Style + Gear

Heading into August might seem like the death toll of summer to some, but here at Cat Footwear, we know there’s still almost two months of summer left. While yes, that can mean more work on the boat, the yard, and cleaning sand out of every nook and cranny, that also means there’s warm nights with a cold drink, backyard parties with friends, and beach trips left in your future.

Maybe the months of June and July have you taking a look at your budget for this summer and wondering just how many drinks you bought when you went out with your friends. Don’t worry, we’re right there with you. With so much of summer to still dress for, you might want a fresh look to change up the clothes you’ve been living in for the majority of days and nights this season.

With National Thrift Shop day on August 17th, what better way to celebrate than show you how to get the cool outfits you see everyone wear around town, but for a lot less than what they’re paying?

With apps and sites like GrailedPoshmark, and the classics like Ebay, making it increasingly easy to shop online for thrifted clothes, you really never have to leave your couch to discover those hard-to-get finds. But if you do like the in-person search, your local Goodwill and thrift stores are still great to do some digging.

If you’re like most people, you might feel lost and not sure where to start when thrifting.

Here’s our tips:

  1. Figure out what you like  as far as brands you are drawn to and what styles you are looking for before you leave the house. With the amount of clothing available, it can be hard to find something you love if you aren’t searching with an idea in your head first.
  2. Jeans and t-shirts are a good start if you don’t know where to look. You can usually find a graphic tee that you can style with your normal looks. With most jeans being durable enough to last a lifetime, you can feel better about buying something that will be decent quality. And jeans can always be cut into shorts!
  3. Look for unique pieces. The whole point of thrift shopping (besides the saving $$), is that you can find items that are different from what everyone in the mall and online is selling new. Branch out and who knows, maybe you’ll find your own personal style!

Happy Thrifting!

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