Let’s get thrifty friends because as college students we are always trying to save money, but as Fashionistas our goal is to create outfits that people wish they were wearing. So instead of going to the mall this weekend for your back to school shopping trip, try stopping by the thrift store first. Take your time to look around, watch out for patterns and colors that catch your eye. Don’t be afraid to buy items that make you think of your grandma because you can always make them work for your style. Here are some ways I am saving money, and styling my thrift store finds!
You know those pictures in the family photo book of your mom in those shorts that are high-waisted and a little too long? Well, the shorts isle is full of those and you shouldn’t be afraid to snatch them up. Roll them up, or keep them down, it’s almost like magic shorts, they can be as long or as short as you want!
Not Your Grandma’s Shirt
Hawaiian shirts, dad shirts, sweater cropped shirts. These are all shirts that probably remind you of that guest bedroom closet in your grandparent’s house. But, just like the shorts, you can take the shirts and create a masterpiece. Choose the solid colors so you can pair them with patterned bottoms, or grab the fun colorful shirts and pair them with jean cut-offs. The options are endless and so is your beauty!
One more tip for your new closet. Jeans are all over thrift stores and they always vary by brands and washes. Grab a pair that you like, take them home, and tear them apart. Pull, rip, cut, create!
Now that I’ve shown you how I have been styling my thrift store finds, it’s your turn. I have a challenge for you. Take $20 out of your wallet and go see what you can find at your local thrift store.
Create an outfit and don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista so we can see your masterpiece. Good luck and have fun!