Sweat The Small Stuff: 6 Must-have Fabrics For Working Out

Millions of Americans resolve to hit the gym this time of year, but many don’t realize that the clothes you wear while working out have a big effect on your exercise. Some shirts leave you feeling cold, sweaty, gross, while others keep you warm and dry, and ready to hit a new PR. The difference: the right fabric. Whether you’re new to working out a gym vet, don’t start sweating without taking a look at these six fabrics: (more…)

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#SwapSnowflake Giveaway

This is the time of year when many of us complain about subzero temperatures and blustering snow storms. However, we have to admit winter fashion is unlike any other season. Soft shearling coats, heavy-knit sweaters and faux-fur lined snow boots work in harmony to protect us from the outside elements while keeping us looking great. With most the country blanketed in snow, we at Swap.com are reminded of the beauty of a single snow flake. No two are alike. Each one is unique and beautiful.

As lovers of thrift and secondhand shopping, we value individuality. We enjoy discovering that one-of-a-kind item that suits us perfectly. We all have a personal story about a special treasure uncovered through thrifting. What’s yours?

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Cut Energy Costs at Home Now with these 5 Hacks

As temperatures plummet, electric bills soar. Thrift lovers know the value of a dollar, but saving money doesn’t come easy when you’re fighting to stay warm. Another downfall to rising energy use is the toll it take on our environment. In the spirit of National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, we complied a list of five easy energy-saving hacks you can do now to conserve energy at home, while protecting Mother Earth and your pocket book.

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4 Fabulous Fabrics To Throw In Your Suitcase

Happy National “Pack for Travel” Day! We know you’re probably not celebrating, and if you were, you definitely didn’t plan to. Still, today’s “holiday” is a timely and topical tie-in to something that you do likely care about: great fabrics to travel with. Not exactly the most white-knuckle topic, we know, but knowing can help save you a lot of headache, and dealing with the always subpar hotel room iron/board setup. So when you’re dreaming of warmer climates, or perhaps just preparing for your next business trip, think about bringing these along for the journey:

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How To Wear Argyle For The Whole Family!

Happy Argyle Day! The wait is over– the preppiest day of the year is finally here.

Argyle originated from the tartan of Clan Campbell of Argyll in Scotland. Argyle was used for kilts and socks since the 17th century and was first recognized in Britain and the U.S. after the Duke of Windsor sported argyle golf clothing, jerseys and long socks. Although argyle day is celebrated in the U.S. on January 8th, different countries have different days in which they celebrate this preppy diamond pattern!*

Don’t own enough argyle? We have argyle for the whole family! Below are some of my top picks on Swap.com that will help you celebrate this flattering pattern in style!

 

Men

This cashmere sweater vest by Paul Fredrick is only $16 on our site and can be worn so many different ways. I would suggest wearing this vest over a button up shirt for work or a v-neck long sleeve shirt to go to dinner. This is also a good layering piece as it does not have sleeves and can easily be worn under a jacket to appear as a long sleeve sweater. This is just one of the hundreds of argyle items we have for men on our site. Shop men’s argyle here!

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