Fall Wardrobe Essentials You Should Be Shopping for Now at Your Local Thrift Store


August is nearly gone, and Fall is just around the corner. Can you believe it?

As an Arizona native, I love Summers, but there’s something about Fall that always keeps me looking forward to it.

If you’re looking to get a head start on your Fall/Winter wardrobe. Now is the time to do it. While waiting for retailers to stock on the season’s essentials can be convenient, it’s not practical.

Save money, time, and the planet by shopping second-hand for your fall essentials during off-seasons. What does that mean? It’s simple. Shop for Summer clothes in the Winter and Winter clothes in the Summer.

Head to your local thrift store before the rest of your community beats you to it. Below are my top five Fall essential to shop at your thrift store.

Leather Jackets

Not only is leather a Fall/Winter essential, but an expensive one too. Leather jackets can retail for hundreds of dollars, but you don’t have to pay the sticker price. Outerwear is one of the biggest bargains at thrift stores. I’ve snagged my fair share of leather pieces for a few dollars. So can you.

Turtle Necks

The fall classic has made a comeback since the early 90’s, and it’s turned into Fall essential. Turtlenecks are one of the easiest things to come across at thrift stores. Keep in mind that turtlenecks are meant to keep you warm, and not all cities require such heavy pieces. Phoenix, I may be talking to you.


Lightweight coverups are necessary for Arizona autumns when it’s chilly in the morning but warm by noon. I’ve scored amazing brand cardigans at Goodwill in the past, and always keep an eye out for them when stocking my wardrobe for the cooler seasons. Keep a neutral cardigan in your car for chillier-than-expected days.


A good pair of denim jeans is one of the easiest pieces to transition through the seasons. If you’re still on the lookout for the perfect pair, this is the time to shop around. I love shopping denim at thrift stores because I can usually score a quality pair for a few bucks. I recently bought a pair of Seven Jeans for $1 at Goodwill.


There’s nothing a woman can’t do in a fierce pair of booties. If you’re like me and hate breaking in shoes, try shopping for them second-hand. My neighborhood Goodwill’s are usually stocked with booties during the Summer. So, stop what you’re doing and go get some now!