We've always talked about the stylish yet cheap finds one can chance upon in the ukay-ukay. That said, ending up with quality pieces that both fit your style and account for your taste—amongst a throng of seemingly endless clothes—isn't exactly a walk in the park. It takes time, a whole lot of patience, and the sheer willpower to go through racks and racks of random items in order to find what you're looking for. There's also the importance of dressing comfortably, and having started thrifting at a young age. Vlogger Jean Dalida knows these all too well.
In fact, Jean's Facebook post recently went viral as she demonstrated the difference between her ukay shopping looks versus her looks wearing her ukay finds. Imagine her braving the ukay in full-on baggy pambahay clothes and zero makeup, then transforming her less than 100-peso finds into double tap-worthy OOTDs. She proves that you don't need to spend your whole month's savings on a designer item just to look stylish. "Who would have thought na you’re wearing P10-120 OOTD? No one, when you wear your ukay OOTD confidently," her post reads. "Let me tell you this again: It’s not about the pricetag but how you wear and style your ukay clothes!"
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Check out the rest of Jean's inspiring OOTD transformations below, featuring clothes she bought purely from the ukay. She even shared with us some thrift-shopping tips!