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How to thrift your way to a fabulous holiday outfit

We challenge Mana Mansour to wow us with festive looks for every occasion!
December 17, 2021 2:38 p.m. EST
December 17, 2021 12:00 p.m. EST

As we get ready to return to holiday parties this season, having a fab outfit is a must–but without the major price tag! If you're shopping on a budget this year, style expert Mana Mansour proved that thrifting can be an easy solution to put together a gorgeous festive look on a budget. From dressing to the nines to an outfit for your holiday office party, get all the tips on what to look out for when second-hand shopping, plus what trendy pieces to splurge on to get into the festive spirit. 

Going Full Glam 

Looking for the ultimate, dress to the nines outfit? This beautiful Kelly Green colour is having a huge moment right now, so this dress is an incredible thrifted find for the season. Modernize it with a trendy belt like this crystal-encrusted option from Zara. Another way to make it a bit more edge is to add a bit (or a lot) of sequins, and this cropped jacket is perfect for this dress as the skirt billows from the waist. Pair it with a cute clutch, a great piece to get second-hand. Keep the look seamless by adding a pair of velvet pumps, a timeless and classic item to add to your wardrobe. 

SHOP: Green Dress, $20, Value Village | Crystal encrusted Belt, $36, Zara | Sequin Jacket, $139, Zara | Silver Clutch, $7.99, Value Village | Velvet Pumps, $27.99, Value Village | Earrings, $17.99, H&M (not available online)

Thrifted pieces are one-of-a-kind finds and cannot be purchased online. 

Comfy and Casual 

This next look is perfect for a more casual gathering with friends and family because it's totally comfortable but still has fun touches. This is our take on the ultimate Christmas sweater, thrifted at Value Village for $8! Throw on a blazer for a more polished look and opt for sequin stretching trousers like these ones from Winners to add some glamour to the outfit. 

When it comes to shopping second-hand, be sure to pick out pieces with classic shapes and colour tones that can be worn over and over again, like these strappy heels and crossbody strap bags.  

SHOP: Sweater, $7.99, Value Village | Blazer, $59.99, H&M | Box Clutch with a crossbody strap, $4.99, Value Village | Sequined stretch pants, $19.99, Winners | Strappy heels, $7.00, Value Village

Thrifted pieces are one of a kind finds and cannot be purchased online