Emma’s choice for this month was Velvet Underground. Now there was a challenge for me. I don’t like velvet at all. So I had to think hard. I did buy a pre loved velvet dress a few years ago. Have no idea why, because I have never loved velvet. And it comes at no surprise that I didn’t wear that dress once. Not even to take photos of it.
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.
Me and my velvet dress….
I searched my hole media library and couldn’t find one single photo of it. What to do, what to do. I searched for Velvet Underground to see if I could make a connection there. And then it hit me! This dress has velvet polka dots!! Yeah!
One has to be creative right? These velvet polka dots don’t bother me at all, I like it as a contrast of the rather sheer wrap dress. And I like how I styled the dress here. With some cool leggings!
How we wear pre loved!
Emma of Style Splash
I love wearing velvet in autumn and winter as it’s such a luxurious fabric. I have several velvet jackets – almost all of them preloved. This deep red one only cost a few pounds from a charity shop. It’s a great way to dress up jeans and boots!
Grace of Graceful Rags
I knew right away when the velvet theme was announced that I wanted to style this gorgeous, fish-like dress. When I first saw it hanging at the end of a clothing rack in my favorite thrift store, I thought it was the funkiest looking piece – and not necessarily in a good way.
But then I tried it on… and absolutely fell in love. It fits perfectly, is incredibly flattering, and has a mix of so many fun details – sequins, mesh, and velvet leopard print. Someone please give me an excuse to wear this out!!
Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade
Velvet, gateway to the fourth dimension…Gaze into the depth of a velvet gown and feel its intensity…the dramatic absorption of light is total and absolute…it holds secrets – a gateway to the fourth dimension? Sumptuous, regal and luxurious, reserved for the twilight hour…its a mystical enigma desired and cherished throughout time…Can you tell I love it!!!!
Lucy of Lucy Bertoldi
When it comes to garments and fashion, for me it’s primarily about texture, print and pattern. This fun quilted, velvet jacket has it all! I found this gem at an estate sale where the lady in question had 2 of these magnificent 80’s jackets.
I only turned around a moment to let my friend know where I was that one of the jackets had already gone-before I could even glance at which one I’d prefer! I guess this was the one meant to be. It’s a tad big on me, but I make it work! It has to work!
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge
I found this burgundy velvet blazer at a thrift shop about 15 years ago and have worn it every fall and winter since I acquired it for just a few dollars. Cannot remember what I paid for it but it was less than $10. I have definitely gotten my money’s worth on this piece! My dress is a recently thrifted acquisition that worked perfectly with my velvet blazer and tall velvet boots.
Did we give you some inspiration to wear velvet? Did we give you some inspiration to wear pre loved? We sure hope so. Thank you for reading our post and hopefully we will see you here next month again!