There’s nothing wrong with altering your fashion to be what you like nor is there shame in shopping at thrift stores. I honestly, prefer thrift stores and mom & pop shops over the corporate shops. Not only when it comes to fashion, but music as well. I don’t know why people are ashamed of these shops. They are very homey to me. Granted, that I have struggled all my life to obtain everything I own.
Check out your local thrift stores and become a D.I.Y. person. Not only do you save the governmental cabbage, but you expand your horizons and open up your creativity!