Up-cycled Wardrobe

If you’re anything like me you spend way too much time looking at your closet thinking you have nothing to wear. I mean sure you have options but you just don’t feel like wearing that dark green sweater one more time, or maybe you’re just not in the mood for the blue dress, or maybe your style has changed and you just need a wardrobe make-over. Well, there are some eco options to change up your wardrobe by up-cycling.

Here are some up-cycling ideas that I’ve done in the past to switch up my wardrobe.


  1. ThredUp

I absolutely love ThredUp and use it all the time. All you do is put your old clothes in a prepaid shipping bag and send it off to ThredUp. They’ll pay you for your clothes and you can cash out and get new ones. Or you can choose to get more for your money by spending it at ThredUp. You’re once beloved clothes will become someone else’s new favorite piece. Any clothes they can’t sell you can choose to have shipped back to you for a small fee or you can have them donated to charity.

2. Plato’s Closet

Just like ThredUp, Plato’s Closet is a store that buys used clothes and allows you to cash out or use credit in the store. Unlike Thredup, an online store, Plato’s Closet is a brick and mortar store that has a ton of location all over the US.

3. Thrift Stores & Consignment Stores

Thrift stores and consignment stores can be hit or miss when it comes to in-style nice clothes. However, you can find some hidden treasure and get creative re-inventing old pieces. Plus, you can get clothes at a great bargain and donate your old clothes to thrift stores that give back like Goodwill or The Salvation Army. Or you can consign your old clothes to fund your new wardrobe.

4. Clothes Swap

This one is super fun! Have a girls night, or a guys night, crack open a bottle of wine and have everyone bring a few pieces they don’t want anymore. Then, put all the clothes in a pile and let everyone choose a few pieces to take home. You get to clean out your closet while getting a few new great pieces.

5. Shop in Your Family’s Closets

My mom and I do this all the time. Whenever we need a new piece we’ll have a nice lunch and check out each others’ closets. Recently, it’s getting popular to shop in your grandparent’s closets or tried to find vintage clothes up in the attic or hidden in that crowded garage at your parents’ house.

Disclaimer: Information expressed in this article is solely the opinion of the writer. The writer is not held liable for any damage or health concerns resulting from information or endorsement from this article. If in doubt, always contact a health professional before using a new product on yourself or others.

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