Published on march 6, 2018

11 Style Hacks Straight From Our 30 Best Dressed List

written by Team thredUP

Introducing Shop Her Closet


We’re super excited to announce our new Shop Her Closet series, where we partner with stylish women to sell their clothes for good. Take a peek into the dreamy closets of thredUP’s top 30 sellers—from your favorite celebs to badass moms—and shop their clothes and accessories for charity. 100% of the proceeds goes to Girls Inc., whose mission is to help empower the next generation of women to thrive.

Find Out What It Takes to Be a Superstar Seller

How did we pick these 30 incredible closets? It wasn’t easy. There are so many amazing women who clean out their closets with us and send in thousands of sought-after styles every day. All of the sellers featured not only have raid-worthy closets (and to-die-for handbags) but they’ve made an unwavering commitment to think secondhand first. Each of them has a thredUP Style Score above 80 (the average is 50).*

11 Style Hacks from America’s Best Dressed

Our favorite style tips and closet tricks from the best-dressed women in America right here.

Cristina Toff, Founder Of Milksource

“One thing that’s important to me is to make sure I’m actually using and wearing the clothing that I love. In order to do that, I need to be able to “see” my clothing. I try to hang as much as possible and store-off season clothing elsewhere so it doesn’t clutter when I can currently wear.”

Sarah Slutsky, Celebrity Stylist

Kitten heels make everything fancy.”

Rosaliz Jimenez, Director of Fashion and Photography

“Keep the sleeves of your blazer in place with rubber bands. Push the sleeves up, add a rubber band and adjust the sleeves. The folds of the sleeve will hide the rubber band.”

Brianna Towne, Nutrition Educator

“I don’t buy anything unless I can name three places I would wear it right off the top of my head. If I can’t think of three legitimate places, I don’t buy it. Saves me lots of money and buyer’s remorse.”

Rebecca Stafford, Social Media Coordinator

“Buy the pieces that make you happy and feel good! No matter how bold the look, you can rock anything that puts a smile on your face and you feel confident in.”

Dani Arps, Interior Designer

“I refuse to spend a lot of money on trendy items—including handbags! If I know they’re ‘having a moment,’ it’s better to find an inexpensive version or skip altogether. I prefer to invest in pieces that have a timeless style.”

Sarah Schulweis, Founder of Anchor & Orbit Consulting

“I think of shopping for clothing the same way I think of shopping for groceries: don’t shop hungry! I love being inspired by pieces that I wasn’t expecting, but I’m also a planner and budget conscious, and when I go with what my best self wants (i.e., the person at home thinking logically not impulsively) I end up with clothing that lasts longer for me.”

Kristina Fernandez, Attorney

“Splurge on quality basics, spend less on seasonal items.”

Kristin Moller, SVP, J Public Relations

“I think it’s important to dress for your body type. For so long I was caught up in trends that didn’t flatter my shape. Once I let go of feeling like I needed the latest and greatest, my style evolved and became more my own.”

Maria Del Russo, Writer

“I always have one go-to outfit for any type of situation. So I have a go-to first date outfit, a go-to dinner outfit, a go-to outfit for air travel. So if I’m panicking and unsure of what to wear, I always go back to that one outfit I know will look amazing—and that I know I’ll be comfortable in.”

Kate O’Neill, Business and Tech Author

“I pull everything out of my closet and drawers every few months, put aside anything to sell or donate, look for pairings I never noticed before, and re-hang in a different order so I’m inspired all over again by what’s in there.”

The Future is Female

100% of the proceeds will go directly to Girls Inc. to help the next generation of women thrive. Girls Inc. is a non-profit organization that encourages all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. They provide life-changing after school programs and experiences that help girls grow up to be healthy, educated, and independent. thredUP is dedicated to supporting all women and girls in our vibrant communities.

*The thredUP Style Score is based on the average percentage of items accepted from Clean Out Bags, the number of items sent in from our most popular brands, and how quickly the items find a new home in someone else’s closet. Shop all 30 closets!

Tell us: What are your favorite style hacks? Tell us in the comments!