Thrifting Tips to Know Before You Go

Thrifting has been my jam for years. It’s like a fashion treasure hunt! Sure, it takes time and patience but when you find those amazing pots of fashion gold, it’s so worth it.

Check out some of my recently worn thrift store finds that I’ve collected over the years:

Feeling inspired yet? Here are a few tips that you can use to make the most out of your thrift store trip:

Shop in Affluent Areas

If you really want to secure name brand and high-quality thrift pieces, branch out to thrift stores in affluent areas. Think about the times you’ve ever donated clothes to Goodwill. More than likely it was to one near or around your neighborhood. Well, the wealthy do the same thing so venture out and get those gems.

Don’t Pay Attention to the Numbers

Listen, size ain’t nothing but a number when thrifting. In fact, I don’t even pay attention to sizes while shopping. This is especially true when it comes to finding jeans and pants. If they look even remotely close to fitting, I usually throw them in my cart and try them on in the dressing room. Which is why it’s important to…

Try Everything On

And I mean everything. Trying on each item is important because you can actually see how they fall on your body and can visualize how they may work in your wardrobe. If you’re a germaphobe, wear fitted clothes like leggings and a t-shirt or tank top when shopping. This will allow you to try the items on over your clothing.

Don’t Forget the Men’s Section

Oversized, Boyfriend and Dad-fit clothing are super hot right now. Instead of paying retail for these items at fast-fashion chains like Zara and H&M, head to the men’s section of your local thrift store first. Then, thank me later!

— Stylishly, Britt

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