Who would think I’d write a whole post telling you to spend MORE money at a thrift store?!
While most of us thrift clothes to save money, I believe there are a few occasions when it’s worth spending more. We’re not talking hundreds of dollars, more so in the way you might select a decadent candy bar when you’re grocery shopping.
I specifically picked out this outfit to share with you a couple examples. There are no hard or fast rules but this post will highlight a few tips to keep in mind the next time you’re out thrifting!
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If thrifting has taught me anything it’s that the best time to buy something is when you see it.
My glittery sneakers were spotted while on vacation and with their unique look, the fact that they were actually in my size, and the distance I was from home, I had to snatch them up for the low price of $4.
Given that the price is ridiculously inexpensive, this is more of a lesson about buying something you can’t stop thinking about under special circumstances. Trust your gut that you need it! The splurge is (hopefully) worth it!
A couple other things to splurge on are anything from your thrifting wishlist and well made closet essentials. It’s just a bonus if it’s both, like the medium wash denim jacket I’m wearing!
The price, again, wasn’t much at $6 but I normally don’t pay over $5 for anything that I thrift (furniture included) so an item really has to prove itself to me before I purchase it.
Some might advise that you should buy your basics firsthand (like tees, jeans, etc) but I’d argue that if they made it all the way to a thrift store in perfect shape then they are built to last!
While splurge items don’t come along often, it’s helpful to have some boundaries in place for when they do. Hopefully this gave you some great things to think about!
What items do you think are worth splurging on at a thrift store? I’d love to hear your perspective!
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