Charity Shopping Tips and Oxfam's #SecondHandSeptember

Last month I popped out for a day of charity shop shopping with my boyfriend. I love a good rummage through the rails in a charity shop, there are some absolute gems! I put on my big boots ready for a day of walking, ready for a mission looking through rails and rails. Unfortunately this particular day was not so successful but it really does take a few revisits to find pieces in a charity shop, some days are lucky and others not so much.

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Jacket- Depop
Tee - Lazy Oaf
Skirt - New Look
Bag - Paperchase
Boots - Similar
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If you don't usually go charity shop shopping or vintage shopping then here are a couple of my charity shop tips:

 - Don't just browse your size. You can find pieces that you can wear oversized, things that have been labelled the wrong size or just put back in the wrong place.

- Check out the men's section for t shirts. They can be oversized comfy staples or the perfect piece for a DIY or upcycle. Cut it up, crop it, dye it. Have some fun and be creative.

- Don't expect to find something amazing the first place you look. It takes time and you have to revisit the shops to really find a good haul.

- Weekday's are often best, so maybe use a lunch break to do your frequent trip to a local shop

- Look out for labels that have been cut off, many high street stores donate surplus stock which means it could be a brand new piece

- Remember the other sections, books, homeware etc. You might find something perfect for your home or a book you've been wanting to read

- Don't buy loads just because it's cheap, you still don't want to end up with a million clothes. You could try a one in one out rule

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After shopping on this day, I decided to spend some time in the rest of September thrifting goodies to share with you all. I then saw the Oxfam campaign #SecondHandSeptember which I thought tied in perfectly. You can take the pledge to shop second hand clothing rather than new throughout the rest of this month. 

Chelsea Jade