#12MonthsofThrifting: Finding a Pair of Booties

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The prompt for September #12monthsofthrifting is to find a pair of booties, a fall essential. I always have great luck finding booties at Goodwill, especially the location on State Road.


Here are my go-to tips to thrift booties: Always check the sole. If it’s worn down, probably not worth the purchase, even if it is $5. However, if they are a durable pair and a trusted brand with just slight wear and tear, might be worth buying and getting resoled at an inexpensive local shoe repair shop.



Pick up a brown a black pair. These studded booties are a little bolder than most booties I own, however I always like to have one black, one brown / tan, and a fun bold pair like these. At less than $5 a pop from Goodwill, this is totally doable. Taupe booties, suede and ankle booties are huge this season so keep an eye out for those.  I’m also a fan of fringe for added movement and texture.

Pro tip: Clean thrifted shoes with Lysol spray or Clorox wipes.



Booties look great with folded jeans or ankle pants. If you need help folding your jeans, here’s a tutorial from the Dina’s Days archives for inspiration!


This challenge is designed to help you build a thrifted wardrobe, month by month. Share your finds using the tag #12MonthsofThrifting on social media. Next up: thrifting fall florals. 


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About the Challenge

12 Months of Thrifting is designed to help you build a functional wardrobe on a budget. Each prompt represents an essential and staple wardrobe piece you will be able to wear for seasons to come. Each month Dina’s Days and Goodwill Akron share tips on ways you can thrift and wear each of these prompts. Share your finds using the tag #12Monthsof Thrifting on social media.