ALL IN THE DETAILS: Thrifty and Nifty

September 21st, 2015 at 2:10am

Thrift stores are the answer to every college Fashionista’s problems; inexpensive and filled with one-of-a-kind clothing items, they are the perfect place to shop for pieces to add character to any outfit.

Adding an item from a thrift store is one of the easiest ways to take an outfit to the next level without sacrificing comfort. Whether it’s an oversize shirt, extra-long sweater or a worn in flannel, the finds at a secondhand shop are an exciting addition to your wardrobe, and most of them are under $10 dollars (or even frequently under five dollars).

This Fashionista is wearing cuffed pants, Birkenstock sandals and an oversized button-up shirt she purchased from a local Goodwill. The shirt’s unique and exciting pattern is the clear focal point of her outfit. In addition to showing off her personal style, it’s also extremely comfortable. She accessorized with stacks of bohemian and personal bracelets, and tops off the outfit with unique frames.

Shirts are not the only or even the best purchase at secondhand stores. There are always interesting options for dresses and skirts, and students can find amazing accessories such as jewelry or even footwear. Another tip is to not limit yourself to clothing intended for your gender—a thrift store is a great place to try out clothing regardless of what rack it’s on because you’re supposed to experiment with new shapes and patterns while they are so inexpensive!

How To: Next time you are looking for a cozy outfit for a day of studying, toss on your comfiest jeans but ditch your go-to hoodie and match them with a fun and cozy secondhand shirt or sweater instead!