Vinnies Victoria Winter Style Challenge

Sunday, July 5, 2015

This winter, Vinnies Victoria want to help spread the message that second-hand clothes are just as warm, and asked a handful of bloggers to demonstrate ways to look stylish for less.

Vinnies Victoria sent a beautiful vintage black Perri Cutten jacket my way, featuring metallic threads shot through the base fabric to style with existing pieces from my wardrobe to brighten up dreary Melbourne day.

:: Perri Cutten Jacket from Vinnies ::

I do love the sparkles through this jacket, but to dress it down a little for daytime wear, I've chosen to wear red jeans, borrowed from a friend, suede wedge heeled boots, an op shopped beanie / knitted hat, and an op shopped polka dot bag.

The red and black theme all started with a vintage cherry brooch (worn on the jacket lapel) that I picked up from the first Revival Market at Mornington Racecourse. The brooch is from a vintage seller Designer Showcase, a label that specialises in vintage brooches from the 1940s to 1970s

:: Vintage cherry brooch from Designer Showcase ::

As well as styling the jacket, Vinnies Victoria also asked to answer the following questions:

Q. What style of winter coats do you find yourself reaching for the most on cold winter mornings?

A. I often revert back to my Bauhaus red winter duffle coat that I found in Salvos five years ago. It keeps me warm, even on brisk mornings.

:: Bauhaus red winter duffle coat::

Q. What’s your top advice for finding the best op shopping bargains?

A. There are many tips (I have previously published a list here), but my best advice would be to browse op shops often. Op shopping is a bit of pot luck; you could go home with many new wardrobe pieces on one visit, or go home with nothing. The more frequently you pop into an op shop, the more likely you will be to find a potential bargain or two.

Q. What’s your favourite thing you’ve ever found at Vinnies?

A. That's an easy one. A pair of vintage Kurt Geiger t-bar heels that I found for $8 at Vinnies in Edithvale. I found the perfect outfit for them on this night almost a year ago.

Thanks Vinnies Victoria for the winter style challenge - that was fun!

By the way, I've also popped into My Poppet Blogs.  You can read my guest post The Joys of Choosing Recycled Fashion HERE.




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Patti said...

Well done! Love those vintage heels. xo

Kezzie said...

I love that duffel coat! What a great item! I bought my best coat in a charity shop - immaculate vintage Jaeger- very warm!x

Urban Girl said...

I've been missing your personal outfit posts. Great colour! Love the toque!

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