It is purchasing an item that had a previous owner.
Isn’t that simple and great?
I recently shopped the closet of one of my favorite bloggers. Rochelle of Beauticurve, had an online sale that sold out within minutes! I was lucky enough to score several items, including this Worthington top. I paid $6 for it.
The best way to shop second hand is to attend second hand shopping events in your area, stay up to date with style bloggers as they sell from their closets, shopping thrift stores and consignment shops in your area, and having a personal soiree where you and your friends swap items (for free). When selecting items, be sure to choose clean and gently worn ones.
Here’s why I love second-hand shopping and why you can too:
1- It’s easier to spot gems and quality items. You don’t get lost in sorting through 10 of the same items so it’s easier for your eyes to catch what suits your style.
2- It’s budget friendly. You don’t have to spend much but you can get a whole lot.
3-While it may no longer fit someone else’s body or style, it can be a great addition to your wardrobe.
4-Great way to get affordable brand names that you wouldn’t normally pay full price for. This is especially the case with consignment shops.
5- Adds character to your wardrobe and helps you build it, one piece at a time.
6- It can support charity, depending on where you shop. Some stores donate a portion of your purchase to a great cause or to a community organization.
7- For those working on losing weight, it helps you save money on clothes while you are experiencing changes in your size.
8- Sales, sales, sales. If someone is cleaning our their closet, chances are, the items are very affordable.
9-You can purchase out of season things to help you set your wardrobe for the next season.
10- You can make it a fun outing day with the girls, followed by a nice brunch and mimosas. Ha!
In these photos, my second-hand top is paired with:
Skirt: Express | Pearls: Target | Shoes: Guess
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