Guest Blogger: Trenched in Spring Fever
Just in time for spring my local thrift shop has helped to start my closet on the right foot with some key essentials pieces.
This pass Friday I ventured into my local thrift shop in the hopes of finding some hidden gems and treasures. When thrifting it can be a 50/50 chance that you may luck up and find something phenomenal, but thatâ€™s what makes it so fun! I have spent about a year and a half looking for the perfect trench coat. One thatâ€™s the perfect length (Iâ€™m 5â€™6), perfect traditional color and has great detailing. I occasionally troll the coat ales in hopes of finding this â€œperfectâ€ coat but always come up empty. Today after getting to the end of the ale I spotted a sleeve, just a sleeve not even the whole coat. Perfect color of taupe, great length , perfect sharp and great detailing the only thing to do was try it on. Taking a line from the movie â€œSpanglishâ€ I found a mirror and â€œtried it onâ€.
I slipped on this beautiful Etienne Aigner trench coat with the chicest detailing ever in hope that it would fit! Perfection! I walked out of the store feeling like I had struck gold and was ready for the springtime.
Iâ€™ve learned if you set you sights on what you want and stay grounded you will luck up and find your dream pieces! Below are some of my key tips that I use when entering my local thrift shop.
Â Key Tips to Thrifting:
- Â Â Â Â Â Â Patience
- Â Â Â Â Â Â Knowledge of proper sizing
- Â Â Â Â Â Â Inspect and inspect items from top to bottom
- Â Â Â Â Â Â Knowledge of vintage designers
Â These 4 key tips to thrifting will make you an excellent thrifter and bargain hunter.
Nakia is a longtime lover of all things vintage. She has worked for design companies in New York shopping the highest to lowest price point vintage and thrift stores to score one of kind pieces to rework. She loveâ€™s the hunt and adventure of not knowing when venturing into Goodwill what you might find! Sheâ€™s the creator and part-time blogger at Vogue & Vintage a blog about all things fashion from a vintage and industry perspective inspired by her love of thrifting and being a savvy shopper.Â