Good evening lovely thrifters,
Today’s outfits is a full smorgasbord of bargain trends for you. I’ve combined monochrome (head to toe black and white) with a sheer AND embellished top, a mini bag, and of course a cape/poncho. I don’t normally go for monochrome but really loved this look, and it gave me a good excuse to bring out my favourite super bright Revlon lipstick.
I love this poncho as it’s short enough to not take over the whole outfit, but also super snuggly and chic. Ponchos and capes are going to be a huge trend this winter so I’d snap any up if you see them! The tassels also tick off another detailing trend so this is an all round winner. I also like that you can just about see the chiffon top poking out the top corner – it just adds a little more detail to break up the large section of black.
I opted for colourful earring and lipstick to counteract the black and white and I love the way it turned out. The gold metal blends in with my hair so the focus is all about the red red red!
The mini bag is probably my favourite trend right now. I’ve been loving carrying less junk around and am amazed at how little you can get away with when you want to! Of course I also have a huge handbag for some occasions, but it’s refreshing to sometimes mix it up with a smaller one. This one easily fits my phone and money, plus lipstick for top-ups and even a hairbrush! I got it at the Lewis-Manning charity fashion show that I organised recently and have already got loads of complements on it.
The shoes are from Everything5Pounds.com and I really wish I’d bought about 10 pairs! I wear them loads and they’re super comfy – especially amazing for a night out as they go with everything and last all night.
The sheer top is super cute – a major find in the Lewis-Manning charity shop in Poole. It’s super retro 90s style with 3D white roses sewn all the way down the front. It’s a bit short for me but I just put it over a strapless top to fix that. I think it’d be great for a night out just over a bra even – maybe with denim high waisted shorts?
Embellished sheer top: £1.50 – Lewis-Manning charity shop, Poole high street
Black strapless top: £2.49 – eBay (Topshop)
White jeans: £2.99 – eBay (Gap)
Black heels: £5 – Everything5Pounds.com
White mini bag: £1.99 – Lewis-Manning charity fashion show, Poole
Revlon lipstick: £7.99 (but always on offer) – Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in shade 245 (Audacious), Boots
Red and gold earrings: £1 – Miss Selfridge sale