Hi guys! I am back with another post! Today, I would like to talk about something that I enjoy doing and if, like me, you live on a budget and/or love unique fashion pieces, you might love it too! I discovered thrifting a few years ago, after I moved to the United States, and have been thrifting ever since.
While I do buy new clothes online and in stores too, I’ve found that over the years, my favorite pieces are either vintage from boutiques and family, or found in secondhand stores. The main reason is because I get to buy incredibly unique pieces that I just won’t get anywhere else! So here are a few tips I’ve learned through my few years of thrifting.
Take Your Time.
While thrift shopping is cost-effective and fun, it can also be very overwhelming for a beginner. Most secondhand stores are crowded, somewhat messy and over-stocked thus push impatient shoppers to quickly turn on their heels with horror lol You just gotta keep in mind that finding the perfect skirt or pair of pants takes time and some trying on, even at the mall. So take a deep breath and rummage through these miles of clothing slowly. Think of it as hunting for a treasure and have patience.
Wear Easily Changeable Clothes and shoes
Before you go shopping, be sure to wear something you can easily change into and out of because you will obviously try the clothes on. Wear a full dress /skirt (with black tights underneath if you’re prude lol) and a tank top with a jacket over it when you go thrifting. This way, you can try on pants or skirts easily (over the tights) and jackets and shirts (over the tank top), plus you won ‘t wait until you get into a dressing room if they have one. Most thrift stores don’t have fitting rooms so be prepared to try things on as you go.