This blouse is anything but a lemon!
One question I get asked about thrifting more than any other is what do I do with the stuff that I thrifted? Simply put, I try to give a purpose to my items as quickly as possible.
But rather than explain it to you, I’m gonna show it to you! These white denim shorts I thrifted last month are the perfect example. Because really, how often do you buy clothes and then let them sit around in your closet? Scroll down to read how I avoid shopping dilemmas.. or should I say di-lemons?
? WHAT I’M WEARING ?
Thrifted shorts, top, and cardigan, $5 (shop similar blouse, shop similar cardigan, shop exact shorts) | Lulu*s white sandals, $19 (shop exact sandals) | Sephora lipstick in Belly-dancing, (shop exact lipstick)
? SHOP MY LOOK ?
Before I go shopping, I try to browse my thrifting wishlist to avoid buying anything I don’t need. You may still slip up and buy unnecessary things but always try to keep in mind what purpose that item will bring to your life and how you can use it.
Once you’ve brought the thrift store bags into your home, put everything away in the same manner you’d put your groceries away. You wouldn’t let your ice-cream sit on the counter top, right? So don’t let you clothes/knick-knacks/etc sit around in bags. You bought it for a reason and I doubt it’s so nobody could see it in a bag!
When I saw these white denim shorts, I knew they’d be perfect to wear this summer in a million ways. So rather than let them sit in my closet, I put them on right away and styled them for this outfit post!
Clothes are normally easier to make use of than other things (say a vase you need to buy flowers for or you need to clean a room before you put a piece of furniture in it) which might be why I buy clothes because you can get instant gratification from them.
Since these shorts are super versatile, I styled them in a semi-dressy way with this lemon print blouse, striped cardigan, and white Lulu’s sandals. This outfit also helped put to use a sample of red lipstick I got from Sephora. Win-win!
Squeezing In The Last Word
If you really find yourself accumulating more stuff than you know what to do with, it might be time for a purge.
I clean out my closet monthly and donate anything that hasn’t been worn in 6 months. A similar exercise would be letting go of anything in your house that no longer brings you joy. It might be tough at first but I promise it gets easier the more you do it!
How do you avoid shopping dilemmas? Let me know in the comments!
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