A week later I am back with another SM Wednesday this time with one of the many topics that I’m very excited to discuss with you. What is that?
Thrifting! And the temples where the treasure is found – thrift shops.
But before I jump into the uncontrollable stream of thoughts that I want to share with you I want to take a minute to thank you. It’s been a full week since I posted my first post here on Stylemotivations after the 7 month break, and honestly, you are amazing. I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate every single one of you and am very grateful for the time of yours that you decide to spend on reading what I’ve created.
Your support means the world to me.
So now let’s jump right into it!
As far as what I’ve observed thrifting is an activity that is usually torn apart into two extremes. You either love it, or you hate it. It has several pros as well as contras just like every single thing, situation or whatever in this world. There are always two sides to the thing.
I’ve known about the thrift shops as long as I remember. When I was a little kid my mum used to go there to find some pieces for me and also herself. It’s funny how the point of view of the society on this has changed throughout the years. Around 10 or so years ago if you had had something from the thrift shop it was a sign that you were not well off and couldn’t afford “normal” clothes. Now if you’re thrifting it’s cool and you are creative. The funny thing is that whenever I wore something from the thrift shop no one could tell. And that is the magic, my dear friends. Let me share it with you.
There is one thing we should all remember when it comes to finding and developing our personal style. Going to a shop and buying whatever you see the figurines wearing doesn’t make you original. It is very far from being original.
What irritates me the most is all the fashion bloggers and youtubers whose concept of their platforms is based on the brands and prices of the clothes. The younger generations are then very misunderstood with the true meaning of not only fashion but life in general. I can see it with my little sister who has also found her way to YouTube and other social media. Whenever I come home with something new her instant question is where have I got it from and how much was it. It makes me really sad, to be honest.
It is simply not always about the price and brand. The key is balance. A combination of both. That’s how you’ll never look “cheap” or whatever you want to call it. This whole outfit you see in the pictures is made of the trift shop pieces and a very affordable accessories. Does it look cheap? or as if I cannot afford new clothes? Let me know.
Going to a shop and buying whatever you see the figurines wearing doesn’t make you original.
You may have seen in my insta stories around a month ago that I went trifting in order to find a full outfit. Unfortunately, I didn’t choose the best time beacuse once I arrived there was nothing much left due to the huge sales. But you know what? Challenge accepted. I told myself. You gotta make it work with what’s been offered to you. You gotta embrace what you have.
I searched really hard and eventually found the Converse T-shirt and the khaki pants. I wasn’t very sure about any of it at first to be honest. I mean I had certain vision but wasn’t convinced whether I can pull it off or not. In the end I made it work somehow and am pleased with the result. What do you guys think?
P.S. If you’re wondering why is this girl wearing high heels on the grass, well… what can I say. You gotta make it dramatic somehow, right? But in reallity I was happy if I could stand still for a second, hahhah!
Overall, my message of today is: give a chance to the second hand clothes.
Not everything is wearable, obviously. But if you search you may actually find the treasure. Even the designer pieces. And then you put on and create true art. Because it is something that has been put together by you and your personality.
Hope you are having an amazing summer so far and let me know what’s your opinion on this.
Thrifting or brand new clothes?
See you next Wednesday!
photos by: @duende____