Swimming against the stream by wearing a gasp thrifted swimsuit!
If anything surprises you about this post, it shouldn’t be that I’m wearing a two-piece swimsuit, but that I’m wearing a THRIFTED swimsuit! Ew, right? Or maybe not! Let’s dive into this pre-owned problem.
? WHAT I’M WEARING ?
Thrifted swim top/kimono/tote bag, $3 total (shop similar top, shop similar kimono, shop similar bag) | Unique Vintage swim bottom, $44 (shop exact bottom) | Walmart flip flops, $1 (shop similar flip flops) | Lost’n found sunglasses | DIY earrings
? SHOP MY LOOK ?
In Hot Water
When it comes to thrifting, nothing is really off limits to me, as so long as I can find a purpose in it.
There was a time when I was afraid of shoes and hats but have long since gotten over that fear once I learned how to clean them properly. But swimsuits? I actually really dig them but haven’t bought one until now simply because I’ve had trouble finding exactly what I’m looking for.
The Secondhand Solution
But thrifting a swimsuit doesn’t have to be gross, if that’s what you’re afraid of. Just keep in mind that tops are less “icky” than bottoms (like mine!), bottoms can always be laundered and have the gusset replaced, and one piece suits make really awesome bodysuits, which you can totally rock your own underwear with for peace of mind.
I understand we all have certain comfort levels when it comes to secondhand shopping. Some won’t buy stuffed animals for fear of bed bugs (totally normal), some avoid shoes because of a fear of catching a foot fungus or are unaware of the cleaning methods available to sanitize them, and others, like me, avoid swimsuit bottoms that people have worn bare against their privates.
But when you think about it.. who’s to say somebody didn’t go commando in those jeans you thrifted? Thrifting is always going to be a gamble and there’s always going to be something deemed as ‘weird’ or ‘gross’ to thrift.
Let people fly their freak flag high and just go with it! If you don’t like it, just be glad it’s not you and your item.
Bathing Suit Beauty
As for me, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect bathing suit top to compliment my high-waisted bottoms I bought forever ago from Unique Vintage. I finally thrifted this adorable watermelon printed top from Old Navy brand. (Side note, Old Navy makes my favorite swimwear ever! SO GOOD!)
That top alone inspired this entire colorful look that I lounged around in on one of the hottest days we’ve had all summer. If my doctor wants me to soak up some Vitamin D, it doesn’t hurt to look cute doing it!
So, thrifted swimsuits: yay or nay? Did I convince you to try one? Let me know what you think in the comments below. 🙂
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