I do not particularly like buying things that I can only wear with a single thing. I like to buy versatile things that I can mix and match with my clothes.
I can change it to fit any occasion. This is my style. You may enjoy have really intricate designs or colors, which I do like, but I stick more with natural colors. Garage sale-ing allows you to have a lot of freedom when it comes to mix ’n matching. When people sell things in bulk, this is much easier.
You can add a scarf, change your shoes, add a jacket, add fancy jewelry, change your hair, or substitute anything else to mix and match.