Monday, May 11, 2015

Spring/Summer Fashion with Value Village

Shorts: Levis (Value Village) || Crop Top: (Value Village) || Purse: Brighton (Value Village) || Boots: BDG (Value Village) || Sunglasses: (Value Village) || All Jewelry:(Value Village) || Belt: (Value Village) ||

It's no surprise from all my posts how much I love Value Village. I love thrifting and finding unique treasures that no one else will have. I love finding an amazing deal on something, that would normally be double the price in stores. I love spending $50 on an entire outfit. I love knowing that every time I go into a Value Village there won't be the same items that you see in the malls. There is always something new and exciting to find. 
This spring/summer I've been really loving the hippie 70's chic vibe. At Value Village its the perfect place to score this trend, because most of the pieces are vintage and truly from the 70's, which makes it way cooler. This purse is a Brighton purse which usually sells for $250 and up. I paid $9.99 for mine. These Levi's shorts were originally high waisted jeans. I came home and cut them to turn them into shorts. This crop top you can tell is a good quality piece, probably sold in a boutique. I bought it  at Value Village for $7.99. My boots are from Urban Outfitters (BDG) and I bought them for $9.99. You really can't get much better than that.
The most common question I get from people is how I find my pieces. I have had a few friends tell me they can't seem to find any good pieces. The key to sorting through Value Village is to have an open mind, and take your time. I will spend the time, and look through everything. I'm not afraid to go into bigger sizes, sometimes they can surprise you, and fit just right. I can go through a rack pretty quickly now, looking through every piece, and envision what I can and cannot do with each piece. I would also suggest trying things on. When I first started to go to Value Village I only bought accessories, and most of my purses and jewelry are from Value Village. If the clothing aspect overwhelms you, start with accessories and go from there.

-Sydney Hoffman

1 comment:

  1. Great photos and ideas! VV has been my go to place for years, both for my career (teaching) and for my closet. I love the work they do in partnering with Vancouver ECO Fashion Week and their recycling and employment programs. Go Sydney and Go Value Village.