I love love love thrift shopping. Thrift stores give us this nice opportunity to add some really cool and unique pieces to our wardrobes without spending tons of money (I mean, I’m a cheap person and also a broke student, so that’s that). Plus, thrifting is a great choice if you want to explore diverse styles or you wish to create yourself a wardrobe that’s actually one of a kind. Also, I’ve recently learned that fashion industry (especially fast fashion) is one of the leaders in terms of environmental damage (!!!), so by thrifting we’re simultaneously recycling and helping the planet.
And yeah, thrift shopping can be a little bit hard sometimes, so here are some of my tips on thrifting:
- First of all, I feel like you have to be in the right mood. And if you’re in the right mood, then I don’t know, maybe eat a nice meal, and let’s go treasure hunting!
But before actually going, I suggest looking up for the inspiration. It helps you to keep an open mind (which is super important while thrifting) while also guiding you in the right directions. If that makes sense. I always go either on Pinterest or Tumblr and search for outfits from my favorite fashion bloggers, celebrities, youtubers and etc. that in my opinion have great styles, and I kinda try to spot things that I’d love to have in my own wardrobe.
Here’s a little list of fashionistas that never cease to inspire me: Luanna from le-happy.com, Karen Yeung, Sammi Quinn, Geordie Gray, ToThe9s, TheLineUp, Arden Rose, Pam.
- And when you’re finally at a thrift store – look through everything! Every single piece, really. I mean, when it comes to thrifting you never really know. Screw first impressions.
- Also, check every section! No matter what your gender is. I’ve noticed that the best t-shirts and sweaters are always in the men’s section.
- Another thing that helps me personally is listening to music. It’s super relaxing and you can concentrate on the clothes better.
- If you’re not very sure about a clothing piece – try it on. Even if you think that you’re probably not gonna like it. Still. You can be surprised.
- And before buying stuff, think if you’re REALLY gonna wear it. I feel like it’s so much easier to make a decision to buy certain clothes at a thrift store, because everything is so much cheaper here than in regular stores, and for that reason you can end up with pieces that you’re not actually gonna wear later. I don’t know, it happens to me from time to time. So, I guess you have to be open minded but at the same time a little critical.
If you have more tips, leave them in the comments!
Also, here’s a little summery outfit that for some reason reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. And it’s pretty much all thrifted.
Dress – thrifted
Choker – ZARA
Sneakers – thrifted
Bag – thrifted
Earings – from mom’s