It’s Saturday ! Lets begin off by talking about how to shop for jeans at the thrift store. The first thing you should know is that all jeans have been worn so they have been washed and dried a couple of times, so plan on going up a size for the right fit. Sometimes you can get lucky and find a fresh pair of jeans with the tags still attached, now that is what I call a GEM at the thrift. Typically people never try on their clothes before purchasing them at the thrift & that is a big NO NO. I’m going to spare some time for my thrift lovers and tell you my tips and tricks that I use and that are extremely helpful while shopping for jeans.
Tip#1 if the store has no dressing rooms you can insert your elbow in the inside the waistband of the jeans and stretch it until your finger tips touch the other side. Now if you can fit that part of your arm in the jeans with no problem then the jeans should fit. Now if the jeans are to tight and your forcing your hand to fit then lets just try another pair.
Tip#2 take the jeans and wrap the waste band around your neck. If it does not touch with a little access fabric in the back then the jeans are going to be too small. If these tips sound a bit much for you wear some leggings and try the jeans on top of them.
Now the trick to knowing the different cuts of jeans you want is to take the bottom of the jeans, and bring it up towards the knee. Now if it’s wider than the knee you have a boot cut; if it’s the same size of the knee you have your straight leg. Lastly if it’s way smaller than the knee you have skinny leg jeans. This is a great trick to know when shopping for jeans because they all tend to look-alike ! Now sometimes on the inside of the waist band they tell you the style of jeans but not all the times. I hope these tips & tricks are helpful in your thrift trip. I use them when I am tight on time or when I become real lazy.