Tag: style

Finding The Perfect Winter Coat: Thrifted Edition

When it begins to get a bit chilly outside, it often signals that it is time to break out the winter attire. It also alerts us to acquire a new winter coat in most cases. Many naturally think that getting their perfect winter coat needs to come from a department store or a high-end brand. Yet, that is not the case at all. You can find a perfect winter coat on the secondhand market. So, let’s explore how to do just that.

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The Stories Our Secondhand Clothing Tells

If you want to get a sense of how I dressed prior to thrifting, just Google “stock photo Millennial guy cardigan.” (I just did, and oof, that was me.) Clearly my closet needed an overhaul. But intense wardrobe surgery didn’t happen in one day. When I look at my closet now, I still think it needs an overhaul. In the meantime, getting dressed for work every day has to go on.

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Finding Your Good Podcast: Getting to Know Chelsey Carter – Thrifting, Competing on Project Runway, and Sustainability in Fashion School

Do they teach you the importance of secondhand and upcycling in fashion school? What’s it like to thrift and use DIY skills while competing on Bravo’s, Project Runway? Chelsey Carter, Founder/CEO at Alex Carter, is the go-to expert to answer these unique questions.
On this episode of Finding Your Good, Chelsey shares her thrift story, explores what it’s like to upcycle a two-piece look for Karlie Kloss using Goodwill denim, and provides insight into fashion school’s emphasis on sustainability.

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