Beach on a Budget!

Posted on by Ashley      2 Comments

Insie weensie tiny bikinis can be expensive, but not at Thrift Town. Outfit the entire family for the cost of a new swimsuit!   


  1. Look for signs of wear on that “new-to-you” suit to make sure it will last for the season. Many items at Thrift Town are like new! It’s also a good idea to hand wash the suit and lay it flat to dry. Excessive heat can stretch out the elastic and fibers in the suit.
  2. Buy a few! Who likes to put on a wet suit?! Get a few so you and or your kiddos can always put on something dry.
  3. Mix and match tops and bottoms for a cool relaxed look. No need to be matchy matchy these days.
  4. Wear a hat! They provide great sun protection and are fashionable.
  5. Buy a bag. Beach bags hold all the necessities like sun screen, water bottle, towel and a good book.
  6. Cover it up! Oversized button up shirts, T-s, or sun dresses make great cover ups. Light summer scarves can also provide sun protection to your sensitive neck area.
  7. Make sure to have lots of flip flops or”slippers” as they call them in Hawaii ready to cover your feet from the hot sand, pool deck or street. You can’t have too many. Put them in a basket by your front door and put an extra pair in the trunk of the car.

photo bathing suits

photos sandals  photo of life's a beach t shirt

photo of swim trunks

photo of scarves and sarongs

photo of beach bags


Have a great summer in the sun!



I am the art director and marketing manager for Thrift Town. I have worked for Thrift Town for just about twenty years and I'm passionate about thrift, decorating, entertaining, crafting and, of course Thrift Town.


  1. Bellamena

    I did a Vintage Thrift Flip Sewing Challenge! For this thrift flip I went to @PaperDollVin. I purchased a 1970’s prairie dress for the sewing challenge, and sewed the 1970’s classic that into an outfit I’d actually wear. What do you think?

    • We just LOVED it! Great job, super fab outfit. Thanks for thrifting!