The concept came about due to the 20th Annual Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival; a time when the city celebrates local and national fashion brands. However, this is also a time to think about clothing consumption, and the 'who what where' of your fashion. Who made it, and what cost, and where (in what conditions).
Vinnies Victoria wanted to raise awareness of second hand fashion in a blogger challenge #20Dollar Challenge. Is it possible, to piece together an an entire preloved outfit for $20. Head to toe. Possible? Absolutely. Here's my $20 outfit:
Perri Cutten shirt $7 Jeans: $5 Shoes: $5 Clutch: $3 Earrings: FREE
I started my search in a Vinnies store, looking for one key piece to work with. In this case, a gorgeous Perri Cutten black shirt with magenta stripes. Although I'm trying to steer away from too much black in my wardrobe, this shirt spoke to me. I went for black to complete the look (very Melbourne); skinny jeans, and black low heels. To accessorise, I found a black sparkly clutch and some pink earrings. The lovely staff at Vinnies threw in the earrings for free when they heard about my challenge.
I tried to capture my outfit yesterday, when my son and I went to the media preview for Jurassic World: The Exhibition at Melbourne Museum, but the image is a little blurry.
Now my fun $20 dollar outfit challenge is over, it's over to you. Would you like to win a $20 Vinnies Victoria giftcard? All you have to do, is share a photograph of your best find in Vinnies, in the comments section of this blog post's Facebook page entry. A winner will be selected in a week; Saturday 26 March 2016.