Thriftspiration: Making the Old, Look New

Posted On Friday, May 24th, 2013
Filed Under: Thriftspiration

Thriftspiration is a weekly series that puts a spotlight on readers who share their secondhand shopping tips and fun ways to style thrifted finds.
Name: Inez
Location: Michigan
When and why did you start thrift shopping?
My late grandmother absolutely loved thrifting and as a child, I never quite understood it. I simply could not get with the idea of wearing secondhand clothes! It wasn’t until I started blogging two years ago that I really got into it and I’m so glad I did. My grandmother would be proud. I absolutely love mixing old and new.
What three words would you use to describe your style?
Stylish. Thrifted. Chic.
How did you style your outfit {above}?
I thrifted this particular floral blazer over two years ago and had never worn it. That is until I needed something to wear with these pastel skinny jeans, so I decided to shop my closet. I wanted my look to be light and springy so I thought the colors would go well together.
What do you wear while thrift shopping?
I generally wear leggings and a tank or fitted tee. This “thrifting uniform” allows me to try items on easily and without adding bulk.
What are your favorite stores in your area of Michigan?
Value World
, Lost & Found Vintage and Salvation Army.
What reactions do you get after telling people your outfit is thrifted?
“Really, you found that at a thrift store? Whaaa, can you teach me?”
What tips would you give to new thrifters?
Pack your patience, have an open mind and try on everything!
Be sure to check out Inez’s blog Style Chic 360 and follow her on Instagram {@StyleChic360}. Also, you can join her #Thrift360 Style Challenge.

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