In order to prepare myself for a day at a flea market, I have to have the perfectly fashionable but functional outfit. So, here are a few of my key rules on how to dress for a day at the market:
- Wear a light flowy frock. If you're a true market goer you know that you'll be at the market for at least a good half day. That means you'll be in the hot sun for multiple hours so prepare yourself with a lightweight, airy dress - one that's preferably of vintage or thrifted nature.
- Sport a cross body bag. You never know what you'll walk out with. It can range from a set of chairs to go in your living room or a bunch of random jewels. Either way you want your hands free. The last thing you want to do is lug around a heavy shoulder bag that you constantly have to adjust throughout the day while you're balancing all your flea market finds.
- Walk in sensible flat sandals. Would you ever wear heels to Disneyworld? No. Same rule applies at a flea market. You know you'll be walking around, squating down to examine unique pieces or tip toeing to reach a one of a kind necklace. Be kind to your feet and wear a realistic pair of shoes that give you flexibility and comfort.
- Protect your eyes. Being in the sun all day can take a toll on your eyes. Be sure to pack your fashionable pair of sunnies.
- Be earth friendly. If you plan to do a lot of shopping, why not tote your own bags? Sometimes these are easier to carry than a handful of plastic bags and you'll find that some vendors don't have many bags to last an entire day of business.
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