The Thrifty-Six in Simply Stripes!

When my Thrifty Six fashionista friends decided on this month’s theme: Stripes…I wasn’t so sure. I do love stripes, but I thought that this might be a pattern I don’t have much of in my wardrobe. Ok, I was totally off!

You all know how much I love a great jumpsuit-and this one has stripes up, down and across! Thrifted years ago, I usually style it with a white or red leather jacket…but wait, since “Stripes” is our theme- zebra print has so many funky kinds of stripes, doesn’t it! This flashy, totally sequins jacket is so perfect for layering over this jumpsuit! Nothing like a hodgepodge of stripes to make this print-mixing addict indulge in a dopamine styling fix. Loving this look so much- thanks Thrifty Six for inspiring me!

Now let’s see what my most fashionable thrifty friends style up their own stripes!

Emma of Style Splash

“I found this striped jacket in a charity shop for only £5, and although I already have a few black and white jackets in various patterns, I couldn’t resist this one! A classic black and white striped jacket will never go out of style. For contrast I teamed it with red culottes and my favourite Soul Sisters T-shirt.”

Grace of Graceful Rags

“Would you believe this is the only striped thrifted piece I own? It’s a little summery for this late in the season, but I thought this strapless pink dress would pair perfectly with a denim jacket for an outdoor dinner. This dress is originally Ann Taylor and I got it for only $15—you can tell the quality of it from the double-lining and the interior belt that helps it stay up. Too bad a bird pooped on it the first time I wore it! It was in perfect condition until the stain remover I used smeared the pink colors… Boo. But thankfully it’s (mostly) only noticeable to me!”

Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade

“Avoiding the Moiré Effect…

…stripes confuse the photographic lens, the tighter the stripe the greater the confusion…

We see the Moiré effect, that weird moving pattern when stripes merge into each other and out again.

I wondered how I might create a striped outfit to please the camera – of course, the power of black and white…

…this time two negatives definitely make a positive!”

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

“This striped dress was one of my first pre loved purchases. It’s a King Louie dress which is a brand that designs retro clothing. They often have very colorful items. And you know I am not about very colorful. On me that is. So these red stripes with black in it where perfect for me. This dress was a bit short for me and I have sold it after I wore it one season. But it did start my love for pre loved items.”

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

“I was visiting my friend recently in her consignment shop when I spotted this bold black and white knit dress that I was certain would not be flattering. But I tried it on anyway and I loved it! Then I saw this striped duster hanging on the same rack and very much needed to pair the two pieces together. So I did it! “


The Thrifty Six is a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features preloved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling preloved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand! 

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Can’t wait for next month’s theme- Stay tuned!

12 thoughts on “The Thrifty-Six in Simply Stripes!

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    1. Yes Sheila- that’s why I love being part of challenges! It reboots and forces me to change it up or think of new creations. Thank you!

  1. Great jumpsuit, I have one very similar to yours. I must look for it now as you have inspired me to find it. Hopping by from Shelbee’s blog.

  2. Love this outfit! I hardly have stripes in my closet, but if I do, I like the garment to have different directions in the stripes as it makes it more appealing to the eye, I think. Just like your jumpsuit! Looks great I love how one emphasizes the black and the jacket emphasizes the white, very cool!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    1. Thanks Jess! I think you nailed it on the black or white emphasis of the way the clothes are styled. You have such an incredible eye and great taste. Thank you so much!

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