Published July, 2016
In winter like many of us, I can get into a bit of a style rut – tending to stick to my fav jeans, jumper and skate shoes for comfort and warm.
I have been noticing lots of people wearing leather or leather look pants this winter and if Kate Waterhouse is anything to go by they are a wardrobe must-have.
Many luxe wardrobe items can be expensive and sometimes may feel out of our reach. So, I’ve decided to share how I shop for wardrobe items for less in between events.
#1 When I know a wardrobe item that I’d love it goes on my wish list – that’s a list either in my head or on a note on my phone.
#2 Every time I am out and about in different suburbs and I see an op shop I cannot help myself I always pop in for a squiz. Leather look pants have been at the top of my wish list for a while.
Image courtesy of I Love To Op Shop
This week I was out with my daughter in Hamilton running an errand and noticed the sign on the Vinnies door “50% off all women’s clothing“. I was not walking past this opportunity.
My 3 tips for whizzing through racks of preloved fashion in a matter of minutes are:
- Look in your clothes size only.
- Search for items on your list – forget the rest!
- Stick to your colour, style palette – see below for more ideas.
So, with my list in mind I whizzed through the op shop racks and low and behold I found a pair of black faux leather pants that fitted perfectly for the bargain price of $3.50!
Don’t think leather or leather-look must-have items belong in your wardrobe? Read inspiration from Sam Woods with how to Look Good In Leather (or Leather Look Fabrics)…(At Any Age).
Yours in all things preloved,