I do a lot of thrift store/clothing exchange/consignment store shopping, because I save my money to buy investment wardrobe pieces.
Now, I've been told by random people (friends, acquaintances, and even few strangers) that I have great fashion sense. HOWEVER, I don't necessarily feel that myself. Basically, I just buy clothes based on 1. how they look and fit on me, and 2. what appeals to me. I always second guess myself when I get dressed, but IDK if it's just me being OCD or what.
So, for you more experienced sartorial hounds, how do you know if the second hand clothes you're buying and wearing are /fa/ and not making you look dated and/or weird? Know what I mean?
thats a good question man, and im not sure theres really an answer. i dont think style and fashion sense is really something that can be taught. i guess on a basic level it can be, but some ppl just have a knack for going into a thrift store, and they can throw together an outfit that look great. other ppl just end up looking like shit. it hard to put your finger on. when i was in high school, ppl pointed at me and laughed, and said "look, he bought all of his clothes from thrift stores! hes poor! " it was true, i did buy all my clothes from thrift stores. but thats not the desired result. you dont want to look like you just walked out of a thrift store. its hard to explain.
Yeah, I guess that's why I asked.
Like I said, I've had a lot of people tell me the love my outfits/fashion sense/whatever, but I personally have self doubt about it, but then again, I'm pretty OCD.
I had to have surgery a few months ago, and even the nurses were telling me the loved the outfit I wore to the fucking SURGERY CENTER, which was.....weird. But probably 75% of my wardrobe is second-hand, with the exception of jeans, some shoes, and more "investment" pieces.