Thrifting is one of my favorite pastimes. I’ve shared some of my favorite tips for thrifting, and even featured a few thrifted pieces in fashion looks. But today, I want to share with you my favorite thrift store jewelry finds over the past few years. From trendy to classic, these pieces have become staples in my wardrobe.
This silver bangle was my very first jewelry find at the thrift store. I found it about 5 years ago, and it fits perfectly on my tiny wrist. When I picked it up and realized how heavy it was, I knew it was a great find. Heavy jewelry at the thrift store is a good indicator of the high quality of the piece. I only spent 4 dollars on the bangle, and I love to layer it with other silver pieces for great “arm candy.”
This necklace was a Plato’s Closet find. It was actually on clearance, I think because it is a bright color. The bright pink trend was ending, so it was put in the clearance bin with the other pieces. When I spotted it, I knew it would go well with quite a few of my wardrobe pieces, even though I don’t wear much pink. I love a subdued or monochromatic outfit, so a pop of pink is always invited. This was a 1 dollar find!
Now, these button earrings are one of my all time favorite finds. I’d been looking for clip on earrings so I could give my piercings a break every once in a while. I thoroughly examined these earrings, since button earrings and clip ons could me made cheaply. I noticed right away that these were an older pair, and they didn’t clip onto the earring, but SCREWED on. A screwback earring feels so much better on your ear since you can determine how tight you want it. I also fell in love with the design of the cloth on the earrings. Even if I rocked a black shirt and a pair of jeans, adding these earrings as an accessory immediately makes the outfit so chic.
This chain and fabric bracelet was another Plato’s Closet clearance find. It had a few missing nobes on the clasp, but I loved it anyway. The main reason I love it is that the clasp is magnetic. Once the two pieces connect, it’s on there for good. Since the metal chain is braided with fabric, it doesn’t feel too heavy on my wrist. Again, this is a funky piece of jewelry that will dress up any plain outfit or little black dress.
I’m not quite sure what drew me to this necklace, but when I saw it in the display case of my local thrift store, I grabbed it up. Again, it was heavy, which enticed me to buy it, and it was completely different from any other piece of jewelry I owned at the time. I’ve worn it with V-neck shirts and sweaters, and I felt so elegant.
It’s almost embarrassing how much I wear this bracelet. I recently wore it to an awards ceremony with a very fancy dress, and it absolutely perfect. This was an impulse buy when checking out at Plato’s Closet, and thank goodness I had that extra 3 dollars in my budget!
This necklace was an intentional buy for me. I was on the lookout for a chevron inspired necklace to add to my wardrobe, and I came upon this one after 3 different searches in 3 different thrift stores. I love wearing this with oversized shirts and shift dresses. The key characteristic of this necklace is that it isn’t too long. I wanted something that reached at or a little past my bosom, but didn’t go all the way to my belly button. That’s a hard thing to find when you’re short. This length was made for me. You’ll be seeing this piece in a few fashion posts this spring and summer.