When you hear second-hand clothing, do you find yourself turning your nose up at it? There’s a common misconception that second-hand clothing is old, tired and just ghastly. However, there are many benefits to having second-hand clothing in your wardrobe. Here are some of the reasons to be thankful the next time you’re given a hand-me-down or go shopping at the charity shops.
They’re Cheap to Buy
Second-hand clothing is extremely cheap to buy. In fact, it can be free depending on where you get it from. Being worn before doesn’t mean that it doesn’t look good. They’re items that people want to get rid of because they won’t wear again for whatever reason. In some cases, the items are worn once and just sit in the wardrobe collecting dust.
Easy for DIY Projects
The clothes that are slightly old and worn can work out great for DIY projects or work clothes. If you’re an artist, you’ll look for clothes that you don’t mind getting paint all over.
When you work on cars, you’ll want something that can get oily and greasy. The second-hand clothes are great for avoiding damaging your own items.
Renew Your Wardrobe
You’ll soon find a new lease of life with new clothes. The second-hand items give you new ideas for how to wear something, or will give you a new style that you’ve never tried before.
No One With the Same Outfit
Just think about it. When you buy from the store, you’ll find others buying the same items.
You could turn up to a party wearing exactly the same dress, top or whole outfit! When you go wearing something second-hand, it is very unlikely someone else will have the same outfit. The only risk is if they bought the item last season and still enjoy wearing it, but the chances of that happening are low.
Better for Redesigning
Do you love making your clothes or redesigning your current wardrobe? There is always the risk that you’ll damage something, especially when starting out. It doesn’t matter too much when it’s a second-hand item. You didn’t pay as much for it, and it may even be something someone gave you that you really don’t like. You’re more likely to take risks that could really pull off.
Get the Vintage Look
It’s a quick and easy way to get the vintage look. There are now plenty of people spending a fortune on modern day vintage styles. However, you could pull something out of your parents’ wardrobe and recreate it yourself.
Just think about the heads you’ll turn when you’re wearing that authentic 70s top at the 70s themed night, while everyone else has their make-do modern day twists.
You’re More Ecological Friendly
There is a major emphasis on going “green.” The governments around the world want people to stop wasting energy and to be more environmentally friendly.
This is what happens when you opt for second-hand clothing. They don’t need to be made again, so the factories aren’t creating as much pollution.