My name is Hannah Be and I am Sacramento’s Sustainable Stylist.
Why do you thrift?
The reason I thrift is to help save your pockets and the earth. I love to thrift because each time I thrift, it is like a treasure hunt!
Favorite thrifted item?
All of my items are my favorite thrifted items. Everything! If I had to pick, it would be my two vintage Hermes scarves that I found for fifty cents each, at a Flea Market!
What do you love about thrifting?
The things I love about thrifting is that I always can find something original and one-of-a-kind! I am a signature stylist and thrifting is a way to help keep my styles original but current. I am an eco-stylist so by thrifting we are help saving the environment!
Favorite Goodwill and why?
My favorite Goodwill is Goodwill on Date Road, Sacramento Ca. You can buy clothing by the pound. Perfect for wholesalers!
Do you feel like thrifting enhances your style and why?
Yes, thrifting enhances my style because I find pieces from the past and bring them back to life. As a sustainable stylist thrifting helps me teach people how to dress fashionably in recycled garments
When did you start thrifting?
Over 10 years ago
What is your favorite season for fashion?
Winter is my favorite fashion season to thrift because you have an opportunity to layer up and showcase your style in many ways. I believe in head to toe fashion, winter and fall are the best seasons to achieve a polished and chic look from head to toe.
Describe your personal style?
My personal style is eclectic, one-of-a-kind, it’s signature style. I love everything from color, textures, patterns and bold prints. The bigger the print the better!
What is your thrift store strategy? Do you spend a lot of time and go through everything? Do you go for a specific item each trip? How do you stay on track?
My thrift store strategy is to take my time and sift through every piece. I don’t want to miss anything in between the racks. If you are impatient and don’t want to spend the time to look for interesting pieces than thrifting is probably not for you. I stay on track by scheduling times and dates to visit certain stores and I give myself time to look for pieces.
Favorite fashion tip?
My favorite fashion tip is to wear pieces that reflect your personality! Confidence is your best accessory!
How do you avoid buying something that is the wrong size or that you don’t need?
I always buy sizes up or down. This is great because this gives you an opportunity to upcycle the piece. You can make an oversized shirt into a fitted dress. That’s why I love thrifting because you can save the earth through fashion.