I absolutely LOVE when people ask me where I get things and I'm able to say, "I got it at a thrift store". It's moments like those when I can prove that it's not so taboo to be rummaging through secondhand goods because you can find things and make it your own. 90% of the time I buy something at a thrift store I never wear it as is. It usually requires a little snip here, a little hem there, or a lot of alterations all together. Regardless, I'm always proud to tell people that I got things at a thrift store because not only does it change their opinion about where to shop for clothes, but I can also brag that the item cost me less than a burrito bowl at Chipotle.
As I was thrifting with some friends the other day we all came to the conclusion that it was the best way to shop for trends. I personally thrift because I love finding unique pieces that aren't mass produced and I run less of a risk that someone at work is wearing the same thing. Although I do love supporting retailers (maybe too often), thrifting is the best way for me try trends and styles without breaking the bank. It's a lot easier for me to feel less guilty about only wearing this pair of red Levi's cut offs once when I only paid $2 and lost about 10 minutes out of my day to cut them.
I started thrifting when I lived in LA and was inspired by an old co-worker of mine who always came to work in the best dresses. She was someone I would have never assumed to be a thrifter, but alas I was proven wrong. She motivated me to be more adventurous in where I shopped and really showed me the ropes. I strongly believe that the world of blogging has helped to make thrifting more mainstream and I'm so glad that someone was able to teach me my ways.
|Has your opinion of thrifting changed throughout the years? What encouraged you to start?|