I’ve decided to start a new part on my blog capturing the adventures I go on creating art as a college student. My awesome roomie and new best friend models and two of her photographer friends came up for the weekend and let me tell you, it was a kick ass thing.
Let’s play a game. Would you rather spend $8 on a pair of jeans or $50? Most of you will probably say $8. But what’s the catch?
To me spring and summer mean lighter colors. I love summer because the weather is nice and the clothes are cute. On my YouTube channel I created a Summer Lookbook, I thought I would add to it on my blog by creating my 5 essential items for summer. The majority of my clothes are thrifted so most of items I don’t actually own but I thought I would find items I could link!
I started thrifting when I was a Sophomore in high school. I love doing it and it’s a passion I have so I decided to write a post about why I love it.
1. You Find Amazing Things
When thrifting it’s common to find items that no one else will have. Items are unique and beautiful and something different from everyone else.
2. It’s Cheaper
Compared to traditional shopping thrifting is a significantly cheaper way to shop. You can spend $5 on a pair of well made jeans compared to $50 at department stores for the same effect. It is even common to find name brand items for less.
3. It’s Fun
There is no feeling like finding an item that fits perfectly or is name brand for a low cost. You’re not only saving money but the odds are you’ll have fun even looking. You have no idea where the clothes are coming from so it’s cool to imagine.
4. It’s Eco Friendly
When buying used items you’re saving something from being thrown into a landfill. You’re inside buying an item from a small business and not always supporting corporate empires.
5. The Feeling You Get When Telling People
Almost every time I’m asked where I got something my response is thrifting. It shocks people that you can find amazing pieces for cheap.
Thrifting and used clothes are my passion. I often make YouTube videos of my hauls (here is one ). I love it and I hope you have a chance to find amazing pieces just like me.