By Gladys Oliva |Staff Writer|
There are quite a few thrift stores in the San Bernardino county and with winter right around the corner students are seeking to put together a trendy outfit for a reasonable cost.
Thrift stores are usually filled with books, antiques, furniture and most importantly, clothing that contains several color tones and fashion trends at very low prices.
Thrifting can be fun and bring out your creative side while hunting for an outfit. “Thrift stores aren’t the only place I shop at but I enjoy going there for fun. I always find stylish and affordable things that I can wear,” said student Lauren Sanchez.
Both Versace and Christian Dior, added fur jackets to their runway while Valentino and Elie Saab brought us fashionable turtlenecks. Aside from those clothing items, we also saw cozy cardigans and coats from other high-end brands.
For example, Balenciaga showed a navy blue winter outfit on their runway, they presented this same color tone in both New York and Paris. Another color that is being used on the runaways by brands like Gucci and Saint Laurent is Red shades ranging from burgundy, carmine, crimson and scarlet.
Although these items of clothing sound tempting to purchase, most students are not able to afford these high-end brands.
In Deseret Industries, which is located in Fontana, I was able to put a trendy outfit, similar to the vibrant, trending styles; together for only under $20.
“Deseret Industries” is a Thrift Store and donation center combined in one that contain lots of colors that are seen on the runway.
I myself, had a difficult time finding a trendy outfit that was inspired from the runway’s color tones.
As time went by I was able to find the right outfit which consisted of an over-sized turtle neck sweater that cost $5.
Since all nude outfits are trending right now, especially for designer, Ralph Lauren. I decided to add a nude pair of cropped pants in addition to the nude turtle neck. The pants had a total cost of $5 as well.
In the end, I topped it off with some nude open toe heels, jewelry, and a cross body bag. Overall, the outfit cost $10 which was even more affordable than I thought it would be.
Something that perhaps would’ve cost over $1,000 from the runway cost $10 at a thrift store.
I would have to agree with student Sonia Ramirez who stated, “Although you have to search for good pieces of clothing, the feeling in the end is worth it. You get to take a look back and say that you came up with that outfit and the best part of it is that it saves you double the money.”