‘Tis the season of parties!
This often means having to buy multiple outfits which is hard on your pocket and on the environment. A solution to this is buying second hand.
I really discovered ebay when I started university – I started buying second hand clothes then, and more recently I’ve used it for all my ‘event clothing’ (e.g. clothes I’ll probably only wear once or twice).The four dresses below are ones I’ve bought in the past year from ebay – the far left one is for a party I’m attending tomorrow night and was originally from Debenhams; it’s all sparkly and festive! The red one is originally from Asos and I wore it to a Christmas work party and plan to wear it on Christmas day too (the lace sleeves are gorgeous). The grey one is originally from H&M and I actually had to have it altered slightly, but it ended up looking great for my end of year ball (see below right). And then the black dress was for a posh birthday party and was super flattering (see below left) – originally from Little Mistress.
They have served me well and I may keep them for another year, but will most likely donate them after that so they can keep being re-used.
Anyone else been lucky when thrifting for the party season?
I plan on writing a post about charity shop/ebay tips, so keep a look out for that to save yourself some money and save the planet too!