Drop everything you are doing right now, stop reading this, and run, RUN to your local thrift store. Okay, okay, maybe finish reading this so you know why you’re running. I went to my local Goodwill the other day, and do you know what I saw? THE COSTUMES ARE OUT! (I know, I need to switch to decaf, I hear you loud and clear). You guys, I cannot emphasize enough how much this is the BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO THRIFT. (*Pouring decaf now). Now, you may be saying: “Katy, I don’t wear weird stuff like you, I don’t want to shop in the costume section!” But that’s why you need to read this post. From the weird to the conservative, there is something for you in that costume section. Lemme break it down for you!
Sure. This looks like madness. All together, you’re thinking: “Well THIS sure doesn’t look like couture to me!” That’s where you’re wrong. I would bet money that a runway stylist could shop the costume section at the Goodwill, send a model down the runway in it, and you probably wouldn’t even know which model was wearing the “costume couture”. Why? Because styling is everything. Sure, that jacket doesn’t look expensive siting on the rack next to the Spiderman costume! Nothing would! But here’s how you can shop top trends and regular style staples in the COSTUME SECTION!
This jacket is a real vintage jacket. It’s only in the costume section because someone deemed it “costume worthy”. That’s something to remember if you are feeling insecure about this whole ordeal!
Check out this black beauty of a duster I found! I just saw this style on the Today Show this morning you guys. Top trends in the costume section. Under $20.
This is a GREAT time to find some classic 1970’s bell bottoms, some 80’s overalls, or pretty much any era of great denim.
How about this patchwork denim vest, totally on trend for Fall?
Metallics are so hot right now. Thanks to the costume section, you won’t have to pay much to give this look a shot!
There are skirts a-plenty during this time a year! I’ve seen vintage petticoats (which make amazing prairie skirts, think Spell Style), square dancing skirts, and even just simple solid colored vintage midis…on trend for Fall.
This black skirt is full and perfectly flattering for the upcoming season!
You know I love me some fringe. I saw a fringe vest today and really, the crowning jewel of my costume couture hunting happened right here:
This is a vintage, handmade, leather fringe tunic. I know. I know. I got no words you guys.
Pajamas are so hot right now…you can wear the top with jeans or the bottoms with a graphic tee…or just rock ’em together, devil may care!
Sometimes vintage nightgowns make the best maxi dresses. They often are what the new bohemian maxi styles are modeled after!
I fully plan on wearing this bohemian maxi with cowboy boots and lots of turquoise.
Yeah, I said it. This is THE TIME to find traditional gorgeous asian couture!
Just look at those pretties…perfect with jeans!
These are out in spades right now, and they are always so chic!
I decided to make my very own thrift store dressing room costume couture chic outfit (over my athletic leggings obviously)!
Sure, the dressing room isn’t quite couture, but hey, the prices and the finds make it worth it!
GO FORTH AND COSTUME SHOP!