Veteran consignment shoppers have a mantra in common – Never pay full price! They agree you can buy top brands, recent styles and current trends at a fraction of retail price simply by shopping high-end consignment stores.
Toni Henderson Lange, owner of Mint Condition, voted again “Best Consignment Shop” by Virginia Living magazine this May, shares a few looks and tips for the season. All items pictured were hand picked from the racks of her two-story consignment boutique and are available for sale.
- Elevate a casual look by coordinating colors on outfit details.
Make a casual outfit look put-together yet effortless by matching the colors of a few details, like the orange of these Tory flats to the orange stripe in the sundress. This way you look together and intentional without looking like you spent all morning getting ready. I love these outfits for running weekend errands or hitting the farmers market.
- Add a polished, chunky heel to look chic and save your feet.
The block heel might be one of my favorite trends because I am such a baby about my feet hurting! This is a fantastic style for the weddings, showers and parties we all have coming up this season. To avoid looking overly casual, choose a heel finished in patent leather with a dainty ankle strap like this pair by L.K. Bennet. You will look chic and your feet will thank you!
- Comfortable is flattering!
When shoppers and friends ask my opinion on outfits, my response is always, “Do you feel comfortable?” Wearing an outfit that is too tight, too short, too baggy or too anything not your style will leave you feeling self-conscious. When you feel confident in what you’re wearing it shows! Go with an outfit that makes you feel great and your inner and outer beauty will shine. I would wear this off the shoulder, jean short combo any summer day and wear this shirtdress, espadrille outfit to the pool.
- Don’t be afraid to try a trend.
I love how the 60’s-70’s trends are coming back and recently picked up a pair of white bell-bottom jeans at Mint Condition. I am loving these retro looks! Try something like this high-low slip dress, platform sandals and gold jewelry for a wedding or a night out and you’re guaranteed to turn heads.
Keeping up with current trends, shopping your favorite designers and adding new items to your wardrobe every season doesn’t have to be expensive. At Mint Condition, you can have it all for a fraction of regular retail. Now say it with me – Never pay full price!
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Dress: Lovers & Friends, Size M, Retail $168, MC Price $48.5, Sandals: Tory Burch, Size 8.5, Retail $225, MC Price $94.5, Handbag: Tory Burch Camel Leather Marion Tote, $299, Sunnies: AJ Morgan, $24, Necklace: J. Crew gold and rhinestones, $19.99
Dress: Shoshanna, Size 4, Retail $(ENTER), MC Price $72, Heels: LK Bennett NEW, Size 7.5, Retail $325, MC Price $89, Clutch: Rebecca Taylor, Retail $295, MC Price $98, Necklace: Camrose & Kross 24k gold and Swarovski crystal multi-strand necklace (wear long, looped once or looped twice), Retail $194, MC Price: $69.99, Bracelet: J. Crew chunky gold bangle, $15.99
#3 Outfits A & B:
A. Top: Sadie & Sage, Size M, MC Price $16.99, Shorts: Rag & Bone, Size 25, Retail $185, MC Price $49.99, Purse: Louis Vuitton Satchel, MC Price $475 (SALE! was $599), Necklace: CUSP tassel with semi-precious stones, $89.99, Shoes: J. Crew espadrilles NWT, Size 6, Retail $78, MC Price $28.99, Sunnies: AJ Morgan, $24
B. Dress: Vince Camuto, Size M, Retail $100, MC Price $35.99, Bag: Anthropolgie NWT, Retail $98, MC Price $23.99, Shoes: Coach Espadrilles, Size 6, MC Price $44.99, Necklace: Alainn delicate gold chain w rhinestones, Retail $98, MC Price $26.99, Sunnies: Bottega Veneta, Retail $495, MC Price $74.99
Dress: Haute Hippie, Size L, MC Price $69.99, Shoes: Diane von Furstenberg nude platforms, Size 7, MC Price (On Sale) $31.79, Clutch: Rebecca Taylor NWT, Retail $295, MC Price $98.99, Jewelry: J. Crew bangles, MC Price $15.99