I love watching Spring Fashion Trend Hauls on YouTube! In 2019, I've found the trends particularly exciting because they range from bright monochrome looks to all beige, from animal prints to the resurgence of the classic Gucci printed blouse. However, I find myself a bit alarmed when I see really smart, talented women showing off trendy pieces that either cost a pretty penny or even worst were purchased at fast fashion retailers because I see the same pieces everyday at my local thrift store. If you don’t believe me, I can prove it to you. Here are 12 definitive spring 2019 fashion trends that you can totally score at your local thrift store.
1. Biker Shorts
This won't be adopted by everyone, but I'm all for anything that makes dressing up just a bit more comfy. I found this biker body suit at my local thrift outlet for $2 along with both blazers that I have paired with it. This trend has been gaining steam for a while, so I found this biker suit last fall and wore it with a wool blazer then, and with a yellow linen blazer for the Spring.
2. Beige & Earth Tones
Beige and earth tones paired in a monochromatic fashion are all the rage this Spring. I found this one piece boiler suit at the thrift outlet for $2. I couldn't believe it when I spotted it, but there it was just what I was looking for. And, the great thing is that your don't have to wear a certain item in order to take part in this trend. Just pick your favorite things to wear in a wonderful neutral palette.
3. Boiler Suits
And that leads right into our third trend and my current favorite, boiler suits. These utilitarian pieces of absolute comfort are so chic and can be styled in so many different ways. I found this one at Buffalo Exchange which is a consignment shop for $31.50. I sold a few other pieces to the store that day and received store credit so that it was free to me. Yipee!
4. Big Bows
In the Spring/Summer 2019 runway shows, there were big bows everywhere. They adorned the back of dresses, on the toe of shoes, and atop models heads. However, my favorite placement was the giant tied bow right at the neck of a beautiful blouse. This beige blouse with golden threads running through it is originally from NY&Co, but I scored it at the thrift outlet for $2. I absolutely love how it paired with these two toned jeans from last weeks' denim upcycle challenge.
5. Bold Shoulders
Think twice before you take the shoulder pads out of your vintage blouses and blazers because bold shoulders are back! They give any look a commanding and powerful edge. I found this paisley blouse with very thick shoulder pads at the thrift outlet for $2. The shoulder pads make this blouse very bold, but I toned it down a bit and made it more fun by pairing it with these track track pants from the 90s. They were my late husband's while he was in high school. I made them skinny and I absolutely love them! Click here for a tutorial on how to make track pants skinny.
6. Glamorous Accessories
One of my favorite trends to search for in thrift stores is accessories! For this Spring & Summer all the accessories are so glamorous and grand, which is basically your mother's or grandmother's jewelry maybe with a current twist. I found these two amazing pieces at Value Village Thrift Store for $4. Major #thriftscore!
7. The 80s
A tank top with a little 80s flair, some vintage jeans, and a rope belt are the perfect nod to 80s casual style. I found this tank top recently at the thrift outlet for $2.
Neon is in and you can wear it head to toe or pops of it like I've done here. These jeans were too small so I used a flowy to skirt take them out. The pops of neon in the tank top and the socks are just the right touch for this look. Check out four ways to take out jeans here.