As much fun as it is to sew, sometimes it’s really nice to have an already made outfit! When I’ve got a bit of a shopping bug I usually go out and hit the thrift shops.
Thrifting has made a huge resurgence lately, and the second hand market has really taken off. In the past buying second hand goods from thrift stores and charity shops was somewhat looked down upon by fashionistas, but with the growing popularity of vintage clothing you’ll find more and more style and budget conscious gals hitting these little treasure troves of second hand goods at low prices.
I personally love thrifting because I can buy good quality cute clothes within my budget, and with the vintage style clothing being so popular for the last few years in ready to wear, you can find some great deals on clothing that can fit into the vintage aesthetic. Sometimes you strike out, and thrifting isn’t for everyone, but if you’re diligent and willing to have a bit of a hunt you can find some great clothes.
My recent find that I’m absolutely ecstatic about is the outfit above. The shirt is a silk/cotton blend with a cute woven in polka dot and was made by Banana Republic. I find a lot of the clothes I love and wear the most that I’ve thrifted were made by that company. The skirt I nearly died when I found- it’s by the high-end designer Chloé, and was made in France from a pretty brown linen with fun topstitching details. Each piece set me back a whopping $5 at the local Goodwill. A $10 vintage inspired outfit, and one a designer piece! Sweet!
I love that the skirt has serious “swish” factor!
Casey of Elegant Musings did a fun video a while back on thrifting tips and tricks. Check it out here if you’re interested in getting into thrifting!