Real Body Style: Thrift Shopping 101

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August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day, and if anyone can tell us how to handle racks and racks of secondhand styles, it’s Sandee Joseph. The fashion blogger showed off her chic thrifted outfit and gave some of her best shopping advice for real body women.

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First off, don't be intimidated if you're not a size 2. Thrift shops are swimming with three things you should always aim for: blazers, skirts, and blouses. "They're the easiest pieces to add to your wardrobe," she says.

Second, don’t be afraid of hitting up the men’s section for a great button-down, especially if you’re busty. “I have the issue of button down shirts that gap in the middle, so I’ll go to the men’s department and get myself a white blouse,” she says. “Roll it at the sleeves, belt it, pop up the collar, make it cool. Add some chains to it to make it more feminine.”

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Another tip? Befriend the salespeople. Sandee says she’s gotten close with the employees at her favorite shops, and it’s paid off big time. “They’ll e-mail me or shoot me a text to say something came in,” she says. “I’ll be like ‘I’ll be there tomorrow, hold it!’”

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