As every millennial knows, thrifting is the way to go when you want to find cool clothing at low prices, so I thought I'd hop on the bandwagon and share my top 5 thrift tips!
TIP No. 1: shop in the men's & Kids' sections
Whenever I'm thrifting, I always make sure to stop by the men's (and children's) sections. The men's section is usually home to sports jerseys, oversized t-shirts, and comfy sweatshirts (proof that you don't need to have a boyfriend to rock that "boyfriend sweatshirt" look).
The children's section is also an essential area to visit since the prices of kids' clothing are cheaper than that of adults'.
tip no. 2: LOOK AT MORE THAN JUST CLOTHES
Sometimes we forget that thrift stores sell more than just clothing. Check out what furniture, home decor, books, movies, and trinkets your local thrift store has! I once found an unopened iPhone charger for $8!
TIP NO. 3: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
While it's true that you can find good pieces at any store, if you shop at a thrift store near a wealthy area, chances are you'll find higher end clothing. Try and figure out where people living in wealthy neighborhoods donate their clothes. I once visited a thrift shop in Florida that was about 15 minutes from a gated community and found clothing items designed by Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ralph Lauren!
TIP NO. 4: Upcycle
Upcycling is when you take an object and turn it into a higher quality version of itself (or turn it into a new product altogether). Next time you're at a thrift store, find clothing that has the potential to be cute. It could be an old tee that you take home and crop yourself, a pair of jeans you distress and turn into shorts, or simply a dress that you hem.
TIP NO. 5: THRIFT ONLINE
When all else fails, try online shopping. There are so many apps and websites that resell clothes. My personal favorite is the app Depop, but if you guys want I can write a post dedicated to sharing all the top thrifting apps available.
Thanks for reading and keep an eye out for a new post next Saturday!
Ever wondered what a college student wears to class? Well today I'm showing you what I wear each day of the school week! Let's be real, I don't dress in the classic sweatpants and t-shirt uniform most college students wear, but I hope my outfits will inspire you to show off your personal style each and every day!
Monday's look proves that it's okay to wear white after Labor Day. I wanted to start off the week strong with a really cute fit, and since I had a class downtown on Monday I decided to go for a street style vibe.
☆shirt- from my clothing line :)
☆pants- Fashion Nova
☆shoes- Tommy Hilfiger @ Marshalls
☆bracelet- Art Effect
Tuesday's look is literally all Tommy Hilfiger (are we surprised tho? #tommytuesday). I had two classes in a row this day so I kept it comfy & casual with a cute tee, some mom jeans, and my favorite Tommy slides.
☆shirt- Red Rose Resale
☆jeans- Tommy Hilfiger
☆shoes- Tommy Hilfiger @ DSW
You know how you have that one go-to outfit that serves as a backup if you're running late and can't figure out what to wear? Well this is that outfit. I honesty threw this on 5 minutes before I was supposed to catch the train. I love this look because the heels make it seem like I'm put together when in reality I missed my train and didn't finish my homework until 1am.
☆denim skirt- TopShop @ Nordstrom
☆sunnies- Charlotte Russe
☆nude heels- Macy's
On Thursday I went with a monochromatic look. I was running late for class (yet again), so I decided to wear all black because having a set color scheme for your outfit makes it seem like you put a lot of thought and effort into what you're wearing.
☆crop top- Forever 21
☆flip flops- Ralph Lauren @ DSW
I didn't actually have class on Friday (yay!) and I spent the majority of my day at work and then at my school's library. I was wearing my uniform the entire time and tbh it's not a look, so I thought I'd share what I wore Friday evening instead! My roomies and I had a movie night and this was the outfit I sported :)
☆shirt- Juicy Couture (thrifted)
☆pj pants- Victoria's Secret
That's it for this week's post, but if you want to see more pics of my outfits be sure to check out my Insta!
happy Saturday xoxo
This past week I moved into my FIRST APARTMENT (exciting stuff!) so naturally I made some fashion collages to hang in my new room! Today's post is dedicated to teaching you guys how to create your own❤️
STEP 1: CREATE A PINTEREST BOARD
The first step is to create a Pinterest board and fill it up with photos that inspire you- this could be logos of brands you like, pictures of outfits, quotes, celebrities whose style you admire, or even random pictures that match the color scheme you're going for.
I went with a red, white, and navy color combo (big surprise, I know). I chose to incorporate pics of the Kardashians, Tommy Hilfiger logos, etc. Check out my Pinterest board for more inspo!
STEP 2: SAVE PHOTOS & PRINT
Once you've picked out your photos, the next step is to save them to your computer and put them into a word doc. This is the part where you decide what sizes you want the photos to be, if you want to crop them into neat squares, etc. I chose to do a variety of sizes so my fashion vision board would have more of a collage feel. Once you're happy with the sizes of the pictures print them off using a colored printer.
*a tip I have is to make the margins of your pages 0.1 inches wide so that you can fit as many images as possible on to each page*
STEP 3: CUT & LAY OUT DESIGN
This is pretty self-explanatory, but the next step is to cut out the photos. Afterwards, take a white poster board, measure and cut it to fit into your picture frame, then get to work laying out your photos on the board. This part is fun because you get to be creative with it!
I chose to leave space between each photo to give it a cleaner, crisper look, but you could totally overlap the photos for full on collage vibes.
STEP 4: TAPE PICTURES & FRAME YOUR VISION BOARD
Once you've got your design laid out, it is time to starting attaching the pictures to the poster board. I found that the quickest way to do this is to use a bit of double sided tape on each photo. It's also easiest if you leave all the pictures where they are on the board and pick them up one by one to tape down (that way they you don't have to go back and try to find the right spot to place them). Take your time with this step because you don't want your pictures to be slanted. Once you're done taping, place and secure the finished vision board into your frame.
STEP 5: HANG ON WALL
I'm going to be 100% honest, my dad hung these up for me but you can Google 'how to hang a frame' and a ton of tutorials on how to do this should pop up. Once the frames are hung up, you can sit back and admire your work
If you choose to make your own fashion vision board be sure to share pics with me on Instagram!
happy Saturday xoxo
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