Thrifting is the perfect way to be creative, by breaking out of your style comfort zone and experimenting with different looks at any budget. If it doesn’t work out, pass it on down the preloved recycle line!

Sheer dresses, shirts, skirts and more dominated the Spring/Summer 2021 runways from fashion houses like Dior, Chanel and Valentino and has filtered down to brands that are in our price range too. It’s the perfect trend for spring because it allows you to layer while still staying cool in the warm weather. Spring is the time to let go of those winter layers and experiment with your style and creativity. Whether it be a new look or cut, fun colour or a quirky print, Spring is all about having fun with what you’re wearing.

Boyfriend shirts – A button-up white shirt is, has and always will be a wardrobe staple. However, this Spring the trend will be expanding to a more oversized boyfriend shirt look to spice things up. Think stripes and bright colours with a large fit that can be worn with pants or skirts or even styles as a dress.

Say hello to statement pants. We’re not talking your average mum jeans. It’s flare pants, loud prints and wide leg pants that are going to be a main mood for this season. Say goodbye to the status quo of jeans and a nice top and get inspired by pants with a difference. Pick out some thrifted styles that you won’t mind experimenting with.

Puffy sleeves are the feminine and elegant trend that’s demanding a spot in your wardrobe this season. Puffy sleeves will be present across dresses, crop tops, blouses and cardigans. Expect to see this style in an array of variety from structured fits to more flowing designs.

2000s fashion was a big prediction for 2021 fashion, and it has not disappointed. It’s time to dust off the velour tracksuit, grab the bedazzler and put on the fade sunglasses because the 2000s are back and better than ever. It also gives you the perfect excuse to go thrifting for some fabulous style inspo!

Chunky jewellery – A trend heavily influenced by the 2000s is chunky jewellery. Including rings, necklaces and bracelets – the more jewellery you can fit on the better. If it’s large, beaded or stoned then bonus points. Beaded and pearl necklaces are having a big moment in the spotlight as well as gemstone rings.

Coloured runners – The Australian runner community is showing no signs of slowing down. Big brands are a great place to start as they have a wide range of unique and limited-edition runners that all have a variation on the still popular bright white.

Cross-body bags – This trend will hit its crescendo this Spring/Summer season. They’re the staple bag for every day whether you’re doing the grocery shopping or heading out for some dinner and drinks. The perfect style bag to wear to a thrift market because it leaves you hands-free to rummage – just bring one big enough for all your lovely loot!

So, whether it’s puff sleeves, coloured runners, chunky accessories, statement pants, boyfriend shirts or the 2000s look, it’s the time to step out of your style comfort zone and have some fun this season!

Inspired by Alexandra Hourigan article.