As you know, I have recently become a fan of thrift shopping. It's just fabulous! Here are some of the many many reasons why:
♥ You can find noble materials at an accessible price! In this outfit, the skirt is suede and the top is a blend containing merino wool. Two fabrics that would come at a premium price tag in a regular store (and I got both for less than 10$)!
♥ It unleashes your style creativity. When you walk into a regular store, already styled outfits are proposed on mannequins. You see them, your friends see them, your work colleagues see them, the whole town sees them. And you all end up looking a little too similar for your tastes. At the thrift store: no kind of merchandising is trying to influence your purchase, so you get to create a unique style just for you that no one else will be wearing!
♥ It's ecological! Thrifting is actually recycling (oooooooh!!!) and you are not putting a new item on the market (which would most likely be put together in another country and then flown all the way to the store in way to much plastic wrapping). Aka: it reduces it's foot print. Be green, be good, be glam! (I'm quoting my friend Elisabeth on this one).
♥ Your clothes have a history. They were part of other people's lives, went on adventures with them, were worn on special times and might have traveled all over the world. I love that! Of course you should wash all garments before wearing (which I would advise even if you buy new garments in a regular store though...). It they are a delicate materials, befriend your closest dry cleaner.
♥ You can dare something new without breaking the bank. You can dare try something bold when it only costs you 5$. It might be fabulous and start a trend amongst your friends (you know it!). Or it might not be exactly right for you, but then at least you got creative (which is always good), looked beyond your own perspective and it only cost you 5$. (You only need to buy a 200$ extravagant garment that doesn't work for you once to learn this one, trust me!)
Needless to say: this rainy day outfit is mostly thrifted (except the tights and bangles) and I love it! Now if only Summer could stick around my hood a little longer and I didn't have to wear merino wool in August...
If you are a new thrifter you should check out these useful tips !
Have magical day everyone!
Skirt & rain boots: vintage, thrifted