There is no shame in the thrifting game. There can be some really great pieces at a thrift shop. You can always get a bunch of old t shirts and make them into crop tops and muscle tees as well. Best part is that each shirt might cost you only two dollars. Also, if you really like the more grunge look the flannels at the thrift store are usually only about five dollars instead of the $20 at another retail store. Who doesn’t love that price, and if wearing someone else’s clothes bother a bit just wash it before you wear it. Wash it however many times you feel the need too because thrifting is something that everyone should do at least once.
See you can have that top and pay your bills. You just need some patience when going to these stores, because there are some not so great pieces. But at the same time you can find some great treasures from these stores. Patience is key so on your next shopping day instead of a boutique check out Goodwill instead.