiding the Moiré Effect…
…stripes confuse the photographic lens, the tighter the stripe the greater the confusion…
We see the Moiré effect, that weird moving pattern when stripes merge into each other and out again.
I wondered how I might create a striped outfit to please the camera – of course, the power of black and white…
…this time two negatives definitely make a positive!
We hope you enjoyed reading our simple stripes post and perhaps we can inspire you to buy pre loved clothing!