THE ART OF SECOND-HAND SHOPPING
The live discourse also allowed us to answer questions and participate fresh tips, the following had some amazing bones. Now I supposed I would pass on some of my tips answering some of the questions I was asked and share word on our 2020 fashion blogger Garage Transaction Trail transaction. Fresh details below, it’s on the 22nd of November presently in Perth.
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I HALVED MY WARDROBE IN 2018
First of all, I’ve been a fashion blogger for ten years, I am VERY fortunate to often be sent sample pieces from designers that I love. It is exciting, however, I will admit that probably 80% of the time these don’t actually fit me. Generally, these items end up being worn for the blog (because I do love the designs) and then find their way into the closet not to be touched again.
A group of other fashion bloggers/ or influencers I guess people say held a Garage Deal Trail deal in 2018. Indeed, I had a lot of fun with our deal. It was charged to see so beaucoup eager faces and meet so beaucoup people. It truly felt like being part of a community.
As a broker, I managed to walk out fair$ 2000 richer and exfoliate an fantastic measure from my apartment. I literally halved my wardrobe that day. Anything that did n’t deal we consigned to a aboriginal women’s asylum.
WHY THIS LED ME TO SHOP LESS OFTEN
I shield subordinate than I used to because I’m so conscious of what I do and do n’t need. In going from one extreme to the other (over-shopping to scarcely- ever), I ’ve learned along the way that subordinate is more. But this took me some time to learn.
A big part of this has been to develop a capsule wardrobe or tone- put outfit. Substance I ’ve talked about on Inspiring Wit a lot but you can find other detailshere.However, wearing that utmost of the time makes perfect sense, If you know what you feel great in. Creating a tone- put outfit will allow you to dress fast with little study.
For specimen for me, it’s jeans, a tee or button-down shirt, and a blazer. This takes me through utmost days and on utmost occasions. In summer I switch this up to a skirt or dress and titillations or sandals. I also have a set palette of colours I love, wear all the time and that harmonize with my accessories and the other pieces in my closet. Shopping within your own palette allows you to put on blinders to other points.
HOW TO AVOID RASH PURCHASES
I ’ve partook fresh details on this presently. When I safeguard for anything, but vestiary, in particular, I check my stipulation list first. Either I and ask questions before I buy like
Would I wear it over multiplex spans or just for a season/ single occasion?
Would it go with a bunch of other points I possess or would I’ve to buy object else to go with it?
Could that moneybags and space in my wardrobe be put to better use?
Do I command being alike before?
TOP TIPS FOR SHOPPING SECOND-HAND
There are a legion critical duds I look for when shopping second- hand. Generally outerwear, blazers, furs, accessories, and dresses. Feel for fabric quality, dig a little and be patient. Sometimes the noncasual discoveries are hidden or need a little imagination to disinter the capability. Yea old-fashioned buttons on a piece of rags can be worth buying to take off and add to entity you enjoy. Keep an eye out for details!
Try duds on and see if they will fit rather than calculate on sizing details on the garment, sizes change-the average women’s size 16 way back in the day is more like a small or medium now. Also, do n’t overlook the men’s section! Want yea more tips? Find my post on op-shopping tips presently.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SECOND-HAND ITEMS I HAVE FOUND
My men’s army jacket is being I throw over everything. It was from a improvised- hand army excess box at a call and I ’ve had it for about 12 cycles. So yeah, do n’t overlook the men’s section. I wear a lot of men’s shirts, knits, and outerwear. They hourly have better quality natural fiber fabrics and I love baptizing biggish details. You can do so beaucoup belongings with them.
I also love to guard alternative- hand for old-timey jollies and belts, like the bones I’m wearing presently above. Both were in excellent condition, I just gutted them up and had the solesre-done on the titillations with Topy to insure they last longer.
And, those outfit prints above, with the gingham skirt were shot SO multiple periods ago now! I had a post in draft about that look for epochs. It was meant as a dinosaur to partake an exemplification of the kind of outfits I wore when I was in art academe. I ’d add a old-school midriff belt, exhilarations and either mix color and pattern together. I nowise got around to partaking that post. So presently’s a bit of a extra! I hope you enjoyed the chance to see my dress up as the former me! It’s fair like playing a character! I ’d probably not wear the tee now, I ’d commute it for a black bone, they’ve the pink bag be the single punch of color.
OUR FASHION BLOGGER 2020 GARAGE SALE
Mark the date in your timetable, Sunday 22nd of November ( smaller than two weeks out) from 9 am-12 pm. Further details presently.
We’ve some of the dégagé wardrobes in Perth partaking in our fashion garage transaction! It’s going to be amazing. There are thirteen cell- holders who are all fashion bloggers and influencers you’ll know and love via Instagram. I ’m so overactive! The girls hosting transactions are
We all have a lot of unconvincing alien and transnational introducer pieces as well as your main brands like Country Road etc. Top points are personal effects that have been worn once for a photoshoot so a lot will be as new. It’s a great way to snap up a curated edit of unconvincing fashion pieces before summer and for the laughing season too.
All of us ca n’t bide to see you there on the 22nd. Notwithstanding, clearly do n’t miss out! It’s not integer we’ve the chance to do really hourly and I know each and every one of the nook holders have told me they’ve a lot of amazing pieces to retail at really good prices, If you’re in Perth. I ’m clearly going to be shopping some of them too! hehe Just try and stop me.