My pal and fellow designer Jessi Arrington recently gave a talk at TED wherein she elaborates on her tactic of buying all clothing second-hand. In this case, she actually flew to LA with no clothing save for a week’s worth of underwear. Being ever resourceful, she saved herself from nakedness by shopping around for quirky, colourful, second-hand gear. Could you do the same?

See the video on TED’s website and don’t forget to visit Jessi’s colour-savvy blog Lucky So and So to catch the Rainbow Princess in all of her non-naked Brooklyn adventures.