The rest of the outfit came from a variety of sources – B.T. (Before Thrifting), clothing swap, and ethically-made pieces sold via small businesses. It doesn’t happen very often, but it got me thinking about the pieces in my wardrobe that are not thrifted. What percentage of my closet is thrifted???? In order to answer this question (while successfully avoiding Mount Laundry), I started snapping photos and counting pieces. Following is an expose into the non-thrifted underbelly of my closet – the pieces I would buy all over again and the ones I’m ashamed to have wasted my non-thrift dollars on!
That is about it except for a couple more obligatory tees (Canada tee, hockey team tee) and my Aquatalia boots. By my rough calculations, the non-thrifted portion of my wardrobe represents about 5% or less. Does that surprise you? In a good way or a bad way?!! It surprised me a bit – I was hoping for less than 5% but am satisfied it’s under 10%. After all, six short years ago, my wardrobe was 100% not thrifted! Give me another five years and I bet I can get down to 1%!!! If YOU are a thrifter, how much of your wardrobe is secondhand?!