About the Author: Sally McGraw

Sally McGraw, guest author

http://www.alreadypretty.com/

Sally has been thrifting since age 13 and regularly contributes style features to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Huffington Post. She writes the popular Already Pretty blog focusing on style and body image, and her book, Already Pretty: Learning to Love Your Body by Learning to Dress it Well, is available on Amazon. Sally offers personal shopping and style consultation services, both in-person for Twin Cities clients and via email for clients worldwide. She believes style is a tool for self-love that should be accessible to everyone. Including you.

Articles by this author

Trending for fall: Plaid, florals and shades of sangria

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By Guest Blogger Sally McGraw
It’s time, once again, to examine all the hot “new” trends for the fall season. It’s also time to remind ourselves that fashion recycles EVERYTHING! Here are just a few of the garments, colors, and styles trending right now that you can easily track down at your favorite local thrift and consignment shops. (Note that all of the on-trend items I’m wearing below have been thrifted. Already.) Continue reading

When to thrift

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By Guest Blogger Sally McGraw
Wait. Isn’t ANYTIME a good time to go thrift-shopping? Well, yes, especially in this world of fast-fashion and consumer waste. Thrifting will always be a better choice – both for the earth and for your pocketbook – than buying something new. But there are also plenty of timing-related factors to consider if you want to get the best of the pre-loved goodies at the best possible prices. Continue reading

How to make thrifted clothes look spendy

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By Guest Blogger Sally McGraw
I’ve been thrifting since I was in middle school, and many of my current wardrobe staples were bought at Goodwill and other secondhand stores. But I know that many people hesitate to thrift because they worry that used garments will look worn or cheap or shabby. So I wanted to share some tips for making your thrifted items look … well, not-thrifted. How can you take something used, and possibly a bit worn-out, and make it appear fresh Continue reading

Hello, spring trends: Geometrics, pastels and more

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By Guest Blogger Sally McGraw
It’s time, once again, to examine the hot “new” trends for the season, and remind ourselves that fashion recycles EVERYTHING! Here are just a few of the garments, colors, and styles that are trending for spring and summer that you can easily track down at your local thrift and consignment shops. Continue reading

Thriftable classics

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By Guest Blogger Sally McGraw
In my humble opinion, there is no one-list-fits-all set of classic items that will suit every possible body type, budget, and lifestyle. Many must-have lists overlook bodily diversity and try to shoehorn a huge array of sizes and shapes into a single mold. Continue reading

Thrifting for coats

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By Guest Blogger Sally McGraw
As the weather turns from warm to cool to cold to downright FREEZING, you may be reconsidering the coats in your closet. Are they warm enough? Do they cover all of your bits? Are they in good shape? Styles that work with your figure and wardrobe? If your current coat options are somewhat lacking, consider hitting the thrift shops before shelling out for something new. Continue reading