What is thrifting?
Good question, thrifting is what you make of it. Thrifting for me is buying new or gently used clothing pieces from a store, charity shop, garage sale that exclusively sells used or donated items. This can be your local Goodwill, Salvation Army or Value Village or any other used clothing store, these stores are all called thrift stores. Essentially thrifting is a verb used to define shopping at any store as described.
Thrifting allows you to express your style.
I love shopping, but shopping for less… ooh, I’m in heaven.
To begin, thrifting has been a hobby and pleasure of mine for quiet sometime, it’s almost orgasmic, an intense excitement when you search through racks on racks on racks and find that piece or those pieces that bring you pleasure. Individual fashion style is unique and provides individuality. Thrifting allows you to buy that dress and jean jacket and pair it with your existing shoes and purse and wallah you’ve created an outfit for an affordable price. Thrifting gives you the opportunity to experiment with pieces to define, re-invent or simply to maintain your style.
I’ve been thrifting for about six years now and I absolutely love it. I love it for a couple reasons.
- Thrifting gives me the opportunity to express, identify, or define my creative style at an affordable price. I’ve reinvented my style so many times and thrifting has made it easy. From my period of wearing all black, to the time I only wore graphic tees, to the time I went 80’s look levi’s, thrifting has always made it a breeze to maintain these clothing eras.
- Thrifting is a way for me to make extra cash buying and flipping gems found at these thrift sites. As a reseller on Poshmark, I make fun money in my leisure selling clothes. This requires some time but the cash can be beneficial. Check out my closet to see some of itemsI sell on Poshmark.
- Thrifting is also a way of being kind to our planet. Just as we recycle cans, bottles and paper, thrifting is also a way to recycle. Buying, selling or donating goods is a great way to help the environment while saving money.