Thrifting Requires... | Thriftanista in the City


Thrifting Requires...

Thrifting requires creativity. That's why I'm a big fan of buying the pieces you love. When you buy the pieces you love, you'll find a way to work them into your wardrobe. I found this leather trench coat 2 years ago. I wasn't sure if it was a coat or a dress. I'm still not sure. Hence, there's another dress underneath the leather.

thrift store leather dress

Thrifting requires active shopping. There's a lot of choices to be made. You have to find your size. You have to find your style. You have to edit. All before purchasing because there may not be a way to return your find.

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Thrifting requires dismissing labels. You're purchasing from brands over a span of time. I would never have imagined myself in young and trendy Abercrombie & Fitch until I found the safari jacket. It's also a size 12 which is not the size I consider "my size".

jessica simpson dress

Thrifting requires frequency. The more you go, the more you find. Everyday there are new trends to explore. 

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Thrifting requires vision. You will cut down on your active shopping time if you know what you're looking for. Getting the look for less? Adding more color to your wardrobe? Need new shoes?

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Thrifting requires letting go of perfection. For newbies, I think it's hard to see in the "sea". There may be clutter. There may be crazy colors and oddball distractions. There may even be dirt. It's worth it though. At least I think so.

What do you think thrifting requires?

90 leather jacket
 THRIFT Michael Hoban leather trench coat - Jessica Simpson dress RETAIL  Dolce Vita magenta pumps


14th Street Vintage said...

Patience and an open mind. And I can't believe it is has two years since you found that coat/dress!

Daenel T. said...

It definitely requires moving beyond the smell. What is that? It's not B.O., it's not stale, it's just awful. LOL

But, man, there can be some truly great finds once you dig in... Like that leather dress/coat of yours. I love it.

Unknown said...

Having a goal going into the store. Once your goal is fulfilled, then venture out to find other treasures. Think of the thrift store as your own personal boutique.

Dina's Days said...

What a unique find! Love the pop of color with the shoes.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Dress/Coat! I would definitely rock it as a dress...just because! :)

And I think thrifting requires "passion". If you're passionate about thrifting, then you will do it without hesitation!

Anonymous said...

I have this same dress, STILL haven't worn it! Need to put it on and add my thrifted leather! Thanks for the visual! :)

Tia Lou said...

Love this entire look, but especially digging the coat! Great find!!!

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