Tips for thrifting an amazing fall wardrobe

Tbh, thrifting is our fave budget-friendly way to upgrade our fall wardrobes. (Who *doesn't* want to score adorable designer sweaters and cute denim for the chilly autumn temps?)

But ngl, finding great pieces can be tricky. We’ve put together some must-know tips that will have you thrifting like a pro in no time.

Get inspired


Our fave part of fall thrifting? Pouring a cup of apple cinnamon tea and getting inspired. Browse Insta for celeb and influencer outfit inspo, peep Pinterest to scope out specific pieces and create a mood board on Canva or PicsArt with your fave looks. Save it to your camera roll so you can refer to it when you're browsing.

Look for pieces to layer


That chill in the air means it’s time to thrift some for cardigans and sweaters—but someone might have beaten you to it. Thrift stores usually have a smaller selection of thick sweaters during the cooler months, since so many shoppers are looking to stay warm. DW, we have a solution: Layering is the cutest way to stay warm. Look for some lighter pieces to layer like long-sleeve T-shirts, thermals and vests.

Don't be afraid of the mannequins


Hear us out: The mannequins are usually wearing the best pieces in the store. It’s where you’ll find the cutest sweaters and the highest-quality denim. Anything on the mannequins is fair game, so don’t be afraid to take the clothes (ask an employee for help first, pls!) and try them on.

Look for clothes in larger sizes


Oversized fits scream fall fashion, and we're kinda obsessed with a giant sweatshirt moment. Checking in for clothes in larger sizes can really expand your selection.

Try on *everything* that has potential


When you find something that catches your eye (yep, even in the slightest), try it on! A vintage T-shirt might look just OK on a hanger, but when you pair it with a jean jacket and your amaze leather leggings, you might be surprised at how much you love it.

Top image: @ncvintagebazaar
Slider image: @halleeee.sand


by Allie Nicoletti | 10/24/2023