I’ve been poppin tags long before Macklemore only had $20 in his
store/second hand shopping was a way of life for me growing up. It was also a
necessity during my college years. I love clothes and shopping, but I also had
to pay for boarding, books, and tuition. Second hand shopping gave me the
ability to shop without breaking my budgets.
Here are three reasons why I
love secondhand shopping and why you should try
secondhand shopping too!
1. Save Money
Secondhand shopping is incredibly gently on your budget. You’d be
surprised how far $30 -$50 takes you. This embroidered Ella Moss dress was
originally $198 and I snagged it from ThredUp for literally $24! That’s a $174
savings. There’s no way I would have bought this dress for almost $200…so I was
so excited when I got it at an 87% discount!
2. Stay on Top of Trends
Trends these days come by so fast that it can be hard to keep up
with them – especially keep up with your budget. Instead of trying to keep up
with every trend out there, I select a few that work for my style.
One of my favorite trends this season is
embroidery. I love the embroidered bomber jackets and shirts making their way
through the fashion scene. I specifically had this trend in mind as I was going
through ThredUp. When I found this embroidered dress, I knew I needed to have
it. It wasn’t the typical embroidered flowers or birds, but the patterned
embroidery really caught my attention.
Here are a few trends to watch for this season when shopping
- Camo or leopard prints
- Off the shoulder tops
- Bell sleeves
3. The Thrill of the Shopping Hunt
I love secondhand shopping both in person and online. I love
finding new treasures especially if they are affordable! I honestly get so
excited finding a great deal and refreshing my wardrobe for the season.
To me, secondhand shopping is such a fun way to shop and save. I
recently discovered and collaborated with ThredUp for this post. I absolutely
love their site because you can find both designer, casual, work wear,
accessories and more on their site. I didn’t realize that I could secondhand
shop from the comfort of my own home! ThredUp is now one of my go to places to
find great secondhand items.
Dolce Vita Heels – Nordstrom Rack
Grey Hat – Target
Thank you for reading!
Photos: Jenna Lynn Photography
This post was made in collaboration with ThredUp. All the opinions are my own.