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Trendsetter Tuesday: Thrift Shop Style

With the increased awareness of environmental sustainability circulating throughout popular culture, shoppers of fast-fashion brands have begun to second-guess their shopping habits. Recently, sustainable fashion movements have gained attention among fashion-conscious individuals for their strong focus on ecological integrity. Although fast fashion brands such as Zara, H&M, and Nasty Gal are extremely popular among trend-conscious Collegiettes who are shopping on a budget, thrift shopping can be equally as trendy and cheap AF (yes please!) 

 

Over the weekend, Kate Ricciuti ’20, Marissa Foster ’20, and I visited Olive My Stuff, a thrift store in Fairfield, to check out their trendy thrift pieces. While there, we styled some ~super chic~ outfits! Here are some of our fav looks:  

 

1.Kate tried on a super trendy vintage Havana jacket—perfect for fall and a definite fashion statement. 

 

 

 

2.Marissa rocked a chic Cupcakes Jacket over a super on-trend Brandy Melville cheetah tube top paired with everyone’s favorite—Free People jeans!

 

 

 

3.I styled a look consisting of trendy Free People denim paired with a super edgy vintage army green jacket. 

 

 

 

During our thrift shopping experience, we all mutually agreed that shopping second-hand could be equally as trendy as shopping fast fashion brands. Not only does thrift shopping offer a unique and trend-forward experience, it guarantees affordability while doing good for the environment at the same time—what more could you want?! Keep in mind shopping thrift next time you’re in the mood to shop, and be sure to check out Olive My Stuff located in downtown Fairfield!

 

Shae Cronin is a recent class of 2020 graduate from Fairfield University where she majored in Communication and double minored in Graphic Design and Public Relations. Throughout her four years at Fairfield, Shae served as a Contributing Writer as well as Trendsetter Tuesday Writer for HCFU. Along with her involvement in Her Campus, Shae has interned with The Impression, Kerri Rosenthal, and Michele Marie PR. She has a great sense of editing, writing, marketing and graphic design as well as strong interpersonal skills. She enjoys tacos, traveling, and everything fashion. Follow Shae on Instagram @shaecronin13 and check out her personal style blog: https://styledbyshae.com !
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