I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I’m excited to tell you about my weekend and to give some tips about thrift store shopping. This weekend the Goodwill’s in Fort Wayne had a Beat the Heat 50% sale. In the future I hope to know beforehand so I can announce that to everyone. I found some great stuff, however, most of it was fall clothing so I will have to wait to show you the outfits I come up with.
Tip #1: Patience will take you far in the thrifting world.
One of the most important things about thrift store shopping is if you want to truly find your treasures you have to go when you have time and patience. I don’t go very often with friends/family because I have an extreme amount of patience, which I get from my Father, and I could seriously be in a Goodwill or Salvation Army for hours. Another thing to have patience with is, it may take several times of going out and looking through clothes before you find that golden item. There are weeks that I will go to a thrift store on my way home from work maybe 2 times a week and not find a single item.
Tip #2: Creativity will only strengthen your success
I like to research outfits before I go. I look through people’s facebook pictures, I’ll find a magazine and just flip through it. I research before I go, because then I have a starting point. An example: I have been searching for a navy blue (Nautical) jacket to pair with a white pair of shorts and a red and white striped shirt, well guess what? It took me probably 2 months before I found a navy blue jacket. My point is that jump out of the box and when you look at a shirt that you “might” like, think about what you could pair it with to help boost that creative side that lives in the back of your eyes and the front of your brain.
Thanks for reading!