|Jade loves her secondhand thrift stores. Shown shopping the racks at Thrift Town.|
|First-rate street style comes from second-hand clothing.|
I met Jade over the clothing racks at the El Camino location of Thrift Town. She was shopping with her grandmother. We exchanged admiration over our outfits, and noted that both were 100% thrifted, A Sacramento native and former fashion student, Jade now studies Literature and Art in North Carolina, where she assures me, the thrift stores are pretty amazing. I get the feeling she REALLY likes to thrift shop.
When asked about what inspires her fashion, she says simply:" music." She plays it as she dresses and an outfit emerges. "You should have seen me in my Lady Gaga phase," she laughs. "If I'm listening to Katy Perry, it's something fun and colorful; if it's Slipknot, I'll be wearing dark colors, maybe wear something more androgynous. I definitely dress to express."
While no stranger to fast fashion stores, (she mentions Forever 21 as a place where she buys some of her accessories and tights," she says pointedly "if it's not from the Goodwill, it's probably something from my grandma's closet." It's a good thing her grandma is a snappy dresser.
(text and photos: Bella Q)