Last year, I continued to pottle about charity shops. I continued to favour them for their uniqueness, value and sheer bloody amazing-ness. I also continued to favour my existing second-hand purchases.
One of those second-hand outfits I reached for again and again consisted of the dress I picked up from Crisis (in Archway) with my old denim jacket from Oxfam. Looking back over my Instagram to see if I had any sort of theme (I don’t), I saw this outfit pop up a fair few number of times. Plus or minus a few layers depending on the time of the year. Come early January 2018, I left the house in this exact outfit. The one I had favoured throughout 2017.
I have always thought that Lucy Siegle’s 30 Wear Challenge was a bloody great idea. When purchasing an item from either the high-street or a second-hand shop, I always try to think how I can wear the piece. Will it vaguely go with the shoes/coats/hats I already have? With a comfortable patterned dress, such as this one, I’m always pretty sure I’ll be able to get those 30 wears (at least) by layering it with a roll-neck for the winter and by chucking it on with a pair of sandals in the summer.
To discover more outfits that have been worn over and over, head to Eco Age’s Instagram page to find out more about using and browsing the #30Wears hashtag. It’s a good’un.