Handbag – Bootsale – £1 Silk Scarf – Bootsale – 20p
It became quite apparent to me, whilst strolling through Topshop on Oxford St, London (I literally get lost in there) that a lot of the things on sale for stupidly high prices, could be found at a fraction of the cost in charity shops all over the UK. I still have a very love-hate relationship with Topshop…
Affordable fashion? Really?
Unique? Not Always. Every girl & their mum has the same item.
Overall it’s pretty hit and miss, and i go through phases of wanting things from there, and then I go back to dissliking it again. If they dropped their prices slightly, I might be more inclined. Although the point of this post is not to go into detail about Topshop, it’s simply to highlight other places you can grab similar things, for much, much less. This winter, I have mainly bought my jumpers and cardigans from Charity Shops. The prices in high street stores of winter clothing always shocks me. Especially if you want quality. I have had a bit of an obsession with 80’s batwing jumpers. I wear them with leggings, or shorts, or a bandeau skirt.
Top photo: left – Batwing Jumper bought from Brick Lane for £5, Right – Cardigan from Charity shop for £6
Bottom photo: Vintage Beaded tops L-R – Charity Shop £5, Ebay £6
I’m also a big fan of the beaded “granny chic” evening tops. You don’t really see anything similar on the high street the best place to find them is Charity shops and Ebay. I like to wear them with leggings. Just something a bit more exciting and different for a night out or evening do ;)
Top left photo: Both jumpers from a Charity shop, £3 & £4
Bottom left photo: Chairty shop again, £5 & £4
Mohair coat/jacket – Charity Shop £5
The mohair coat was such a find, I absolutely love it with my military boots and a messy updo, and it kept me warmer on minus freezing days than any other coats I own. I really can’t encourage you enough to check out the Charity shops and bootsale’s for vintage items, be it clothing or accessories. Even if none of this is your style, you will find something,to suit you and it’s somehow a lot more satisfying.