The blazer I found is one of my favourite charity shop finds. It gives very Winona Ryder Heathers vibes with her oversized suit look – I especially enjoy rolling the sleeves up to give that professional yet carefree appearance. It is originally Marks and Spencers and I actually found it in the men's section, which I recommend to anyone when it comes to jackets because it's like having a wearable TARDIS with number of pockets on it! Whilst the average M&S men's blazer retails at between £50-£100 this piece cost me a fiver in Oxfam – cheap, yet fashionable, and most importantly high quality – this will last a lifetime!
I found an Oh Polly corset top in a local hospice charity shop in West Yorkshire last week. The top was basically brand new with the original labels still attached. I often enjoy flicking through the Oh Polly website but am often saddened after as it is not the kind of shop for student on a tight budget to be buying from every day – as much as I wish I could! This corset on the other hand cost me a total of three whole English pounds – STEAL! And all towards a fantastic cause at the same time.
The benefit of charity shops is that everything is cheap so there are no fears in giving clothes a little edit if they don't quite fit right or you feel they need a little embellishment. I also find them great for sewing projects. For example, I am currently collecting ties for a bargainous £1 each to make into a garment – saves so much money on expensive fabric!