My brain goes off like fireworks when I walk into a thrift store; everywhere you look is inspiration. Almost instantly, I begin thinking of ways to turn old hand-me-downs into one-of-a-kind statement pieces.
The thrill of looking through piles of clothes and finally finding that one gem that sticks out to you is like no other. Not to mention the prices are insanely cheap! Thrifting is one of the best ways to have a unique wardrobe that you can throw your own personality into for crazy low costs.
Going thrifting gives you the creative freedom to cut, rip, and shred clothes up in whatever way you like. Like, when you buy a $50 pair of new jeans, you aren’t going to want to damage them in any way, but thrifting gives you the freedom to express your individuality and creativity. You could turn those old mom jeans into killer ripped jeans or an ordinary t-shirt into the hottest crop top you’ve ever seen; you can do all of this and more for just a fraction of what you would pay in name brand stores.
Not only does thrifting let you be creative for cheap, but it also allows you to help better the environment! By wearing used clothes, you’re helping reduce waste and pollution, since many clothing factories use harsh dyes and chemicals that pollute air and water quality. You can also shop guilt-free knowing that the clothes you buy are less likely to end up in landfills.
As if it couldn’t get better, some of the stores you’re thrifting in are likely to be supporting nonprofit organizations, such as Goodwill and The Salvation Army. It is also a great way to support local businesses in the area and give back to your community!