Oxfam How to Look a Million Dollars on a Shoestring
Oxfam and stylist Emma Slade has just demonstrated what we savvy fashionistas in the know have been quietly doing for decades! Supplementing our wardrobes and creating brilliant, on-trend looks without reducing the bank manager to a nervous wreck. For the smart fashion maven knows that she can achieve a far more individual look, save money and be effortlessly more sustainable by mixing it all up.
Take a look at this quirky, inspiring video and watch as super stylist, Emma Slade, deftly puts together some pretty amazing looks from the Oxfam shop in Dalston, as model’s sashay the catwalks at LFW SS 14 for: Holly Fulton, Zoe Jordan and Sister Sibling, and all at lightening speed. She could certainly give Gok Wan a run for his money. I’m seriously impressed.
Buy one key statement piece each season, and then team it with amazing finds from your local Oxfam shop. I’ve found everything from exquisite ball gowns to Dior jackets in mine. A good rummage around a few charity shops on a Saturday is such fun, especially with your BF in tow, and utterly life enhancing! You never know what you might find. These thrifty treasure troves are piled high with couture and designer cast-offs and retro treasures.
Now here’s a challenge. Calling all charity shop princesses! Send me a picture of you in your coolest charity shop masterpiece. I will publish the best. Email them to me at – firstname.lastname@example.org