Finding those winter staples without having to stress about price tags is the best way to update your wardrobe for any season.
t As seen on: Mary Kate Olsen, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Alba.
t Why I need them: Plaid is always a must. It is such a classic pattern that pairs well with denim and neutrals. It is always fun mixing and matching colors, as well as playing with dimension.
t What I saved: $248 saved by the thrift.
t What I gained: Built in softness, character and vintage styles.
t What to look for when thrifting: Make sure to check for holes, broken buttons, and loose threads. All can be fixed, but it better be built into the price.
Wide brim hats
t As seen on: Olivia Palermo, Kourtney Kardashian and Beyonce.
t Why I need them: You can keep your head warm through the winter months, as well as look stylish at the same time!
t What I saved: $58 saved by the thrift.
t What I gained: Huge array of hat selections, broader color palette, hats add mystery and always tell a story. I like that mine has an added allure and a cute embellished chain surrounding it.
t What to look for when thrifting: Hats are great thrift buys because older ones are usually made of quality materials and are able to maintain integrity over the years.
t As seen on: Rachel Zoe, Alexa Chung and Katie Holmes.
t Why I need them: They wear well with skinny jeans, leggings, skirts and dresses. The shorter style is more modern than the average tall boot, and the more embellishments, the better!
t What I saved: $276 saved by the thrift.
t What I gained: Boots should look broken in; thrifting means someone else has done the work already, and leather is tough so usually thrift boots are in good shape and soles, if distressed, are easy to replace.
t What to look for when thrifting: Water marks and discolorations can be hard to remove; make sure you love the spots on your shoes at purchase.
tDisclosure: This post is part of a collaboration with Savers and SheKnows.
t Photo credit: WENN