Friday, November 9, 2012

'Thrifting' - The New Craze at Goodwill

By Nashelle Williams

Are you the type of person who goes to the leading department store and spends too much on boring, average clothing? Why do that, when you can save money and stand out? Shopping at Goodwill gives you that opportunity. Not only will you set the trend with cash to spare, you will also be supporting a good cause.

When shopping at Goodwill it is all about creativity and finding items that fit your personality. Finding the potential in vintage items is challenging and a lot of fun! That is where I come in; I am here to show you how to spot all the possibilities.

There is a new movement called 'Thrifting' - this is when you go to thrift stores like Goodwill to find awesome, inexpensive, vintage clothes and make them hip. You can do this by piecing the items you found with more modern fashions. The 'Do It Yourself' process is like being a designer - you can transform something regular and common into something original and unique. There are plenty of ideas online or you can always use your own sense of creativity.

The hard thing about 'thrifting' is finding the cool, vintage clothes. Keep in mind that when you shop at a thrift store the clothes are donated, so you may not find exactly what you are looking for. That is where the creativity kicks in - look for items that can be adjusted. Maybe you found the perfect color skirt, but it is too long so... cut it, hem it up, use fabric glue. You have to be creative.

Style is what you say without saying a word. Let the world know who you are and what you stand for. Don't follow the masses, step out of your comfort zone and dress the way you want. You are original, so use that to your advantage. It is all about being you.

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