fashion ‘I outsourced my op-shopping to a professional. Here’s how it went.’ Isabella Ross

Op shopping tips from the expert.

1. Shop for colour.

“So many of the charity shops now have their garments colour coded, and also organised by size, which is amazing. Use it to your advantage,” she notes.

So if like me you despise the colour purple… not looking at the select purple section will save you time and energy.

2. Go in with a vision. 

You never know what you’re going to get with thrifting – that’s the fun of it. But instead of going in blind (which can feel a little overwhelming) Courtney recommends having a list of items you would like to be on the lookout for, as a means of inspiration.

“Manifesting doesn’t hurt either, going in with an idea of what you’re looking for. It doesn’t mean that you will necessarily find it immediately, but it goes help narrow down the search, rather than you buying a bunch of jeans that you actually don’t need.”

3. Take your time.

Op shopping is an art form. It takes patience and consideration.

“It is time-consuming, so I would say it’s important that you keep that in mind when going off to op shop. If you can, try not to rush through the racks either – going through each piece methodically will mean you’re more likely to find a hidden gem,” she explains. 

But if you happen to be a bit time and energy poor like me, then outsourcing your op shopping is a lot of fun too. 

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