Thrifted: A Guide

I know I’m always posting about my favorite vintage Levis or the best new top I got for $5 at a vintage store, but if any of you are wondering how I’ve come to hoard these pieces, this post is for you!

There are few things quite as intimidating as a thrift store with piles (not neat stacks, piles!) of garments from floor to ceiling. Sometimes it’s even too much for me and I run to the next block to find some dollar pizza before I can manage to trek on.

Sometimes the only thing that really keeps me going is a gut feeling that tells that if I dig past just one more Forever 21 reject, I’ll be united with a vintage Chanel that is ridiculously underpriced.

If you’d like to follow my journeys live, follow me on instagram where I post my adventures live on my story! In these few pictures I’m running around Brooklyn and the East Village.

These are a few of the photos you can hopefully use as a guide to help you find some amazing pieces!

1. Wear something comfy! There’s nothing worse than taking off and putting back on an obnoxious outfit a million times.

Thrift Shop Dressing

Top and Jeans: Vintage Levis Shoes: Converse

 

2. Try on so much stuff! If something catches your eye, just try it on. You came here to shop, right???

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Buffalo Exchange had terrible hanging options so it was impossible to get a good picture of what I tried on. But look how ugly those shorts are! Still tried them on. Not. Cute.

 

3. Ask for advice!

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I’ve been reaching out to my Instagram followers to see how they feel about things. Ultimately you’re the judge and you should go with what feels best!

Stamina is key in a good thrifting experience! Go out ready to hunt and if you start to feel overwhelmed, just think about the envy you feel when someone else has a perfectly thrifted bag. Do you have any tips for a successful thrift trip? Let me know!

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