Being a student on a not so splurge-friendly budget entitles that you do some savvy fashion shopping. Although stores like H&M, Forever21 and Charlotte Russe have some great sales, sometimes there is no sale like a thrifted sale!
This past week I visited my local ‘Goodwill’ and found some great items to incorporate into my wardrobe for Fall.
Now, I know what you’re thinking… “How is a thrift store hand me down supposed to meet the latest fashion trends? Isn’t that the point? …It’s out of style, so its out of my closet?”
You’d be surprised what you can find at a thrift store that is “in” this season.
-People that donate good quality clothes, probably wore the items once or twice; if that.
-Most people that go to thrift stores most likely aren’t looking for the latest designer duds; unfortunately they actually need inexpensive clothes because they are less fortunate
-The last thing most people look at is the label when thrift shopping. You should generally follow this rule too.
You know the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover“? We’ll in this case “don’t judge a thrifted item by it’s label“. Chances are, no one is peeking at your tag when complementing your fab outfit. If they try to, just say: “it’s vintage“. This might be followed by a strange glare and probably a lot of jealousy because they can’t get their hands on something identical to it.
-When thrift shopping, remain open minded! Think about the accessories that can make the outfit, like a belt, scarf or even a great necklace. Also think about what you have in your closet currently and try to match the thrifted item with an existing item.
-One last thing to keep in mind: Too big? It can be taken in. Minor stain or rip? Ever heard of detergent and a sewing kit?
On that note… Thrift On!