A clothing swap is a type of swapmeet wherein participants exchange their valued but no longer used clothing for clothing they will use. Clothing swaps are considered not only a good way to declutter and refill one’s wardrobe, but also are considered an act of environmentalism.
My friends and I have been doing clothing swaps for a few years now and it is such a fun way to re-invent your wardrobe without the hassle of driving to the mall, parking, fighting through crowds, and forking over your credit card only to be left with buyers remorse.
Today my friend Yvonne hosted a swap, and like always, it was a fun way to reconnect with friends and walk away with some great new additions to my wardrobe! Afterward I shot this video while sporting some of my new digs. I promise the outfit is much better without the phone that is in my pocket protruding out of my shorts. 🙂
All of the cloths are laid out on the ground and there is a LOT to choose from. Today we all took our time. We stayed pretty organized, but in the past swaps have gotten kinda crazy.
Yvonne put out a full body mirror so we could all try on the cloths in her room and check ourselves. We also get opinions from the other girls so in a way it’s like shopping with lots of feedback!
Then some boys unexpectedly showed up and we tried to accommodate them. I forgot to mention that in the video. Usually boys aren’t invited so the girls can all change comfortably in and out of the cloths. These boys were welcome, though, and we even tried to find cloths for them.
Here is another great pic of a swap success. This dress used to be mine and now she is ROCKING it!
Be Silly. Have Fun!