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Street Style - Day 4 - Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2013

Do you just love love love to shop but are on a budget with not alot of money for miscellaneous things? Are you a fashionista who loves to find exclusive goodies and treasures? Well thrift shopping may be a great way to serve both purposes.

I can remember one of my favorite past times with my college roommate and long-time friend was shopping. We loved to find any excuse to buy up something after class. But obviously in college unless you come from a rich family or just got your refund from school you don’t have the greatest amount of dough to get to shakin and bakin’.

Thrift shops we found were a great way to get some super cute goodies for very inexpensive. We’d play in the aisles and uncover rare pieces for cheap cheap cheap.

Once there was a 90’s party and I didn’t have anything cute in my closet, so her I headed down to our school town’s local thrift shop and found a funky jacket, belt and wicked cool earrings to complete the look!

The downside to thrifting is that some shops can have so much content you don’t know where to start or you get lost in the mix. Or sometimes you like whats in there but you just don’t know what to purchase or.

Bloggers at  theuptownlounge.com share tips on how to conquer your thrifting outing! Read below:

Here are some Successful Thrifting Steps to start your adventure:

Step 1: To be open-mindedAnything and everything can be a treasure.

Step 2: Have a goal. Figure out the style you’re trying to achieve and stick to it. Also set a budget.

Step 3: Be aware of specials. Specials are your bestfriend! For example, the thrift store I go to, every Saturday there’s a “$5 bag special”, which means customer is given a 13 gallon bag and fills the bag. Whatever is in the bag is $5 total.

Step 4: Be comfortable. Most thrift stores require a grand amount of walking… so wear flats or no heels.

Step 5: Hygiene. With your new treasures, please wash and clean thoroughly before wearing them. These items have been worn before.

Step 6: Don’t be afraid of thrifting. Don’t be afraid of thrifting or thirft stores; your friends are probably doing it too.

Start your own path of thrifting and create an adventure! Good luck!  

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