For the past year I’ve been absolutely infatuated with all things thrifted. What started out as me just browsing while I happened to be in a thrift store, turned into an all out love affair. I find that thrifting clothes can be almost therapeutic at times because you’re browsing through clothes that have a story and a past. You’re not just buying a piece of clothing, you’re adding to its story.
To those who’ve never thrifted or are too afraid to try it, I urge you to either suck it up or get off your damn high horse because there’s nothing mediocre about thrifting. Sometimes I’ll come across a piece and envision myself or my best friend wearing it and it completely changes whatever mood I’m in. Another tip for those starting out, bring a friend! Sometimes thrift stores can be a little run down and sketchy but that only makes the experience better. But if you insist, bringing a friend is always a good idea because I know from experience that when my best friend and I are thrifting together, there’s an endless amount of surprises in store. One last tip would be to be open minded as hell! You can’t be picky with thrifted clothes, after all they are secondhand clothes, but just be patient and give the piece a try before you toss it. Do not ever second guess a piece on a stain or a rip because you may just be missing out on the piece of a lifetime. I hope these tips will encourage someone to take on the amazing activity that is thrifting! Enjoy some of my favorite thrifted pieces and finds below and stay fab!
I thrifted these metallic docs in Durango a few months back and I’m so so happy that I did because they’re the perfect statement shoe.
These Levis 560’s were actually purchased at a yard sale, but they’re still one of my most prized finds.
Quite possibly my favorite find ever is my perfect condition Levis 501’s in one size higher than mine, but I mean come on, they’re 501’s.
This crewneck is my lifeline currently. I cropped it to give it a modern edge and to obviously stir up some conversation between the conservatives in my town.
This zip up sweater (which was $1) has been such a lifesaver on days when I’m wearing something I deem to simple. I’ll grab it and it’ll completely transform my entire look.
This vintage Yves Saint Laurent button up was actually my first thrifted find and holds a special place in my heart because of that. It’s one of the softest things I’ve ever put on my body and it was $2 YSL, only a fool would pass that up.
This graphic tee has completely changed my outlook on fashion. I bought it because it was $1 and because it reminded me of something my fashion icon Bella Hadid would wear, so I had to!