Shirt and Pants: Thrifted. Shoes: Cotton On
At some point in my life, I was utterly obsessed with vintage clothes, so much that I became a thrifting pro. Vintage clothes are fairly inexpensive and usually have the most unique pieces that you hardly find anyone else wearing.
To make the best of your next thrift shopping experience, here is a guide to help you through.
Buy that outfit even if it doesn’t fit
You shouldn’t miss out on a great outfit just because it doesn’t fit perfectly. You can always get a tailor to take it in and fix it for you.
Look out for holes and stains
Some stains might never go away and some holes cannot be fixed.
Never let go of your treasure finds
Hold on to your finds like your life depends on it, lol. Or else someone else grabs it and it gets a new owner.
If you go to the markets, always have change, always!
You’d be surprised how many things you can buy with a small budget, and you can easily convince a seller to believe that it is all you have.
Sling bags to the rescue
You don’t want your valuables stolen so put them all in a sling bag, which you should have hanging in front of you and not by your side
Never go alone and never go hungry
If you do go to the markets, I’d advise neither to go alone nor hungry, as you can easily become overwhelmed and perhaps irritated.
Comfort is key guys
Shopping is certainly not the time to dress up, especially when thrifting. Keep it simple and in flats.
Photography by Cedric Nzaka