Today is the second day of TRAID’s #secondhandfirst week, encouraging us to wear pre-loved clothing.
As I’d pledged to wear 90% of my clothing as second-hand this week today’s outfit featured lots of layers as I delved into my summer wardrobe.
This summer I bagged another second-hand bargain (see £10 TOAST jeans from yesterday’s post). I picked this blue linen pinafore (originally from The White Company) from my local Oxfam store for £10.99. I wore it all summer long and it became a staple on our three week train trip around Europe.
Although I should have packed it away now the winter is here I find it’s a great dress that can be worn with lots of layers. Today, as I was at work and had a school meeting, I wore it with two pairs of thick tights (new, although the second pair had lost their heels so I turned them into footless tights); second-hand black polo jumper (sourced from a previous Clothes Swap) and new thick blue cardigan.
As I was out and about a lot I did find myself wearing this orange coat – one of my most favourite items in my wardrobe and bought from the Shaw Trust charity shop in Bath. I get lots of comments when I wear this coat and it makes me feel happy every time I put it on. The black beret is new and worn a lot during the colder months and when my hair is a mess.