The Best Summer Accessory You Can Thrift

Contributed by: Tijana McAllister of A Plentiful Life, Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert.

Now that the sun is out, I’ve slowly been bringing out my summer wardrobe. Can you guess the Best Summer Accessory You Can Thrift? It’s great with all outfits, perfect for hot days, good to bring on weekend getaways and you can find many stylish options! A straw hat!
straw hat entry way

As you can see from the photo above, during the summer months I display my straw hats at our front door. It is convenient and looks really great! All of these hats were thrifted from The Salvation Army Thrift Store for under $5. I bought three very different styles, which means there are options depending on the outfit.
thrifted hat

A straw hat is the best summer accessory. Thrifting one from the Salvation Army Thrift Store makes it a really affordable purchase. When I was in store the other day they had a pile of straw hats and they ranged in price from $2.99 to $10.99. That is a huge savings compared to retail! The straw hat above was thrifted for $4.99 it sells at Aritzia for $38.

Not sure about a straw hat for summer? Try a few on, like the ones above, to see which style is flattering on you. Sometimes it’s a matter of finding what works for you! Once you know the style it’s easy to thrift. The next style I want to try is the boater hat! I really like the flat look and think it would be cute with a flowy dress.

A straw hat is also a great summer accessory for photos! It can add texture or a layer in the background to really fill out a photo. If you need to add that touch of summer to your photos consider using straw hat as a prop. It works great to feature summer clothing, a picnic or beach scene.

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