How to Achieve the Best Vintage Looks From Thrift Store Finds

June 15th, 2017 at 2:00am

Everybody loves having a little bit of vintage in their closet. But instead of spending $60 on a pair of fancy jeans, wouldn’t you rather buy a pair for $10 or less? I know I would! It’s easier than you think to add these pieces to your wardrobe and at a cheaper price.

Thrift shopping has become so popular over the past couple of years and it is continuing to rise. All you need to have is a good eye and some spare time. But, where do you start and how do you find thrift shops in your area? The best place to start is your local Salvation Army. Yes, I said it, Salvation Army. It is extremely cheap and you can tailor your vintage closet to your own style! The items you find at thrift shops like this one are one of a kind because most of the time, they are super old. But, this is what makes them perfect to complete your look!

Now you may think that you are limited to what you can and can’t get from thrift shops, but this is certainly false. Depending on where you are shopping, these types of stores can carry anything from oversize denim jackets, mom jeans, and velvet skirts to vintage blouses and rock band T-shirts. Bigger thrift shops will carry items like shoes, hats, bandanas, jewelry, and other statement pieces as well.

Now, how do you put your thrifted outfit together? It’s easy because it’s all about the look you are trying to achieve! If you are feeling super ’90s one day, the look you are trying to pull off will most likely be basic. A pair of mom jeans and a cropped T-shirt will be perfect. Adding an accessory like a bulky, black belt will complete the look.

If you are trying to go for a cool, funky ’70s style, you may want to search for a high-waisted plaid skirt and match it with a colored sweater. Finish the look with a flat or heeled shoe.

Being able to put together your own one-of-a-kind look and styling it yourself is what makes thrift shopping so enjoyable. But, the absolute best part about it is walking out of the store with 10 pieces and only spending $25. There is no better feeling!

Have you ever been thrift shopping? Let us know in the comments below!