04 July, 2015

One High-Street Item: 4 Charity Shop Looks

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The Denim Shorts

A while back a friend and I were discussing why she doesn't enjoy shopping in charity shops (which is obz a favourite pastime of mine). She said that she finds high-street shops so much easier/fuss-free as they display their items neatly in a window display/section of the shop as part of a whole outfit.

Whenever I'm browsing in treasure shops (that's a charity shop) I almost always pick up items and think two things. One, 'this would look brilliant with a tan'. Two, 'this would go perfectly with a pair of denim cut-offs'. Since I only have a tan for around three weeks of the year (if I'm lucky) I should probably quit thinking the first of these thoughts. However, the second thought is just fine! I think you can pair so many charity shop items with denim cut-offs and be suitably summer ready so here are a few of my favourite recent charity shop purchases and how I have styled them with my denim shorts.

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The Kimono Dupe

I've done this before and I'll do it again. Kimono's can be a fair few quid so charity shop duplicates are perfect. I picked up this button down dress a few weeks ago in Oxfam and, as well as wearing it as a dress, I have also been wearing it open with a high-neck black t-shirt (also Oxfam), black denim cut-offs and a big ol' stack of rings. Not only does this kimono dupe stop unnecessary sunburn, it also prevents that plastic chair sticking to your legs and leaving a print on the back of legs which happens too often for my liking when denim short wearing.

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The One with the Shirt

I have purchased more shirts from charity shops than I have any other item of clothing. I wear shirts with everything from a big jumper and boots for those pesky cooler days (which are almost impossible to imagine as I sit here eating ice-cubes in a desperate attempt to cool down) to denim shorts for these bloomin' baking summer days. I picked this M&S shirt up from my local Oxfam a few weeks ago and I kinda love it a lot already. I love that it is sheer but in a dark, fairly grungy fabric. The lipstick I have been wearing it is a deep red colour called Wicked from Topshop. I have also been piling on the rings when wearing this shirt because - well, I just love too many rings :)



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That 90's Blazer

Colourful, light and vintage inspired. This blazer is the perfect cover-up to throw over and jazz up even the simplest of outfits. I have worn it a lot over my staple outfit of an Oxfam shirt and denim cut-offs but I also don't think you can go wrong when chucking this blazer on over dresses/skirts or with trousers - versatility at it's best :) I love to wear this particular outfit with the biggest hooped earrings and my go-to red lipstick for a good ol' natter over drinks with friends on a beautiful summer evening. 

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The Alternative Party Outfit

With the days currently warm and the evenings light I have been enjoying a few nights out with friends and cocktails. This jumper/sleeveless roll-neck combo has been perfect for such evenings. This outfit if the perfect alternative 'night-out' outfit for those who are less fond of the flowery summer dress. The jumper is lightweight and sparkly so it's my absolute favourite for this super-duper heatwave we've been experiencing! 
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  1. I absolutely love all of these looks! The charity shops near me just aren't that great. If I'm lucky i'll find the odd jumper but I end up having to pop into London if I actually want to find a nice charity shop find.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah no that's a shame! Keep looking just in case ;-) London charity shops are good :-)

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  2. Love these items !!

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  3. These all look so great! Nothing like a good charity shop find!
    Bella xx
    http://sincerelyisabella.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thank you! Haha definitely agree with you there ;-) x

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  4. Ooh I love love these looks! The sparkly jumper is ah-may-zing (no seriously)! I remember going on a massive charity shop hunt a couple of years ago and it's really fun - but so tiring!

    Cherie x
    sinonym

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    1. Ah thank you! So glad you like it! Haha definitely tiring - I like to think of it as my cardio exercise for the week! X

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  5. Love this post! Whenever I go charity shopping, from now on I'll remember to think that I can wear pretty much any of it with a pair of denim shorts.

    www.chloxlla.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Definitely can't go wrong with a pair of denim shorts :-) x

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  6. That kimono is amazing!! I'm so bad at charity shopping I can never find anything!

    www.saltandchic.com // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. Thank you! Ah keep looking - you never know when something amazing will turn up on the rails :-) x

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