5 Ways to Be Original

December 29, 2012

When your fashion blogging, one thing you want to be is original  No one wants to see the blouse they just found at Kohls two days ago on a blog. A big part of F.B ( fashion blogging, not facebook- haha)  is being original and finding garments that people don't see at their local retailer. But here's the big question, dundundun... how can you afford to shop in a unique place without spending a fortune? Yup folks, believe it or not there is a way to dress super original without breaking the bank.

1. Thrift Stores  I'll talk about this one first because it is my absolute favorite! A thrift store is an excellent way to find great style that is affordable and fun. Plus your thrifted garment is one of a kind!

2. Only a Few Left This is among one of the more "risky" ways to find original styles, but it's sometimes worth a shot. When you are shopping at a more common retailer it is good to look for racks with only a few of a certain style. This could suggest that the garment was well loved by many buyers
( many could own one just like it) or it could mean the store only ordered a few of them, in which case you're in luck!

3. Make Your Own  Is it a little tricky? Yes. But sometimes it is worth it to buckle down and make some of your own clothes. It will most definitely be original because it's the one and only of it's kind!

4. Garage Sales This one goes somewhat hand in hand with number 1. A garage sale is a wonderful option for original clothing. And of course very affordable! I recently found two dresses at a garage sale- a red sundress and a blue David's Bridal gown for 25 cents a piece! Can't beat that now can you?

5. Re-doing/re-purposing Old Things Some of my older followers may remember how I used to re-do things somewhat often. This would mean taking a garment and completely changing it ( removing sleeves or shortening it). This is a little easier than making your own clothes and very rewarding!

hi-d said...

Great ideas!!! I wish I was good at thrift shopping. I'm always hearing about good deals that people find.

Alexandra Marie said...

Thanks! Yes, you do find wonderful deals!

Delvalina said...

I love everything here! it looks so vintage and I sometimes thrift shopping! :)

Alexandra Marie said...

Thanks :-) It's a great way to find stuff!

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful post! Thank you for the tips. :)

Alexandra Marie said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it :-)

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