Its easy to get impatient and overwhelmed at thrift stores. Here are a few tips to make your thrifting adventures less stressful. When out thrifting Miss Winters looks for two things; fashion items and simple solid color pieces. For example fashion pieces would include the flashy and eccentric, something that really catches your eye. Simple solid colored pieces include any basics, skirts and key layering garments.
Fashion pieces are the best thrifting finds; especially vintage jewelry and handbags. Perfect to pair with simple solid colored pieces. A great skirt and blouse will forever be in fashion and will always be able to be integrated into your wardrobe. Go through every rack and shelf, you never know what could be hiding. Take your time dont rush, plan on spending an hour ahead of time.
When browsing the racks go piece by piece, check the tags of any fabric or styles that catch your eye. Check the tag for size, brand, and fabric. Never ever buy any garments that isnt your size, even if its designer and just a tad too big. The garments you plan on "getting altered " will just pile up in your closet and just take up space. Dont be blinded by the cheap price. Just because something is cheap and your getting it for a steal does not mean you should buy it. Ask yourself "will i wear this.. this week? Or in the next month?" If answered no put it back. Only purchase the items that you want to wear as soon as you get a chance.
Another key tip is to try on everything. Even if the thrift shop doesnt have a dressing room slip it on over, or hold it up in front of a mirror. Dont trust the size on the tag, every brand has a different sizing standard, so trying on garments is essential. Some thrift shops let you return clothes with tags still on, but you really dont wanna be that person. The cheap lady returning her three dollar blouse. Learn from my experience. Xo