This year, I am teaming up with a group of amazing women dubbed the Thrift It! Clique to present an inspiring series on how to style items purchased from a thrift store in different ways based on a common theme. This month’s theme was sweaters. It’s currently winter here in the States which means it’s definitely sweater weather for us. I actually love sweaters! They are so cozy!

Let me tell you guys a little secret. I buy 95% of my sweaters from thrift stores! It’s an economical, eco-friendly way of staying chic and warm during the frigid cold months of the year.  You can buy several fabulous sweaters for the price of 1 in retail stores. Sweaters are often shunned for being frumpy but let me tell you dolls and guys a secret, you can SLAY and SERVE the public in a sweater honey! Don’t believe me? The Thrift It Clique is going to show you 5 ways how to work that knit!

 #1: Add a pop of color to break up a neutral color palette.

SINCE 1991-2

#2: Add bold statement jewelry like Kendra of It’s My Evolution!


#3: Pair printed sweater with colored denim for a posh look like Elle of Gernelle Nelson.


 #4: Add a collared shirt for a preppy look like Brittany of Vinty Fresh Closet.


 #5: Wear a sweater in an unexpected fashion. Pair one over a dress like

Addie of Old World New for extra warmth.


There you have it. Five different ways to slay in a sweater. Which would you try?

To see full looks from our photo shoot with our amazing photographer, Gernelle Nelson, click on the names below.





Are you rocking a thrifted sweater this season? Show us your style on Instagram using the hashtag #ticsweaters! We would love to see it.

As always, stay inspired!



Kendra · 01/20/2016 at 11:11 am

Love the way you styled you sweater…and those shoes are so fab!!!

    creativityarise · 01/20/2016 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you! You were fierce as well 🙂

brittany parrish · 01/20/2016 at 1:40 pm

Love how you incorporated all of our styles and pin pointed out different ways to style the sweater!! Awesome read!!

    creativityarise · 01/20/2016 at 1:47 pm

    Aww thanks B.P.! I was inspired by you guys to be creative.

      brittany parrish · 01/20/2016 at 1:52 pm

      The beauty of having 5 different perspectives and views!!! Well done!

Elle · 01/20/2016 at 3:07 pm

This is such a great post! I love the way you described all of our looks, I love this group!

    creativityarise · 01/20/2016 at 3:10 pm

    Thank you so much! I love this group as well 😊

Addie · 01/20/2016 at 3:30 pm

Yes, I love how you spotlighted everyone here! Such great diversity with one simple thing: a thrifted sweater! And that pop of color is everything, hunni!

    creativityarise · 01/20/2016 at 3:32 pm

    Thank you ma’am 💁🏾

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