Kaitlin Stewart, Eco-Stylist, shares her love for secondhand fashions and helps us incorporate thrifted items into our wardrobe in a way that sparks joy.
Our guest Kaitlin Stewart is a New York transplant residing in the Windy City for the past 8 years. She is an avid thrifter and eco-stylist who helps her clients build a more sustainable and budget friendly wardrobe by styling them with secondhand pieces. She believes in being a conscious consumer and an unapologetic thrifter!
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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:
- How generations of inherited vintage pieces influenced Kaitlin's passion for thrift
- The benefits of choosing thrift/consignment/resale over fast fashion, including the environmental impact
- The difference between thrift, consignment, vintage and resale
- Stories behind our favorite thrift store finds
- What's in high demand at thrift stores
- How to decide what to take to a consignment store vs. a donation drop off based on current trends, seasons, and date of purchase
- Kaitlin's go-to shopping strategies
- How to set boundaries while shopping consciously
- Buffalo Exchange
- Crossroads Trading Company
- Brown Elephant
- Mount Sinai Resale Shop
Featured stores (online):
Kaitlin's favorite thrift shopping tip:
"Try everything on." Wear leggings and a tank to make things easy.
What sparks joy for Kaitlin:
Planning her sustainable wedding and sourcing thrift decor
"I've always thought of thrifting as treasure hunting."
"Fast fashion is the largest form of pollution."
"Fashion is cyclical, so it's all coming back."
"If it looks cool, but isn't going to work with what you already own, it's not going to serve you."