My top tips for finding on-trend items secondhand
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My top tips for finding on-trend items secondhand

Shopping secondhand doesn’t mean you can’t still be on-trend and keep up with what’s popular on the high-street. Over the past few years I’ve had a fair amount of luck with finding items that fit with the latest trends. So today I thought I’d share some of my wisdom with my top tips on how to find on-trend items secondhand. Do your research My biggest piece of advice is to know what that season’s trends are and have an idea of the types of pieces you’re on the look out for. Now I’m not huge on trying to stay up…

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Sustainable Style with Lucy and Yak [AD]
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Sustainable Style with Lucy and Yak [AD]

Dungarees: Lucy and Yak* Socks: Lucy and Yak* Since starting my sustainable fashion journey I’ve been on the hunt for ethical fashion brands that fit with my personal style. I found a lot of ethical and sustainable fashion brands focused on quite a minimalistic style, neutral colours and simplistic design. Which if you know me you’ll know doesn’t really fit with my personal style. This is where Lucy and Yak came to the rescue! I first became aware of the brand through In Colourful Company. So many of the members of the group starting wearing these amazing colourful dungarees and…

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Ditching Fast Fashion – Six Months On
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Ditching Fast Fashion – Six Months On

Fast Fashion. It’s hard to go a day without somebody talking about the impact of fast fashion, its everywhere!  Since the Stacey Dooley documentary aired a few months ago, the blogging community has been awash with those opting to ditch fast fashion and change their shopping habits – although a lot of these views quickly vanished when Black Friday came around and my Twitter feed was jam-packed with affiliate links to fast fashion brands. Oh Well. I myself talked about my relationship with fast fashion in this post during the summer. Here I spoke about my decision to ditch fast…

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Three Steps to Style with John Lewis Newcastle.
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Three Steps to Style with John Lewis Newcastle.

John Lewis is one of those department stores that has always been part of my life growing up – does anybody else remember when they used to be Bainbridges? But I can’t say it was somewhere I shopped at regularly. It was only recently I discovered they had their own personal stylists in store when I came across some of their styling team on Instagram. A session with a personal stylist has always been something that’s interested me. I’ve always loved fashion but never felt confident in putting outfits together. Earlier in the year my mum and I said we would…

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Secondhand Style #2 –  They Call Me Mellow Yellow
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Secondhand Style #2 – They Call Me Mellow Yellow

  Secondhand Style #2 Top: F+F (Depop) | Trousers: Zara (Charity Shop) | Handbag: Accessorize (Charity Shop)  Back in 2017 I posted about a feature I was going to introduce called Secondhand Style. A series where I would be showcasing my favourite charity shop finds. At this time I was buying quite a lot of clothing from Depop and charity shops. But as the summer hit, I found myself shopping more and more on the high-street. So the series quickly dwindled. If you saw my last post you’ll know I’ve decided to give up fast fashion completely. So I’m happy…

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