Simply Stripes-The Thrifty Six

collage of striped outfits

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?

Simply stripes fashion and style outfit

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

pre loved clothing

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

black and white striped outfit

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

bloggers outfit

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

simply stripes

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

black and white striped outfit

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!

The Thrifty Six

We hope you enjoyed reading  our simple stripes post and perhaps we can inspire you to buy pre loved clothing!

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38 Comments

  1. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    20th September 2021 / 18:22

    You look amazing in this dress Nancy. You thought it was to short?
    Have a good week.

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Yes, I like my dresses and skirts over knee.

  2. 20th September 2021 / 18:22

    I think you look great Nancy but how you feel in something is what matters!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      21st September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Kathrine. It was a good dress but not for me.

  3. mireille
    20th September 2021 / 18:22

    What a fun happy picture! I have many striped shirts and tops and a few dresses. The dresses may not make it another season as they are older now and just don’t do me any favors =)
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      21st September 2021 / 18:22

      Stripes are always a good idea!

  4. 20th September 2021 / 18:22

    I love a good striped pant!!!!!!!!! Love all of these picks!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Erica!

  5. 20th September 2021 / 18:22

    I’m loving all the stripy outfits showcased by you thrifty ladies. The King Louie dress is gorgeous, even if you felt it was a bit to short! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      21st September 2021 / 18:22

      Yes it was a lovely dress, but not for me. I love KL dresses!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much love!

  6. 20th September 2021 / 18:22

    Ha, I just wore a striped dress on the weekend – it’s like I knew this was coming.

    Love all these stripes on everyone! What fun looks!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st September 2021 / 18:22

      You were ahead of us!

  7. 20th September 2021 / 18:22

    Love your strapless pink dress with the denim jacket ! It’s so perfect for the weather of turning point between summer and autumn🌼

    Miki from Reikami,
    REIKAMI.com

    • nancy
      Author
      21st September 2021 / 18:22

      It’s Grace who is wearing that love…..

  8. 21st September 2021 / 18:22

    Has to be one of my favorite editions of Thrifty Six. Great stripes all around. Love how your strappy sandals replicate the stripes in your cute dress perfectly. The bold black and white stripes are so eye-catching but really like Grace’s pink stripes, too. Reminds me of the peppermint ice cream I adored as a child. Giggled about the bird stain on her dress. Sure can’t tell from here!!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st September 2021 / 18:22

      THanks Leslie!

  9. 21st September 2021 / 18:22

    Ah, stripes are my favorite neutral! When in doubt, pull out a stripe, right? I love each of these looks! Those dramatic high contrast black and white outfits are fabulous!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Marsha! And all pre loved!

  10. Joanne
    21st September 2021 / 18:22

    You look fabulous!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  11. 21st September 2021 / 18:22

    Great striped outfits, all of them.

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you!

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Jodie!

  12. 21st September 2021 / 18:22

    I love the dress Nancy, but I’m the same – I prefer dresses and skirts to fall just below the knee unless I can wear them with tights and boots.

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd September 2021 / 18:22

      Yes indeed, that looks better then with bare legs doesn’t it.

  13. 21st September 2021 / 18:22

    What a group! You ladies are all so clever–and thrifty!!

    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd September 2021 / 18:22

      Oh thank you Darlene, that is very sweet of you!

  14. 22nd September 2021 / 18:22

    YOu look amazing in this striped dress! And the cut is so good too!

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Lucy!

  15. 22nd September 2021 / 18:22

    You look great Nancy and you have an awesome and strong personality…at least this is my opinion! Have a great day!

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Oh thank you very much, that is lovely to hear!

    • nancy
      Author
      27th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks! I think this was one of my first pre loved purchases!

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