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?
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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