Most of my current wardrobe is either thrifted or vintage/specialty. Not only does it fit my style very well, but it allows me to make a difference in other ways. I remember feeling sort of bad about myself because I scoured sales racks and thrift stores, but as I have grown up, I have realized that it has made my style grow into something so cool! I hope that I can show people that just because it’s cheaper, it does not mean that it isn’t cool.
First of all, it’s extremely affordable.
Most of the jeans and shorts that I wear on a daily basis are in the price range of $3 to $25. I know my style, I know what fits me best, and I know what to look for when it comes to brands. I feel like when it comes to you guys, you know a lot more about this than you think.
Think of all the jeans that you wear. Do you like Levi’s? J-Crew? Hollister? Or American Eagle? How about just 90s jeans? If you answered yes to any of the above, you can most definitely find these sorts of brands and/or styles in vintage/thrift stores for over half the price of what they actually costed.
Also, yes I am 100% sure that I have seen ALL of these brands on shelves where I go to shop. For usually less than $20.
It helps reduce waste.
Think of how many clothes people go through a year. A lot of clothes, believe it or not, end up in landfills. Most of the time, they are not biodegradable either. Finding something that you can give a second chance, whether it is a picture frame or a cool t shirt, will actually help the environment a little.
It’s SO unique!
Real question: what are the odds of someone having the same item of clothing as you if you got it from a thrift or vintage store? I would say little to none, if you would ask me.
If you want something that inspired a trend (example: high waisted mom jeans), why not go for the original thing? Some stores will sell these for $70-$150, but finding an original pair of 90s Tommy Hilfiger mom jeans for $20? Worth all the work, and it’s super unique to you! Think of all of the statement pieces you could find!
It really develops your style.
You get to see what you actually like and what will push your style. I remember a time when I used to never like wearing jean jackets. I thought they made me look bulky and weird. Now? I am totally in love with wearing them!
I got my first jean jacket at a market of sorts. I put my own rips and tears into it and made it my own. I remember finding shirts at vintage stores that I thought were MADE to look good under denim, and getting them just because I knew they would fit the style I was after.
Finding pieces that look great together really encourages you to stretch your style and make it your own.
I would like to say that I love thrifting and everything that goes around with it. If you don’t thrift, that’s okay too! I just want to encourage people to be themselves and to be able to get creative with their style!
I hope you guys liked this post! Comment down below if you agree or disagree with me!