Are you tired of “What I wear thrifting” looks? (Check out the first two!) I swear there’s a reason behind them! Firstly, I’m trying to promote how important it is to weave shopping secondhand into your routine. Secondly, if you do decide to go thrifting, what you wear while you do it, is important! A lot of times there isn’t a dressing room, so what happens when you don’t have a room to get naked in? You thank god you wore layers. This dress is my favorite thing to thrift in. It’s comfortable, lightweight, and easy to slip things under and over, while still getting a good idea of how it’ll fit without the extra fabric.
And of course, if you’re going to do a dress, pulling bottoms underneath it is much more comfortable in public, when you have leggings on. Then you’re not showing your ass and/or underwear to everyone, when the dress goes up. You could also do tights, especially on hot days.
But my biggest tips? First, slip-off shoes. These Leila Stone boots are so easy to get on and off, and I don’t even have to unzip the zipper to do that, so that makes these perfect for chillier days when I’m thrifting. And please wear some kind of sock, or bring some with you. Even if you aren’t comfortable getting secondhand shoes, trying on pants and shorts is infinitely easier when you can slip your shoes off, and not have bare feet on the not-so-squeaky-clean floor.
And the second thing? A small bag, preferably a crossbody, for one reason: if you’ve ever shopped for a few hours (and that’s how long it will take you to go through the whole store), a big ol’ day bag gets HEAVY. I know my shoulders start hurting in minutes when I carry my big bag, and I get frustrated when I can’t use both hands to push through the cram-packed racks. So for this trip of mine, I opted for one of my vintage metal mesh bags. Really, I just like how this one feels, but any small bag would do. You could even use a small backpack!
Now tell me:
Are you interested in a Thrift With Me video/post, and some shopping tips?
aviator sunglasses: Steve Madden
jersey dress: thrifted
metal mesh purse: vintage
ankle boots: Leila Stone via Shoedazzle
Get your shoppin’ butt in gear!