If you are familiar with my original post, Thrift Store Shopping Tips, then you will be familiar with the tips and tricks I shared with you all earlier this summer! But, as my love for thrift heightened over the season I have a few more tips to share with you. If you are ready to master the art of thrifting, or at least wanting to feel comfortable stepping inside of one, then hop on over to the next page for more!
1. Shop Trends at Thrift Stores... First
Trends come and go, so why spend a bookoo amount of money on them? Once I decide to embrace a trend, I take a trip to my local thrift store! Honestly, you never know who is dropping off what ... especially if your thrift store is in an affluent or urban area. Remember, remain calm and carefree when digging through hoards of clothes!
2. Clothes Hangers Ain't Loyal!
My close friend, who I call my sister, SheRea of My Thrifted Closet has taught me the importance of this! Let me share this now ... I absolutely HATE trying on clothes but when thrifting, it is a must! If you do not take heed to any of my thrift store shopping tips, this one is MUST!
3. Be Optimistic!
There are times when I walk into a thrift store and feel like crap when I don't find what I am looking for, but these are the times when I challenge myself and think optimistic thoughts! Learning how to see the bigger picture when thrifting is crucial. Thrifted pieces will not always look cute when you purchase them, but learning how to revamp and DIY a thrifted piece is important! Do not be afraid to search Pinterest or YouTube to find some style or trend inspiration.
4. Write A Wish List
Okay, this tip may be both a good and bad thing! Writing a wish list is great to have on hand when you go shopping just so you have an idea what you want! On the other hand, having a wish list can limit your vision. To find that happy medium, always be open to finding things that aren't on your list.
5. Bring A Trusted Friend Along
Whether you are a newbie or a thrifting vet, it is always great to bring along a friend to give you honest opinions about your pieces! Besides, what are great friends for?
6. Go To The Salvation Army
Sometimes when we see the words "thrift" or "thrift store" we instantly think of Goodwill. Trust me, for years all I could see was Goodwill and no other thrift store. Thank goodness for my bestie, I have fell in love with the Salvation Army! Let's be clear, Salvation Army may remind you of your grandma's basement (at times) but there are hidden gems ALL OVER the store. To maximize on the time you may spend inside one, set aside at least two-three hours where you can sift through the clothing racks and shelves. If you want to master thrift, I encourage you to shop here at least once.
7. Shop on Deal Days
If you are in an area where your local thrift store has a percentage off on a special holiday weekend or massive clearance sale, then its time to get up and go! Even though thrifting is fairly inexpensive, I still love seeing a $5 vintage blouse go on sale for a $1. Trust me, you will thank me later for this tip.