Thrifting isn’t just a great way to save money and the environment, it’s also a way to tap into your creativity.
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When you’re shopping at Goodwill or Housing Works, you’ve got limited options. So it only makes sense you would have to use some ingenuity when it comes to building a wardrobe. It’s not uncommon for thrifters to wear their pieces in unconventional ways.
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Iesha Gilchrist thrifts so much she has two TikTok accounts where she shares her secondhand finds. The stylish mom is pretty much a pro upcycler. Gilchrist flexed her serious skills when she showed how she turned a simple wrap skirt into three different looks — no sewing involved.
She picked up a $5 wrap skirt with a red and blue patchwork print. For the first outfit, Gilchrist wore it as intended. To create a second look, she tied the skirt around her neck. Then she pinned the rest in place to create an asymmetrical halter dress with a low-cut bust.
For her last ensemble, she pinned the wrap skirt to make a mini tube dress that would be perfect for a night out. Three outfits for $5 is a whole lot of bang for your buck.
“The way your mind works is amazing,” someone commented.
“Wow,” another person said.
“The definition of ‘limit yourself and lose yourself,'” a user wrote.
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