Over the weekend my friend Elena hosted a clothing swap and brunch for a group of girlfriends. We each brought over a bag (or bags) of clothes we wanted to exchange for something we’d actually wear. We laid out everything in the living room, grouped by article of clothing, and then started perusing and trying on. I’d heard of swaps where everyone presents the items they brought then you go through a bartering system, but we went for a more casual, free-for-all approach and it worked really well. I went home with a pink silk shrug, a black strappy dress, a dove gray scarf, and a pastel argyle sweater!