Follow by Email

This Trick Will Help You Try Every Trend Without Breaking The Bank

If you're anything like me, odds are you love trying almost every and any trend that comes about. But let's be real when you have a strict budget to stick to, buying every new trend can get expensive, even if you do stick to budget-friendly fast fashion stores.

So, what is a fashion-obsessed person to do? You, my fashion lover, take your happy booty to your nearest thrift store — with some inspiration of course — and pick out the latest and greatest rags for a fraction of the price.

I'm well aware of the fact that thrifting is not for everyone, and can be a bit overwhelming, so I've laid out some tips below on how to make the process a bit smoother.

Have Some Inspiration Before You Go

If you aren't a seasoned thrifter, going to a second-hand shop can be really overwhelming (especially if you're going to a bigger store like GoodWill). Before you go on your quest, make sure you have some inspo on the items you're looking for. 

Personally, I love using Instagram's photo saving feature where I have a fashion inspo folder. In that folder, I typically save outfits I'm inspired by which really helps me when I go thrifting. Another really good tool is Pinterest, where you pin your favorite looks and OOTDs. 

With your fashion inspiration at hand, you'll have a better idea of what you're looking for and what sections of the store you should stick to. 

Dress Comfortably

This one is kind of obvious but it's still worth mentioning. Before you go thrifting, make sure you have a really comfy outfit — and really comfortable shoes — because you never know how long the process will take. 

I like to thrift in workout clothes because aside from thrifting being a workout, athleisure is typically thin and lightweight, which makes it easier when you want to try things on quickly over what you're wearing. I love finding jackets and blazers at the thrift store, and going in lightweight clothing really makes things easier. 

Have An Open Mind

You may sift through the racks at your local thrift store and just see a lot of CRAP but that typically happens to those who go into it with a closed mind. Be open to the different fashion opportunities at the thrift store. 

The best part is, if you don't like the hardware on a certain jacket, you can easily just change it when you get home. Or if you find a pair of palazzos that are too big, you can just get them tailored. After all, you're spending so little money on these items, to begin with, that making changes to them will not break the bank!

Don't Be Afraid To Haggle

Thrift store employees get tons of second-hand items on the daily basis, that's usually why they have specials on certain items every day. If you find an item that's slightly damaged, or seems a tad bit overpriced, don't be afraid to ask the person ringing-you-up, for a discount. 

The worst that they can say is no!

Happy thrifting my people.

No comments