A compact-y outfit is used or recycled, from Goodwill, a thrift store, a consignment shop, ebay, Craigslist, a yard sale, or anywhere else you find used clothing.
Today’s model is Larry, back for a repeat performance on Thrifty Threads. Larry’s wife Hilda is a longtime reader and they have both been featured in the past, as well as their grandson Mitchell. Click here to read Hilda’s post, here for Larry’s other appearance, and here to see their 13-year-old grandson Mitchell in his very hip thrift store finds.
I love this shirt Larry bought while he and Hilda were out “yard sale-ing,” which they often do on Saturday mornings. Larry found this Caribbean shirt for just $1, and knew right away it was a keeper. Hilda says he’s getting an eye for nice shirts and was very proud of this find, plus he already had slacks to match it.
My husband has a black version of this shirt and loves to wear it to summer parties. Larry, you look great! And who’d believe that shirt only cost a dollar. What a fantastic find! Thanks so much for sharing that photo!
Hilda brings up a good point, which is that when you’re shopping secondhand you do need to develop an eye for nice things. You have to look through a lot of junk and be able to spot a rose among the thorns. Sometimes I don’t have the patience, which is why most of my secondhand shopping so far has been done at a consignment shop with a modest inventory, and our annual clothing swap.
Thanks Larry for being a Thrifty Threads model again! Readers, it’s your turn. Put on your favorite secondhand outfit, snap a photo, and send it to me at email@example.com. Please put Thrifty Threads in the subject line. Don’t be shy, we all love to see your fabulous finds. And all ages and sizes are welcome.
Please share your best secondhand shopping tips and compliments for Larry in the Comments section.