Hey Ladies! I’m back with another Whole Fit From The Thrift! Ok, so…anyone who thrifts knows that it can be tiring and takes a LOT of patience. But if you love it as much as I do, in the end, it’s all worth it. A few weeks ago...I went thrifting at my favorite store, but after hitting a few aisles I was already tired and just wasn’t feeling it. It was a Saturday and all I wanted to do was go home, get in bed and watch Netflix. I decided to hit one more aisle before leaving out, and ended up finding this long sleeve fuchsia dress with cute pleats, a cinched in waist AND in my size! Best of all it was on sale for $2.47!!! I ended up wearing it to church to get my praise and worship on :) I kept it simple and paired it with some nude heels, a gold watch and thin hoop earrings. I LOVE when I find deals like this and encourage you all to try thrifting out if you haven’t already. Here are my top 10 thrifting tips. Please feel free to add to the list, I’ll take all the tips I could get :)
1. When you find a thrift store, ask if they have sales. – a lot of thrift stores have weekly, bi-weekly or monthly sales that could save you even more.
2. Be patient – A lot of people don’t like to thrift because they go in and the first couple things they see they don’t like and they give up. Keep digging…keep looking and you’ll find gold.
3. Wear comfortable shoes – Nothing will make you leave a store faster, than your feet hurting.
4. Clothing – wear clothing that makes it easy for you to try clothes on, on top of. A lot of thrift stores don’t have dressing rooms so I wear thin camisole’s, tights, etc. To make it easy to slide clothes on top of.
5. Check – Always check for stains, holes, broken zippers, etc. You don’t want to get home and find out that your favorite find is damaged.
6. Cash money – Don’t forget to bring the cash. Some thrift stores allow you to use debit and credit but a lot of stores only accept cash. So bring some green just in case.
7. Visit – visit different thrift stores in different areas of town. I need to use this tip myself…I get so used to going to the same store…but don’t limit yourself. Search for new ones. So many places have great pieces.
8. Limit – Try a thrifting limit. I usually take $20-25 with me. It is easy to go overboard in the thrift store…I have left with BAGS and BAGS of stuff that I didn’t need and didn’t have room for. So find your limit and stick with it.
9. Take a friend – taking a friend with you could make your experience much more fun and make the searching period more bearable…lol.
10. Imagine – While picking pieces, imagine your closet at home and how you style what you already have with your newly thrifted threads.
And that’s it! Hope this helps ladies! Happy thrifting and much love…