Thriftable Fall Fashions

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By Michelle Raven

 

Crisper, cooler temps are settling in, the leaves on the trees are beginning to turn stunning hues of orange and yellow.  We’re stashing away our tanks, shorts and sundresses we loved all summer long and making room in our closets for the cozy layers of fall.

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As you assess your fall wardrobe, you may find that you’ve already got a handle on the longstanding fall classics, but at Arc’s Value Village it’s so easy to stay fresh and modern with some of Fall 2015’s trendiest pieces without blowing your budget!
Grab your Pumpkin Spice Latte and head to your favorite Arc’s Value Village with this list of my top picks for the most thriftable Fall 2015 trends!

Capes/Ponchos
It’s a comfy, oversized coverall that does double duty – keeping you fashionable and toasty warm!  You’re bound to find one you love at Arc’s Value Village – both the sweaters and outerwear racks are must-shop departments while you’re on the hunt for this trend item.
If you fancy yourself a DIY’er, you can also keep your eyes peeled for a great blanket (maybe of the vintage Pendleton or Faribault Woolen Mill variety) and make your own blanket cape!
Here are a few sites that offer how-to tutorials:
DIY No Sew Blanket Cape
DIY Blanket Coat

Plaids/Flannels
Arc’s Value Village is a goldmine for flannel shirts; this piece of 90’s nostalgia is an almost-guaranteed thrift store find! But certainly don’t limit your hunt to shirts alone.  You can find plaid or flannel patterns to work into your wardrobe in all kinds of garments and accessories – keep an open mind!

Fur & Faux Fur Vests & Stoles
You can thank Macklemore and his hefty thrifted fur coat in the “Thrift Shop” vid for this one!  The outerwear racks at Arc’s Value Village are often thick with fur coats and vests, but you can get your fur fix in smaller doses too.  Look for fur stoles in our vintage section – you’re bound to come across a beauty!
If you’re feeling more ambitious, you can snag a fur coat for a steal of a deal and invest a bit of cash to have a furrier remake it into a vest.  For even less cha-ching, you can learn how to do so yourself on YouTube!

High-Waisted & Flared Bottoms
In a nod to the 70s, you’ll be seeing higher waistlines and even wider bell bottoms this season.  This trend may give you some trippy Woodstock flashbacks, but at thrift store prices, you can conjure up those same groovy vibes without spending a small fortune.  In order to find your perfect pair, you’ll want to scour the denim racks at Arc’s Value Village.  Don’t forget to check the vintage section too!

Turtlenecks
In the fall, finding a turtleneck at Arc’s Value Village is like finding a hipster in a coffee shop – it’s a sure bet! Nuff said!

Statement Earrings
Bold ear candy is all the rage this season and once again Arc’s Value Village is a treasure trove for this trendy accessory!  Every fashionista knows the jewelry department at Arc’s is an essential stop!  The bigger and chunkier, the bolder and blingier – the better!  Don’t shy away from clip-ons, as you can easily turn them into posts (watch this video for a quick how-to: How to Convert Clip-On Earrings to Posts).

Stacked/Chunky Heels
The stacked and chunky heels that are so hot in footwear this season are not only easy to walk in (no teetering in these!) but they’re also easy to thrift for!   The footwear department at Arc’s Value Village is often jam packed so you’re undoubtedly going to find a few options.  Flatforms, wedges, booties – you can’t go wrong!
With this handy list of thriftable fall fashion trends, your totally cool-weather-ready! But why stop there? What else will you find? Show us the fall looks you pick up at Arc’s Value Village with hashtag #ArcsValueVillage.

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