There is no doubt that secondhand shopping fuels my creative juices when it comes to my personal style.
Thrifted Eclectic Style
My thrifted eclectic style is a direct result of the unique and diverse pieces I’ve found shopping secondhand.
I don’t shop with a list or an idea of what I want when I’m thrifting. Keeping an open mind helps expand my options. Expert thrifters have highly creative imaginations. Thrift stores are packed with endless style opportunities if we free our minds.
This outfit has some higher end pieces, a silk Tory Burch bug blouse and a velvet Anthropologie skirt.
When I stumble upon such sweet pieces my heart skips a couple of beats.
I make sure to stifle any squeals of delight under my breath though.
I don’t want to inform my
competition fellow shoppers of the treasures I’ve just discovered. People have been known to casually “lift” items out of other shopper’s carts.
The world of thrifting can be cut-throat as I mentioned in this Thrift Fighting post but it is worth it. Once you fall in love with secondhand shopping regular retail shopping loses its appeal. As an added bonus secondhand shopping is one way of reducing your carbon footprint and helping the environment. Winning!
The silk neck tie I’m wearing was found in the menswear section.
It is a bow tie but works perfectly as a pussy bow with my blouse.
Even quality belts like the one I’m wearing here can be found when shopping in thrift stores.
If you’re a secondhand shopper, do you take a list to shop? Or do you allow the selection available help you expand your horizons and mix up your personal style?
If you don’t shop secondhand what is holding you back?