Tropical paradise-The Thrifty Six

collage of Tropical outfits

We are definitely in the summer mood with a theme like tropical paradise! Are you in one right now perhaps? Or are you, like me, thinking of something totally different then holidays and gorgeous resorts if you hear the words tropical paradise?

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.

Tropical paradise coctail!

Tropical paradise look

That’s what I represent today! Lol. I shall explain. Years ago we went to Ibiza every year with friends. And in the evenings we always drank the Mediteranee there, a cocktail of pina colada with pineapple juice. Every evening my girlfriend and I were looking forward to drinking that delicious cocktail! And we drank a lot of those!

We often made it ourselves afterwards at home! And look, today I am the pineapple! The green top is pre loved, bought at Vinted. Beautiful color huh. I really liked the whole color combination of my outfit! Let’s take a  look at my fashion friends.

Bring out the tropics girls!

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

tropical paradise dress

I found this green slip dress with a big bold tropical floral print during a winter thrifting adventure so this is the first chance I am getting to wear it. It had ties on the sides to cinch the waist except the ties were oddly placed on the hips. So I cut them off and tied them in my hair! I styled it with a non-thrifted kimono and platform espadrille sandals for an easy breezy summer look.

Lucy of Lucy Bertoldi

troical paradise look


Ahh the tropics and that hot, delicious sunny weather that all Northern girls crave…Le Sigh!  Even if I can’t get to a tropical island for a get-away, I can still get dressed up for that sunshiny vibe anyway!  A girl can dream and play the part even in hot sticky Montreal.  Here’s me with Jamaica on my mind in a totally pre-loved look.
Tropical Paradise

Paradise under grey skies…

This month’s Thrifty Six theme is ‘Tropical Paradise’…

…immediately I reached for these 1970’s palazzo pants in all the vibrant colours of a parakeet!

Styled with vivid yellow and opulent turquoise, it’s a dangerously intense look…

…on a sunny day it’s nothing less than resplendent!

I wanted sunshine for my pictures; I waited and I waited but it never came so here I am on this cloudy day…

…still smiling as my outfit radiates ‘Tropical Paradise’ even though the skies are grey…


Emma of Style Splash

yellow outfit with kimono

I bought this kimono jacket on eBay years ago but rarely wear it. I don’t know why because it feels so comfortable and I love the tropical print. I will challenge myself to find more ways to wear it over the summer!


Grace of  Graceful Rags

halter top and mum jeans

Since I live in a landlocked state, I didn’t want my outfit to come off as too costume-like. I opted for this tropical, yet subtle, halter top that was a hand-me-down from a cousin. It came with a matching flowy skirt, but I chose to pair it with mom jeans instead (and a subtle flower hair accessory) for a cute date night look. The matching ensemble would make the perfect island vacation outfit, though!
We hope we could inspire you to go on a thrift shopping hunt as well! You might be surprised how many treasures you can find!
Till next month!
The Thrifty Six
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  1. 20th June 2022 / 18:22

    What a fun challenge! You look lovely in these colors.

    • nancy
      20th June 2022 / 18:22


    • nancy
      21st June 2022 / 18:22

      Haha, and me!!

  2. 20th June 2022 / 18:22

    Some fun tropical prints here! It’s not warm enough on the west coast of Canada yet for me to wear all my tropical prints! Jane’s big pants are my favourite look.

    • nancy
      21st June 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks Sheila!

  3. 21st June 2022 / 18:22

    Such a fun interpretation, Nancy! I was completely confuzzled when I saw your look! But, the pineapple story made it make perfect sense!!! Very creative!! I would love to go to Hawaii some day, but I fear that isn’t going to happen. Ah, well! We can dream

    • nancy
      21st June 2022 / 18:22

      And we should dream! Thanks Marsha!

  4. 21st June 2022 / 18:22

    Nancy, I absolutely love that your look was inspired by a tropical cocktail and pineapples! What a fabulous color combination and an even more fabulous outfit!


  5. Jodie Filogomo
    22nd June 2022 / 18:22

    Now who would’ve thought to be inspired by the drink and pineapple??? Gosh I love this look Nancy,

  6. Joanne
    22nd June 2022 / 18:22

    OH what a fun theme! I love all these takes on it too.

  7. 22nd June 2022 / 18:22

    You ladies are definitely giving off tropical–vacation vibes. Yes please! I want one of those Mediteranees!

    • nancy
      24th June 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks Emma!

  8. 22nd June 2022 / 18:22

    A pina colada with pineapple juice sounds so refreshing! You do look very pretty in these colors.


    • nancy
      24th June 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you Carrie!

  9. 23rd June 2022 / 18:22

    I love this memory, Nancy! What a great time you must have had with your girlfriend in Ibiza. And yes, your outfit looks like a pineapple. What a great color combination. I love the way your shoes match your top. Perfect.


    • nancy
      24th June 2022 / 18:22

      I love that matchy matchy too, thanks Michelle!

  10. 23rd June 2022 / 18:22

    Nancy how fun to get the back story to how you came up with the styling- love that! I’m in love with that flowy silk skirt- gorgeous!

    • nancy
      24th June 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks Lucy!

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