I fell in love with thrifting while I was in college and haven’t looked back since.
Thrifting over the years has allowed me to explore various styles of fashion and simply have fun with clothing at an inexpensive price.
I have found absolute classics from an Oscar De La Renta 100% silk blouse to vintage embroidered blazers. And honestly, the way the fast fashion industry is these days, sometimes I feel the quality of vintage clothing items are much more well-made than some trendy pieces that won’t last you after two washes.
With that being said, let’s dive into the
5 cardinal rules
I use to get the best out of my thrift visits.
#1: GRAB NOW. DECIDE LATER.
I put that in all caps for a reason lol. If you’re interested in something, put it in your cart and make the final decision later. The WORST feeling is seeing someone with something you saw first in their cart. Grab now. Decide later.
#2: Make a Plan.
Thrifting without a plan is like going grocery shopping on an empty stomach. (We’ve all been there!)
Have an idea of what you’re going to look for, i.e., a red blazer, a black belt, rain boots. A plan will help keep you focused and on track.
#3: Make Room.
Before bringing in new items, peruse your closet to see what you can release first. Yes, we love fashion, but we also love a clean space without clutter. So, out with the old and in with the pre-loved new:)
#4: Dress properly.
It takes time to seek out those treasures when thrifting. Wear comfortable shoes. If you’re shopping for clothes, have something you can easily slip on and off or wear clothing you can slip things over if the dressing rooms are occupied.
After you’ve bought and brought those good finds home, properly sanitize, wash, or dry clean your items.
There you have it, folks. Those are my 5 cardinal rules to thrifting like a pro. Let me know how your next thrifting visit goes.
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