Iesha Gilchrist has become my new inspiration, as she’s the Queen Bey of thrift shopping.
Growing up poor taught me a lot about survival, surprisingly it also taught me to slay.
Each school year I had a strict back-to-school budget, and I learned at an early age how to dress well for less. I spent summers scouring thrift stores with my favorite aunts, but I never came back to school bragging about it. I think there was a fear of being picked on for something else other than just being “weird.”
If only I would have had the “Beyoncé” of Thrift back then to empower me!
I would have told anyone with jokes: “If you can’t dress, just say that.”
This is why I love Iesha Gilchrist and what she does with thrift shopping. She is literally the Thrift Queen of Social media. She teaches women and girls how to thrift creatively, revealing her style secrets free to followers.
“What makes Gilchrist stand out from the rest are her bold reel transitions, styling techniques, and unique thrift shop finds (she’s been thrifting for 14 years),” Refinery29 said in a story about her. “And while fast fashion has gained popularity over the last decade, Gilchrist’s content inspires you to be both sustainable and creative when styling yourself.”
@ThriftnTell has become one of my favorite content creators, periodt! Check out some of her most iconic fashion moments below: