Get Thrifty

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You walk through the shiny front doors of a thrift shop in hopes of discovering a cute tank top, but once you step foot inside you are met with racks and racks of scratchy-looking knit sweaters that your grandma might wear to Christmas dinner. While it might be intimidating at first, the reward of thrift shopping exceedingly outweighs the initial discomfort. In a sea of distressed jean shorts, graphic tees and all-white shoes, it’s easy to go the simple route and stay within the confines of the current trends. The answer to your wardrobe dilemma? Thrifting.

Thrift shopping is not only fun, but rocking thrift store attire propels you out of the norm and into a more unique realm of style. If you take the time to uncover those precious gems, you’ll realize nothing beats the feeling of finally finding that perfect piece – and knowing you’ll be the only one wearing it.

Learning how to sift through the mess to find your piece of treasure isn’t an easy task. Lucky for you, we’re about to reveal the tricks to master thrifting.

Practice makes perfect:

There’s a learning curve to thrifting. The more you do it, the more you understand the layout and easygoing vibe of the sacred garment halls. You’ll get the hang of sorting in the right places without getting lost in all of its magnificence.

Keep your eyes peeled:

With dozens of racks of clothes surrounding you it’s easy for your prize to get hidden; make sure to pay respects to each rack and to use a keen eye. If you spot anything colorful or sparkly, you better take a look.

Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it:

This is your opportunity to broaden your horizons! Just because something you find isn’t normally your go-to style or pattern doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a shot.

Stick with it:

The key to thrifting is patience and determination. Without it, you won’t strike gold. You should  spend at least five minutes looking at a single rack because if you look hard enough, you might just find the most dazzling pair of pants you have ever seen. The best part? You know you won’t be seeing them on four other girls when you sport them on Monday.