Summer is well and truly upon us, and this humidity can only mean one thing…it’s festival season!

Given the small fortune you have to fork out for festival entry, there may not be much left over to purchase a perfect ensemble that will see you through from day to night.

But never fear, the thrift stores are here!

Click through the gallery for outfit inspiration with looks from as little as $6, sourced from op shops across Australia and New York.

To find the thrift stores nearest you, use Never Ever Pay Retail’s opshop locator.

Here are some tips on what to look for…

  • Denim is a key ingredient for any festival outfit
  • Find a chambray or plaid shirt to tie around your waist for after sundown when things get fresh
  • Fedoras and vintage sunglasses will complete any ensemble
  • Flats are the footwear of choice for staying power. Search for sandals, boots or good old gumboots in case of wet weather
  • Travel light with a small tote or vintage satchel you can sling across your body

Happy hunting!

Share your favourite thrift stores with us in the comments below…

Models: Georgia Mcardle & Izzie Angus
Photographer: Hannah Klose
Photographer Assistant: Taylah Smith