How do you find inexpensive but classy clothing? Is it possible to look attractive while spending a small amount of money? Are brand name items worth the price or can one stand out while still saving cash?
These are questions that I have heard many young adults pondering. Growing up, I was taught to enjoy well-made clothing but look for deals. One of the best places to find these hidden treasures is at a thrift store or Goodwill.
Perhaps you do not regard shopping as art. However, there is a certain creativity involved in searching for something new, unique, or useful. Choosing between different items not only requires logic but imagination. How will this dress make you look as opposed to that one? What cookie will make your roommates the happiest? Should you spend money on something you trust or take a chance on a new item? All of these choices help you to think outside of the box. Putting together parts of an outfit while clothing shopping especially brings out this creative quality.
Today I challenged myself to go to a Goodwill store with a close friend. My goal was to find several cute but inexpensive outfits and then chose one. Right away, many sweaters and skirts caught my attention. However, I finally narrowed down my choices to a few items.
This activity brought creativity into my life in several ways. First of all, shopping is an art as mentioned above. Secondly, incorporating another person into this activity gave him a chance to use his imagination as well. Having another person participate in creative events can make them more enjoyable. Plus, having him along added the skill of photography to this experience. Finally, learning how to deal with money is not just a boring task; it involves creative thinking. Learning to spend cash wisely while still having fun will be helpful later.
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