Thrift Shop Fashion Haul
We Say Charity Shop, you may say Thrift Shop!
I absolutely love going to thrift shops, well in Britain we call them Charity Shops mainly.
Don’t turn your nose up!
Some people may turn their nose up at the thought of buying second-hand clothes, and I respect that.
However, please before you snub the idea of Thrift shop fashion please take a little look at the hidden gems I have found this week.
Why is it important to shop around?
Thrift/Charity shops are great for people struggling to make ends meet, but they are also so much fun for anyone. Even if I had hundreds of pounds to spend on an outfit, I could probably find an outfit that looks just as good for under a tenner!
What did I first think, of Thrift Shop Fashion?
I must admit when I first got into shopping in Thrift shops, I struggled with hygiene issues and I was probably a bit of a snob to be honest and worried someone may see me leaving the shops.
Now I leave the shops with my head held high, excited with my new finds. Thrift or Charity shops are not the only place to find hidden treasures.
Carboot sales and second hand market days can be even better value than Charity shops.
So, What have I found this week?
This week I have found some little beauties, as you can probably tell I am very pleased with my finds.
My New Dress!
Look at this Oasis dress I found in my local St Gemmas Charity/thrift shop for only £3.99. This dress in Oasis would normally cost between £40 and £50.
This is the sort of dress that could be dressed up or down. It is in immaculate condition too, infact I don’t even think it’s been worn, which is a real bonus.
My Stylish New Heels
These leopard print heels cost me £4.00 from a local Market that runs second hand days. These shoes were originally from Dorothy Perkins and would have probably cost between £30 and £40. These are so stunning on and really easy to walk in. I could really dress up a plain black outfit with these, I think a pair of skinny black jeans and a vest top would look great with these beauties!
My New Denim Jacket
My final find was this cute denim jacket, Not in the best condition, but to be honest, this makes it more appealing to me.I really like the fact it has been worn this just adds character to the jacket in my eyes.
I paid 20p for this from a local Car boot sale, It is actually a teenage denim jacket from Tammy Girl. It is exactly the style of jacket I was looking for to wear with the sleeves turned up to wear over a maxi dress this summer.
The Total Cost for my Thrift Shop Fashion Hall
Altogether I paid £8.19 for clothes that from the original shops would cost me at least £100 proving that finding good quality clothing can be easy and a lot more fun than just going to the high street shops, oh and as you see much less expensive too.
Talk to me!
Have a go & see what you can find, If you do have a go, make sure to show us your Thrift shop fashion!
If you already have the bug of this cheaper way to get some really stylish clothes, share your best findings in the comment box below. You can even e-mail me your images at Rachel19784@gmail.com and I will include them in the next post.