Thriftspiration: Sisters in Thrift

Posted On Friday, June 21st, 2013
Filed Under: How To, Style Guide, 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: TaNisha and Tisha
Location: Detroit

When and why did you start thrift shopping?
The two of us started thrift shopping together in 2000. We are sisters through marriage. Our husbands are brothers who come from a family of 14 children (7 boys and 7 girls). It was our husbands’ sisters who actually started our love affair for thrifting.

What three words would you use to describe your style?
TaNisha: Conservative. Chic. Classic
Tisha: Edgy. Bold. Colorful

how to wear thrift, looking fly on a dime How did you style your outfit?
TaNisha:
{yellow skirt and polka dot blouse}: I saw yellow and polka dots put together in a magazine and knew I could achieve that same look at the thrift store. I found the yellow skirt for $3.00 and the polka dot shirt for $2.00.

Tisha:
{floral dress}: This Old Navy dress was priced at $4.99. It’s very colorful and playful, so I let the colors do the work. Simple accessories and a pop of neon will serve as a burst of color to any fun flirty dress.

how to thrift shop, thrift stores in detroit

how to thrift shop, designer on a dime What’s your best thrift store score (a standout garment or accessory you absolutely love or a cheap designer find)?
TaNisha: Tracy Reese dress for $10.00 {above}
Tisha: Vera Wang formal gown for $40.00 {below}

thrifted vera wang, thrifty broads What do you wear while thrift shopping?
Our signature pieces to wear while thrifting are stretch pants, tank top and a sweater, weather permitting. We have learned by wearing these pieces when thrifting, you can easily try on clothes right in the aisles of the store. We have been to thrift stores that do not provide fitting rooms or the lines are very long. These essential items can get you right in and right out!

What are your favorite stores in your area?
Our favorite stores in our area are:

These stores are where we find the best deals. We both love dresses and at all of these locations we can always go in and find a great dress at a great price!
Be sure to check out the awesome Thrifty Broads on YouTube for info on meetups and thrift shopping tips and follow them on Instagram for daily style inspiration.

Interested in being the next Thriftspiration candidate? Don’t be shy! Share your tips, best outfits and inspire your fellow thrifter. For a submission form, email ThriftInspiration@gmail.com. Show us what you’ve got.

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