Second-hand fashion is a booming industry that is predicted to grow globally, faster than some of the major retail giants. The love for second-hand clothing and classy vintage outfits is being driven by an environmentally conscious generation who is tired of wastefulness and unsustainable practices in the fashion industry. So, what makes thrift fashion the new talk of the town? Why the allure of vintage fashion, thrifting and pre-loved clothes is so irresistible for Gen Z and the millennials? Let’s find out!
Anyone who has gone shopping at a mainstream retail store knows that their clothes are mass-produced and the style is generic. There are high chances that you will be caught wearing the same outfit as the next person like a clone. Shopping for pre-loved garments will give you a chance to express your personality through clothing and your style will be unique
and individualistic. From funky retro t-shirts to classy vintage dresses, second-hand shopping can answer all your fashion needs without being drab and repetitive.
Blast from the Past
Fashion can help you relive the past and cherish the charm of days bygone. For a person born in the 2000s, fashion is a means to pay respects to their favourite musicians, artists or their favourite era. They dress up in retro music band t-shirts and vintage tops to feel connected to the past. Second-hand fashion and thrifting make that possible.
Power of Social Media
Social media has opened the doors to celeb secrets and their fashion mantras like never before. Sometimes the only way a normal person can recreate those celeb-inspired looks is through sustainable fashion. Pre-loved clothes and retro collections allow us to save the planet along with saving our wallets, that too in style.
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Y2K fashion took over our lives by storm back in the 2000s. Pop culture and consumerism were the major influences on fashion at that time. So, in a nutshell, Y2K fashion was the exact opposite of sustainability and conscious clothing. Ironically, the Y2K fashion trends are being revived by one of the most eco-conscious generations and the biggest proponents of secondhand shopping—Gen Z. Luckily for them many iconic outfits from that time can be bought second-hand or thrifted from the stores. Here are some tips to reinvent your Y2K fashion aesthetics through inexpensive yet authentic pieces of that era.
Dust off your denim
Though Y2K fashion is known for its infamous low-rise jeans, wide-leg denim was making a statement during that time too. Modern-day Y2K fashion enthusiasts are bringing back the wide-leg denim which looks equally cute with bucket hats and crop tops alike. If you are feeling a little too brave, you can also shop for pre-loved original Y2K low-rise and
boot-cut jeans as well.
It’s a go for Velour
Velvet Velour track sets were all the rage during the 2000s. All the celebrities were wearing them and it became a fashion phenomenon. Activewear is still in trend decades later. Buying them second-hand is the best way to stay fashionable and sustainable at the same time.
Unique urban wear
Be it retro jerseys or graphic t-shirts, urban wear with funky prints had a place of its own in the Y2K fashion hall of fame. Many famous rappers and boy bands had brands of their own which resulted in the popularity of those t-shirts. Today, we can buy retro and vintage t-shirts of that era from any major secondhand clothing store and relive the glory of Y2K fashion.
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Fashion is often reductively seen as an area of interest for women while men are perceived to be indifferent to the allure of fancy clothing. Apart from glamorous red carpets of global film industries and formal meeting rooms of the corporate world, it is rare to see men putting serious thoughts into their outfits. A major reason is that it is often expensive to look fashionable daily. But it is possible to look stylish every day under the budget if you thrift some classy basics.
Formal Shirts Forever
Formal shirts can save your day in case of fashion emergencies. It is an everyday essential for men that are useful as office wear as well as makes them look effortlessly stylish. Second-hand shirts from major fashion brands can be found at almost all thrift stores. Buying a pre-loved formal shirt is the ultimate way to stay trendy and thrifty.
Retro and Vintage T-shirts
Once in a while, all men should tread into the fashion unknown and try something other than their usual shirts and tailored pants. Embracing fashionable prints and going for bold looks with the help of retro and vintage t-shirts will make your tyle edgy for a change.
For the Love of Hoodie!
Hoodies are the ultimate comfort wear for men than can be used to look dapper if you pair them with the right types of denim. Styling activewear and casual outfits like a hoodie are back in trend due to the pop culture influence and celebrity fashion choices. So, no more shame in wearing hoodies as your go-to outfit choice. But they can be quite pricey if you buy them new. Second-hand hoodies will save you money and keep you looking fleek!
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