New clothes make many happy but for me, retro, old, vintage, ‘dead lef’, ‘ole bruk’, those worn by persons many decades before I was thought of, excite me, overwhelm and fill me with joy.
Clearly, I love thrifting.
Recently, I strolled into a thrift shop, in Mandeville, Jamaica, and no sooner had I entered I started digging through mountains and hangers of second handed treasures. I dug through piles of old, dusty clothes. I Sneezed. Paused. Continued on my task. Nothing spoke to me and I was disappointed until my friend who accompanied me pointed to a perfectly tailored suit.
I was in love!
But there was only one problem it was a suit tailored for a man.
I bought it, and for less than US $30, JM$3,000 dollars at that.
I’ve been having a ball styling it, and today I’ll share four ways I’ve done so with you.