I love style and shopping but and have found over the years that vintage and slow fashion pieces are my most cherished fashion possessions. Here are 16 pieces of fashion that I’ve been given or that have been bought from vintage stores or from charity shops. Slow fashion is on the rise and we should all rise with it.
A blue vintage dress bought for £6 that I wore a lot over summer, and a black mini dress made by my mum and myself. We really used the most simple pattern to create this dress.
Another vintage dress bought at the same time as the one above, again for £6 and wore so much over summer and is so comfortable. Some awesome Liz Claiborne trousers that i’m yet to wear but bought from a Red Cross store.
A vintage mens Ralph Lauren shirt snapped from a vintage store in Southampton. A beautiful dark blue daisy print dress bought from a charity stop for £1.99.
The best vintage find in all my shopping career. This tan Italian leather jacket was £5 from a charity shop. it was £5 because it’s a little worn around the edges and is missing a button. I think it adds character and I love the shape of it. It’s all over the blog, I just wear it that much.
This clown collar sheer blouse was picked up in Edinburgh and I am in LOVE with in. Such a funky piece.
A mens shirt picked up from a vintage kilo sale and a koi jacket my mum found in a charity shop. I’ve not worn the jacket, because I was given it at 14 which was nearly 11 years ago.
A Rowan yarn cardigan that flits between the women in my family. It’s a family piece and will stay in the family forever.
An amazing jewelled purple drape jacket. Picked from a Vintage store in an old Saxon town. Possibly my most complimented piece.
This jacket is my number one. It’s reversible and I just love the bright green and the deep blue with the little houses on it.
Two cardigans that my Nanny gave me. Her dear friend knitted them for her but she didn’t wear them as much as the others so I was given them. The cream is a much more slimline knit which the green is oversized and baggy.
These shoes are an Oxfam online purchase. They are H! Henry Holland and so amazing. They were the shoes I wore in my latest Halloween post on Instagram. They had never been worn and I love them so much. I love anything Henry Holland and couldn’t resist buying these bad boys.
This gorgeous little beret is a perfect. A deep red, not a standard simple beret. A true statement piece. Originally from a Finish brand called Redrikson.
I think a collection like this just goes to show you that you can really find amazing vintage pieces of you know where to look. You don’t have to shop in Vintage stores, as they are often a higher price point then charity shops. And shopping vintage or second hand means you aren’t contributing to the over production of garments. You are creating more impact by shopping slow fashion then trying to keep up to trends with fast fashion.