How To Style Your Thrift Finds (Or Any Of Your Clothes And Accessories)


In my last blog post, I shared with you my thrift shopping secrets. Today, I have four different ideas to share with you on how to style your thrift finds and make outfits that will make you look put together with little to no effort! (Even if you haven’t had a shower in the last three days, because you know… motherhood!) 

If you haven’t read my last post go ahead and check it out first. It will help you get more out of these tips to style your outfits as this blog is a continuation of the last one. 

I have noticed that the days that I don’t take the time to at least change out of my pajamas are the days that I am less productive and it is harder to maintain a positive attitude. My outer appearance usually represents the way I am feeling and the stress that I am going though.

Keeping this in mind, I try to always do something to get ready for the day. As a mom, I don’t always have time to think about what to wear or how to style it. I needed easy to follow, practical #momlife styles for even the most hectic days.

Transform your tops

If you feel like you always wear the same thing and you don’t want to spend money to buy new clothes, or you just don’t have time to go shopping, focus on your tops. 


My three go to top transformations are: 

  • Making my shirts fit better by knotting the bottom of the shirt in front or to the side.
  • Folding the sleeves to give it a more sporty look.
  • Tucking in part of my top either in the front or to the side to complement the bottoms.

Simplify your bottoms

To simplify the process of getting ready, your tops and accessories should be the main piece of your whole outfit. The bottoms tie all the pieces together like a foundation and make the outfit look more cohesive and it is easier to style it. 

Keep the bottoms neutral so you can match them easily. Having different types of bottoms also increases the amount of variations without making you feel overwhelmed. 

You can also transform your bottoms by folding or knotting them. My skinny jeans become capris and my maxi skirts have way more personality with a knot in the bottom of them.

Dress your hair

If I don’t do my hair right after I take a shower it goes completely out of control. (Can you relate!?) If that happens, it will definitely be a bad hair kind of day. 

I rarely have time to do my hair. It isn’t one of my priorities. For those days, I have found that bandanas and hair bands make everything look better. They add color and pzazz to a boring outfit. If your hair is not cooperating, put it up in a messy bun and wrap a bandana around it. Bandanas make getting ready simple and fast.


Accessories finish the look

I prefer simplicity and minimalism when it comes to jewelry. I usually only wear necklaces that are thin and light. I try to wear jewelry that is meaningful to me and that matches most of my outfits. 

My go-to accessories are thin necklaces, sunglasses, purses and scarfs. It depends on the weather and/or my mood. 

I created two Pinterest boards for moms that need some inspiration making outfits and getting ready. You can find them here:

Trendy Mom Fashion

Mom On The Go Summer Outfits

I always like to research new outfit ideas, this is why I wrote this blog. I want you to remember something more important than fashion ideas though. 

What we wear doesn’t add value to who we already are, it is just a form of expression. Even if you decide to stay in your pajamas today and it is the third day in a row without taking a shower, you are still the mom that your kids need and there is no reason for you to compare yourself with anyone else. 

Plus, there is always dry shampoo and a cup of coffee!

Let’s talk again soon…

  1. Jun 18, 2018 8:15 pm

    I love your idea of changing the way your tops look. Very nice post!

    • Jun 19, 2018 3:09 pm


      Thank you! It has made it easier to decide what to wear since I have less options but more ways to wear them!

  2. Jun 18, 2018 8:45 pm

    Love these tips! You have great style! I love thrifting but sometimes cannot figure out just how to make it work. Thank you for sharing!

    • Jun 19, 2018 3:10 pm


      Thank you! I love it too! It can get overwhelming with all the options you find. I am glad it helped!

  3. Jun 18, 2018 10:52 pm

    I love it, I am always looking for new ways to make what I have look good. I am a big fan of maxi dresses and skirts. I will have to try the knott just some something new 🙂

    • Jun 19, 2018 3:12 pm

      @Crystal Russell

      I love maxi skirts but most of the time they are too long. I am pretty short! The knot has helped with this issue!

  4. Jun 18, 2018 11:41 pm

    Great tips! I love when I find great clothes at the thrift stores. Your tips will help pull those looks together!

    • Jun 19, 2018 3:13 pm


      Thank you! I am glad you found it helpful. I am always looking for new ideas!

  5. Jun 19, 2018 2:40 am

    Loved this article! I am always a fan of thrift fashion. Thanks for the tips!

    • Jun 19, 2018 3:14 pm


      thank you! me too. I will check your link out. Good will is one of my favorites!

  6. Jun 19, 2018 3:39 am

  7. Jun 19, 2018 5:06 am

    great ideas! I especially like the suggestion to dress your hair. That was new! and I have long hair which would be easily “dressed”

    • Jun 19, 2018 3:16 pm


      I am so glad you found it helpful! My hair is one of the things I struggle with. If i have a bad hair day I feel like everything else doesn’t look as great!

  8. Jun 19, 2018 4:41 pm

    Great tips! I’ve got very little fashion because I’m cheap and lazy, and now a mom of 2 toddlers dealing with body form changes I can’t keep up with looking/feeling great. I’ll have to try your thrift ideas!

    • Jun 20, 2018 1:27 am


      yes you should try them and then let me know what you think! I am glad this was helpful to you!

  9. Jun 21, 2018 5:28 pm

    I always admire people who dress well, but I never tried to put efforts on it. The reason is it might be ecpensive, or out of my style. But these tips, I loved, thanks for sharing!

    • Jun 22, 2018 2:25 pm


      I am so glad the tips were helpful to you! I know what you mean thought. Finding a style that we like and feel comfortable with is challenging.

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