The Guaranteed Thrift-Store Win You Need To Start Looking For

Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
Thrift stores can be intimidating, if you're not the kind of person whose idea of a Happy Place involves routinely coming across used Kleenex. But, there's a lot of treasure in thrift stores, and knowing that is enough to give devoted shoppers the patience to weed through hundreds of duds for that one special thing. But, what if we told you that there's actually a loophole? That, even if you don't have the constitution for hardcore thrifting, that there's one item that's bountifully available in most thrift stores, and you don't have to look that hard to find a good one?
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Let us introduce you to the glory of the Hawaiian shirt. Blouse-y, colorful, and ubiquitous, these Aloha shirts are cheap little thrills that the fashion set's been indulging in. Worn with denim, other clashing prints, and as "summer jackets" over bralettes and tanks, these shirts were an MVP of this past Fashion Week. Click through to see a few in action, and see how expert buttoning techniques can be the difference between Dad on Vacation and Street Style Bait.
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Wear it unbuttoned and tucked into a high-waisted skirt.
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Take advantage of how blouse-y these shirts can be, and choose one button on top to keep things closed, while the ends flap free.
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Here, the shirt's been pulled off the shoulders a little to create a glam, robe-like effect.
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Clash your Aloha prints, and make your own out-of-the-house PJ set.
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A few fashion-forward accessories will help you look like you're pulling off a new trend, instead of on an afternoon excursion from your cruise ship.
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The half-tuck is going to be your secret weapon.
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