I had a chance to review my most worn winter clothes, when I was replacing them in my new wardrobe.
They are pieces of which I never tire, the colours are easy to match, and they make getting dressed each day easy and effortless.
I thought I’d write about why I reach for them so often – and what they have in common.
4 out of 5 of them are second hand.
The skirt I got from a charity shop in a neighbouring village – it’s a classic pencil skirt, very easy to style, looks smart and is great for work. It goes with so many different tops and looks quite dressed up with a jacket.
I love the dress – especially the colour. That was from a charity shop in my own village. It’s a statement piece when worn by itself because of the colour and the cut is beautiful too. Under a jacket, it looks like a bright skirt.
The top is from the same charity shop. I picked it up, tried it on and decided I didn’t really need a grey top so I put it back. Then the trim around the neckline and sleeves made me pause – it was quite a nice detail and dressed up an otherwise very plain grey top.
The bag, which I wrote previously about here, I got second-hand from eBay. I angsted quite a while over this one but the cost per wear already is small and shrinking every day.
I bought the boots at a discount store and they are fabulous – they feel like slippers at this stage, the heel is stacked so very comfortable and they go with everything – trousers, jeans, skirts, my knitted dress ….
This is an area into which I’m trying to branch out more. After hearing about it so much, I finally watched the documentary The True Cost last year. You can’t watch that and not want to do something different. So I resolved to shop second-hand a lot more.
Shopping in charity shops is also very low risk. If something doesn’t work out, I’ll have donated some money to a fantastic charity. If it does work out, then I feel glad that it’s such a sustainable way of shopping – and I’ll have donated to a fantastic charity! It’s a win-win!
It’s an area that’s still relatively new to me so I’d love to hear what experience you have of this? All comments gratefully received. Have a great week 😊