If thrift shopping is something that you don’t normally do, I understand that it can be a little scary at first. If you’re a little hesitant about trying it the first time, start out by shopping for accessories before you try shopping for clothing. It’s easier, too, because you do not need a dressing room to try them on and they usually cost less than clothes.
One of my fave is shopping for purses in thrift stores because most of these are usually well-priced. Just make sure that all zippers and closures are working and that there are no stains on the inside. My first ever vintage piece is a bag, by the way! Check out how I got it HERE.
Next are jewelries! Yes, jewelries! You can find them on thrift stores, as well. There are cheap plastic bracelet ones, some beaded necklaces and some rhinestone earrings. You can also finding great pieces hiding underneath all the crap – all you need to do is dig!Once you get your hands on that amazing vintage earrings (like the one above), you’ll know what I mean. Found this earring sitting under a bunch of tangled beaded necklaces in one thrift store I happen to check on a random day. I’ve been using this ever since! Oh, and did I mention I bought this for a dollar? I am not even kidding!
Ahh, belts! I’m not really a belt-wearing gal (the belt above is the only belt that I have, seriously!), but when I do buy, it’s from thrift stores. Thrift stores have a surprising amount of belts ranging from a dollar to three. Again, you just have to dig in and find the good ones. Just note that it’s really hard to find a good leather one on thrift stores so don’t expect that much. If you happen to find one, though, don’t think twice and buy it right away!
Also a good find in thrift stores are shoes. Although in my opinion, they are a little more difficult to shop for, but lemme tell you right away, they are pretty worth it! When you find a pair that you like, make sure that you try both left and right and walk around in them a bit just to make sure. Most thrift stores cater to bigger sizes (I’m a size 6.5) so I literally scream out of excitement whenever I find one that fits me. Like the picture above… that’s my ever-dependable everyday slip-ons worth $7! I think it’s a bit on the pricier side but who cares, this one is cheaper than buying a new one, and still looks brand new! Plus, the fact that I rarely ran into shoes that fits me very well.
There you have it, some tips and tricks in shopping for accessories. Make sure to not bypass accessories when thrift shopping. Even if you strike out on the hunt for clothes, the right purse or heels can make a world of difference in your wardrobe arsenal (just sayin’).