Often people want to match the clothes they are wearing. However, it is becoming more acceptable to mix and match colors and prints. Thrifting can be such an amazing space for people to learn how to color-block items. Why?

1. Affordability

Fun color blocking can be an expensive thing to do. For many people, however, using thrift stores to find looks and pieces to color block with can be inexpensive. This makes color blocking something attainable for the average person.

When I color block, I seek out thrift stores first. I am able to be creative and find things I love without stressing that I am going to break the bank. The affordability allows me to create not just one outfit but sometimes several at once. Can you say, slaying responsibly?

2. Many creative options

Thrift stores have several color schemes and do not adhere to simply the trends at the moment. This makes the ability to color block effectively easy. Unlike Department stores where you have to hope that trendy items exist that you like; in thrift stores, you get to create the trends of your own. It is so freeing and allows you to find things you love.

As a person who hates trends, thrifting has opened a world of possibilities for me when I do things like color blocking. Color blocking is such a fun experience and thrifting allows you to enhance that fun. Thrifting gives a creative spin to trends of late like color blocking!

3. Inclusive Sizing

Thrifting also allows persons of variant body types to color block effectively. By having items that include almost everyone, trends like color blocking are not exclusive to only a few body types. Thrifting makes it simple and less stressful to feel included in trends like color blocking. I know as a plus-size, nonbinary person, I often feel too big to wear certain things or have anxiety looking for trend pieces. Yet, thrifting has wiped those fears away! Do overlook thrifting to find the perfect color-blocked piece for you!

About our fabulous guest blogger:

Xavier (Zay) is a fashion educator who teaches people how to Slay Responsibly when it comes to handbags, fashion, pre-loved items, and brands. He helps people realize they have more power when it comes to handbags and luxury than they think. Zay lives in the Washington, DC area, is a P.h.D student studying strategic communication, identifies as nonbinary, and is self-proclaimed baghead!