Why you should be thrift shopping

Why you should be thrift shipping? Well to start everything comes back in style and what better way to find the “latest” trends than by going back in time to find them? But did you also know it reduces the amount of clothing waste we produce?  Wait what?

Did you know that on average American’s throw out 81 tons of clothing a year? And that’s just accounting for one part of the world according to the Huffington Post. I understand that it may be easier to throw-out clothing rather than to donate it, but wouldn’t you want someone else to enjoy the excitement that piece of clothing once brought to you? That’s why thrift shopping is amazing, you can reduce your footprint while giving your piece a clothing a second chance.

(Related: Overdressed a podcast by RadioWest)

Other reasons why I love thrifting:

  • it’s in my budget

  • easily accessible

  • can find the latest “styles”

  • I can get cash back for clothes I turn in

And you reduce your footprint by recycling and making use of old clothing. Just because you thrift something doesn’t mean it’s cheap or dirty, in fact, I’ve found some of the highest quality pieces for my wardrobe in a thrift store! Why not save the planet a bit while adding a keynote piece to your wardrobe?

Plus did you know that local thrift shops will often give you a stipend for old clothes you turn in? I know I’ve made a quick $20 just by turning in some old jeans I don’t wear anymore.

There is no shame in vamping up older clothing like I stated before everything comes back in style!

Below are clothing items that I have found thrifting (did I mention I find lots of Free People clothing?) Take a look to know what I’m talking about!

BCBG jumpsuit

American shorts

Forever 21 shirt and overalls

Mesh flower top

Free People dress

Aztec sweater

These are just some of the many pieces I have found while thrift shopping. You never know what you will find in your local thrift store. 🙂 So go out and give a new clothing piece life, and of course happy shopping!


xo Tina



  1. June 20, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    omg! the stuff you thrifted are so cute – too bad we don’t have too much of this in Singapore (where I live) – if not I’d totally be up to thrift! xx

  2. Amanda
    June 20, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Omg. Those forever 21 shortalls are amazing!! I think I made need to start thrift shopping! Great post!

  3. June 20, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    I love thrifting! All of my clothing used to be thrifted when I was in college. I sadly don’t have enough time to go thrifting now, but I do the occasional trips and get a ton of staples. Lovely post!


  4. June 20, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    I wish I could find Free People dresses when thrifting!!

  5. June 20, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    Such gorgeous pieces! Shame my charity shops near me aren’t as good!

  6. June 20, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    OMG this is my current obsession! I’ve found so many good quality clothes. I even have my husband hooked up LOL!

  7. June 20, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    I am a total budget shopper myself. I just can’t justify spending so much on an item I can find less expensive!

  8. June 20, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    yes! I absolutely love thrifting- and it’s so easy to do with websites/apps like poshmark and thredup! I actually just did a comprehensive post on my blog about fast fashion and why you should thrift– I would love to hear your thoughts on it!

  9. Erin Haugerud
    June 20, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    Great finds! Love this!!

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