So to mark the end of Fashion Revolution Week I thought I’d do a haulternative, now if you don’t know what this is it’s when you haul clothes that you maybe bought second-hand, or you swapped with a friend or family member or even DIY’d! I have a pretty big collection of second-hand and swapped clothes so I narrowed it down to a couple of outfits. Now I’m not much of a “fashionista” and I never have been so this isn’t an all in, accessories and everything kind of post but more or less your everyday throw it on and leave the house with minimal effort kind of post.
This first outfit is this pair of dungarees that I thrifted about 2 years ago, I’m pretty sure I’ve worn them every summer since. Now I always have a problem with shorts. I have big thighs so whenever I wear shorts they always end up rubbing together and riding up and I’m constantly pulling them down, but because these aren’t denim they don’t seem to do that! They are super comfortable and because they’re black you can wear them with basically anything which just makes my life easier and it also means they get used a lot which is what we want!
I love oversized merch shirts, nearly all my band shirts or film shirts etc. also get worn by my boyfriend. This means we only buy half the amount needed because we share so much of our clothes! Sharing clothes with partners is a great way to cut down on how much you own. Instead of owning two of the same shirt just buy a better size and you can both wear it! Top Tip – Always look in the mens section of charity shops, it’s wear I find most of these kinds of shirts because apparently they’re deemed “manly” pft.
Every now and then I’ll go home and mum will be getting rid of some old clothes she hasn’t worn for ages. We aren’t the exact same size but when it comes to tops, I’m pretty flexible. I’ll always make sure to have a look at whatever she’s getting rid of and see if any of it takes my fancy and this blouse is one of those things. It’s so flowy and I LOVE the design, it screams spring. It’s always good to have something like this in your wardrobe because you can easily dress it up or down depending on the occasion. I’ve worn this particular blouse to job interviews and girls nights out.
You remember that coat or jacket you bought a few years ago and you loved it but it didn’t quite fit you and you sort of ended up forgetting it? Well that’s this jacket. I don’t remember quite when I bought this but I remember wanting it for years growing up and then I found the perfect one (the only one left in stock) and I bought it. Trouble was, it was about 2 sizes too big. I wore it a handful of times before realised it looked silly on me and then it went to the back of my wardrobe. When I was cleaning I stumbled across it the other week, pulled it out, tried it on and BAM it fits me perfectly. I am so excited to wear this when spring really sets in, it’s perfect to bring together any outfit and keep you looking and feeling cool.
For some reasons skinny jeans seem to be a rarity in charity shops, or maybe just my local ones. I never see them very often so when I found these I snatched them up. My previous jeans had developed a large hole only the day before so I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a perfectly good pair hanging on the rail. They are slightly too big for me but with a belt this is no problem at all, my body is having a crisis at the moment anyway and nor me nor my body has idea what size it is. I kind of like that aren’t just jet black because it means I don’t look too “emo” when I wear my black band shirts with it. Which is obviously important. Anyway, I love these jeans, always look at the jeans sections in the charity shops because you never know, you might find that diamond in the rough.
I hope you enjoyed my #Haulternative, make sure you check out Fashion Revolution and take a look at all the cool fashion swaps and ways to shop ethically and sustainably.
If you want to learn how to build your own sustainable wardrobe, check out my blog post “BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE WARDROBE” and if you want more information on shopping ethically and saving money, check out “HOW TO SAVE MONEY AND BE ETHICAL.”
Stay inspired x