Published on march 28, 2017

5 Accessories That Are (Totally) Absurd To Buy At Full Price

written by Team thredUP

There are pieces of clothing, and then there are outfits. One of the key ingredients to pulling an outfit together is accessories. Accessories are to outfits what condiments are to sandwiches – they add flavor and pizzazz. The great news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to still wind up with great ones, especially when you buy accessories secondhand. They’re super affordable, and the perfect thing to top off a thredUP order!


Handbags are a must-have, obviously. You can get totes that are large enough to carry all of your daily needs or go with a clutch that’s just big enough to carry your essentials. Best of all, when you shop like-new handbags, you can pick up beautiful pieces from top brands like Coach and Dooney & Bourke without paying full price. Game-changer!



Scarves aren’t just for warmth, they’re also perfect accessories for taking your outfit to the next level. Even your basic jeans and T-shirt outfit can look amazing when you pair it with a scarf. You can opt for a bold, solid colored scarf that will match with everything, or you could try a fun pattern to add interest to your ensemble. Also! You can tie them in a number of different ways to keep your look fresh.



Hats are a great way to finish an outfit, and there are so many styles it’s easy to find one that matches your look. Baseball caps work great when you’re going casual with jeans and a T-shirt, and fedoras are a fun way to pull together a relaxed look. Finally, don’t forget a floppy hat to protect your skin on those hot beach days.



Not only are sunglasses absolutely key on a sunny day, but they are also the perfect finishing touch to pretty much any look. Not to mention there are so many different looks you can go for, sunglasses-wise. Square, oversized, round, you name it! If you buy them secondhand, chances are you can afford more than one pair, too.



Belts – another highly useful accessory that really pack a punch in terms of style.  They add style, color, and definition to any outfit. Thin belts are perfect for emphasizing your waistline and are perfect when trying to dress up a simple outfit. When you’re looking for a belt that goes well with jeans, consider one that’s thick and wide. Finally, waist cincher belts look stunning when you want to add structure to a dress or other formal look.


What’s your favorite accessory to rock? Tell us in the comments section!