Seeing the change in seasons on the catwalk is inspiring, and as much as I love it I can’t particularly afford to follow the trends every couple of months. Fortunately, my love of charity shopping and my non existing disposable income fit beautifully together in the constant change of seasons.
Summer clothing all year around…
Light layers is key in Spring. The days in Spring can be sunny but it still can be windy, therefore, cold. Unlike highstreet stores charity shops, vintage stores, flee markets etc sell clothing from all year around. So next time your shopping, I dare you take a brave step into the British Heart Foundation, forget about the season your dressing for and hunt for any clothing you might like. Let’s show you one way to lightly layer in spring.
Lydia is wearing long cut sleeve kimono. The label says ‘Hunza’, this is a new brand to me, so when I googled the name I learnt alot. Hunza is an english brand specializing in dresses, which brings me to realise that this ‘kimono’ is actually a wrap dress. A spring kimono, a summer wrap dress. Another Cancer Research find, £1.
I’ve pieced it together with a peach 100% wool roll neck I found in a cancer research for £1. The dog tooth trousers I found in a British Heart Foundation but the label reads ‘Topshop’ urgh. British Heart Foundation is great for highstreet and designer buys, it tends to be a little more money than other charity shop stores, but I still picked up these trousers for £5.95.
- enter any charity shop you like
- pick out anything you like
- layer it to suit your season
kimono. thrifted – £1
roll neck. thrifted – £1
trousers. thrifted – £5.95
An illustration of Lydia Newman wearing thrifted kimono.
Make-up. Lydia Newman
Photographer. Zoltan Varga
On shoot stylist. Tomasz Kazmierczak