Hi! My name is Xochitl from Coyote Creates. I’m a full-time musician also involved in styling & activism. Thrifting is important because it proves that you can feel & look great without breaking your bank. When people look their best, people feel their best. If everybody felt confident and empowered could you imagine what a different place the world would be? Thrifting is crucial because fast fashion supports child labor, physical abuse on their employees, and destroys the environment. Do some research on how much water is used to make your t-shirt. Learn how many pounds of clothes go into landfills. Become educated on your clothing!
Why do you thrift?
I thrift to allow my creativity to shine.
Favorite thrifted item?
What do you love about thrifting?
I love thrifting because it allows you to think outside the box. All styles, colors, sizes are available. Get creative! DIY.
Favorite Goodwill and why?
West Sac! I always find the best sweaters.
Do you feel like thrifting enhances your style and why?
Yes! I’m allowed to change my style as much as I want and my bank account doesn’t hate me. I try different styles I otherwise wouldn’t have in a retail store.
When did you start thrifting?
I started thrifting when I was 14 and found my love for styling. I could change styles and outfits on a high school budget.
What is your favorite season for fashion?
FALL! Ugly Sweaters, Oversized jackets, big purses.
Describe your personal style?
Vintage, Classic, Boss b*tch.
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?
Take your time. Don’t wear clothes that are difficult to take on and off, you’ll be trying on a lot of stuff! Thrifting takes time, digging through each rack.
Favorite fashion tip?
Fit is EVERYTHING! You can buy a $1,000 dollar dress but if it doesn’t fit right, it looks cheap.
How do you avoid buying something that is the wrong size or that you don’t need?
Try it on. Things might fit different because they have been washed and worn. Envision what you will be wearing the piece with. Can I see myself wearing this within the week? Month? Is it practical? If not, I don’t need it. Somebody else will love it more.