Guest post from Liz
There are some things I will spend good money on, and then there are other things I refuse to pay any more than $50 for.
In my opinion, shoes are important. They can make an outfit pop and you have to walk in them all day, so they have to be comfortable and durable. For those reasons, I will pay a good $50-$100 on shoes. T-shirts, on the other hand, I will refuse to pay $60 for a t-shirt just because of the trendy name brand. You can always find a new treasure at thrift stores.
Below are four things you should always (at least in my opinion) buy at thrift stores:
1. Jean shorts
Every year there are new trends that come out, but the cut-off jean shorts look seems to never get old. The way I see it,why pay anywhere from $35 to $50 on a pair of shorts that looks like you hacked them yourself?
I would much rather buy a pair of $7 jeans and actually do the hacking myself! This way you can cut them as short or as long as you want since not everyone has the same length legs!
People are really into the “vintage” look now a day. What better place to get “vintage” then a thrift shop. Paying $30 for a “vintage” looking or inspired tee is not a smart move.
Spending a load of money for something you will wear for only 1 or 2 days is unnecessary. Thrift shops often have brand new costumes for sale in October. Their new costumes are generally cheaper than costumes you’d find at national chain stores.
Aside from having new costumes for less, you can also put together a costume with items you find at a thrift store. For instance, finding pieces for a hippie or flapper costume.
4. Children’s Clothing
Children grow so fast — and I don’t like spending good money on clothes that might only be worn a few times before they are too small.
If you do go to the thrift store and find that the clothes are too worn out, there are stores such as Once Upon a Child that buy gently used children’s clothing, shoes, and toys.
What do you always shop the thrift stores for?