When curating my last post for Fashion Revolution, I got thinking about the charity shop items I ended up wearing the most. Towards the end of the last year, it was my Sue Ryder, black jumpsuit. Looking back it seems to have been the most unexpected items I end up wearing the most. My top tip for charity shopping is always to be open minded. Expect the unexpected. The paisley, long shirt I initially thought I would struggle to pair with things but actually went with so many outfits. The brown, stiletto boots which filled the ‘comfortable, but dressy boots’ gap in my wardrobe. The dark green velvet kimono which adds a little dressiness to even the scruffiest of outfits. These all turned out to be some of my absolute favourites which initially I had um-ed and ah-ed about in the shop. Apprehensive they would be one-off items and I would fall out of love with them. I feel as though this full length, green shirt is another such item. Having picked it up as part of my video for the #FoundinOxfam campaign, I thought I would wear it when I was tanned (which is 2 weeks in the average year) or when I went out for a little evening out (which is 5 evenings in the average year). However, I found it was the perfect cover-up to throw on to complete most of my staple outfits. With a bit of red lipstick and I was ready to go-go.
To see what else I picked up in Oxfam you can see the video here. And if you buy anything in Oxfam (which I fully support, ahem), share it on Twitter and Instagram using #FoundinOxfam so I can have a little nose!