If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been working on thrifting my capsule wardrobe, despite the fact that the blog has been quiet the past couple of months.
To be perfectly honest, I got pretty frustrated with this challenge a few weeks ago. After hitting up several thrift stores in a row, I suddenly had this feeling that I had no idea what my personal style was. I couldn’t tell if I was just being too picky, or if everything on the thrift store racks really was just garbage.
The problem was solved when I finally found a few things that spoke to me, and I couldn’t think of reasons to talk myself out of buying them (I was getting really good at that). It turns out, it just took a few “hits” after a lot of misses, to get back into a groove.
It was through this phase of frustration, however, that I was able learn a few important lessons about thrifting, and my personal style. If you find thrifting difficult, unsatisfying, or too-time consuming, maybe these tips will speak to you.
First, let me remind you why I chose to thrift a capsule wardrobe for 12 months in the first place: I want to develop a wardrobe outside of the confines of the latest trends. I want to be sure I’m not wearing things just because it’s what I see everyone else wearing. Not because there is anything wrong with that, but because I want a cohesive style that is truly me! I want a wardrobe that fits my body perfectly, and is comfortable for my day-to-day life. And of course, the money-saving thing is helpful, too!
I hope to collect more thrifting tips as the months go by in my 12-month thrifting challenge, but right now, these are some helpful things I have learned so far. They help keep me sane, and will hopefully help you stay sane as well, should you choose to make a little more time for thrifting in your life.
So here they are: three tips to keep you sane while thrifting…