[eltd_dropcaps type=”normal” color=”” background_color=””]H[/eltd_dropcaps]appy Thursday guys! I know most of us in the midwest are trying to brave the cold of winter so I want to highlight another super stylish coat option. While the coat in last week’s post, Vintage Multi Color Coat + Denim Skirt, was a great 80s vintage find from a vendor, this denim jacket with faux fur detailing is a thrift store gem from Bridgeport Thrift.
What I love the most about this coat is that it gives the casual, lightweight look of a typical denim jacket, but the faux fur adds a very glam, cozy, and most importantly, warm element; elevating it to the perfect casual winter coat. In terms of the rest of the look, I kept it very simple with neutral tones to compliment the coat, a simple neck accessory to highlight the faux fur collar, and a basic black leather boot from ALDO.
[eltd_dropcaps type=”normal” color=”” background_color=””]S[/eltd_dropcaps]ince I regularly highlight thrifted items and I personally love thrifting, I think it adds so much depth and character to my wardrobe, I want to provide five quick tips on how I approach thrift shopping and how to find the good stuff. Let’s get started!
Take your time. Thrift stores tend to have an overwhelming amount of stuff, and if you go on the weekends there can also be a lot of people. My solution to this is to make thrifting my primary goal for the day; meaning choose a free Saturday, grab a cup of coffee, put those headphones in and play your favorite album or podcast, and get to browsing those racks. It may sound crazy, but thrifting can actually be really therapeutic and a good “me-time” activity.
Have an idea of what you want to buy. I generally approach thrift shopping with an idea of what I’m looking for before I actually get to the store. For example, I’ve always had a deep love for coats, and I knew that this season I wanted to add some unique coats to my wardrobe. So when I visited Bridgeport Thrift, I wanted to spend the majority of my time looking through some of the coats racks. You’ll more than likely walk away with a ton of other items that you weren’t even looking for (arguably the best part about thrifting), but having an idea of what you want will let you know where to focus your time once in the store.
Keep a critical eye. Just because you’re thrifting definitely doesn’t mean you should settle for mess. Be thorough, pay attention to details, and decide what imperfections you can work with and which ones you just can’t.
Plan to thrift at the beginning of the month. This certainly isn’t a hard rule, but from my experience a lot of thrift shops or consignment boutiques get a lot of new donations towards the end or beginning of the month, which gives you more options.
Lastly, go for something different! Use thrifting to find those unique, standout pieces to add to your wardrobe. Since you’re not taking a huge risk with the price, this is the green light to try something out of your comfort zone.
I hope these tips are helpful, leave some of your suggested thrifting tips below!
All the love,