I’m so excited about this blog post because I have partnered with thredUP to show you a few different looks that I made for under $30 using their site! As a college student, it’s so important to be able to get new clothes without crying about the balance of our bank accounts after and thredUP has our back. Did you know that 30% of millennials have shopped secondhand in the past month? It’s because we’re being smart with our money and we know what we want. Sites like thredUP help us build a beautiful wardrobe without having to pay retail price.
If you don’t know what thredUP is, let me lay down the basics for you. thredUP is an online retailer of secondhand clothes. It’s like Plato’s Closet, Buffalo Exchange, or Avalon Exchange, but online. You can even sell your brand name clothes to them! They constantly have new merchandise coming on the site and there is something for everyone.
Wanna know some good news? If you click here you can get $10 off your first purchase with thredUP. So if you haven’t tried them yet, try now! Sign up to receive emails for them and keep your eyes peeled for a discount code so that you can save even more money.
When your package arrives, it will come in a cute polka dot bag and the items are beautifully wrapped inside. Unfortunately I was too excited about my clothes to take a photo before I ruined the wrapping.
I just wanted to say one last thing about thredUP before I show you the clothes I bought. In 2016 alone, thredUP saved: 128M lbs of CO2 = 8,111 households’ yearly electricity use; 14M items UPcycled = 140 Nordstrom department stores; and 10B gallons of water = 15,784 Olympic-size swimming pools. We all love our Earth and so does thredUP!
Okay, for my first outfit, I’ll lay the details down for you. I got this black American Eagle romper for $8.98! Looking at AE’s site now, a similar romper would cost anywhere from $35-$50. So I saved at least $25 on just one item, if not more! My kimono is from Forever 21 but I got it at Plato’s Closet for $4. My necklace is from H&M and was $5. My shoes are DV from Target and were on clearance for $12.98. So this whole look was less than $35.
My second outfit features one of the two pairs of shorts I got from thredUP. They’re from Forever 21 and were only $4.20. A similar pair of shorts would be anywhere from $10 to $15 retail. My shirt is from Target and the embroidery says “Coffee, Please”. The shirt was on clearance at Target for around $8. The shoes are the same as the first outfit. This other outfit was also less than $30 and I was able to repeat my shoes.
The third and final outfit features the other pair of shorts I bought. They’re from H&M and have cute little palm trees on them. I bought them for $4.80. Again, these shorts retail would be between $10 and $20. My tank was on sale at PINK for $10 and my shoes are the clearance DV espadrilles from Target. Another outfit for under $30!
Basically, if I haven’t convinced you yet, these are the 3 reasons you should buy and sell with thredUP.
- Discounted name brand clothing to fill your closet with
- Sell your clothes to purchase new clothes or have some extra $
- thredUP is a business that has the same values as you
So, what are you waiting for? Click here to save $10 from your first purchase with thredUP.