Pre-Loved Clothing To Put A Spring In Your Wardrobe
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure <3
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words Rhys Thomas
In many cultures spring, and its equinox, signify newness. The return of light and warmth after dark and cold days, the blossoming of flowers, lambs, a reset of fertility across the land. To us, it also means getting ready for summer and not having to lug a big damp coat around (as much). Spring means good times are ahead. New habits, new adventures, and enjoying thinking about the version of you that you want to project into the world this (sunnier part of the) year, as nights get longer and more vibrant. Hot girl summers, beautiful boi barbecues, whatever it may be. But first, is spring, the time where all of this begins to come to fruition. Just as the flowers start to sprout their petals, we humans start thinking about what we’d like to wear.
Naturally, seasons rule the fashion world, too. If there’s a change in the sky, you can guarantee a collection is going to drop. We all know the problems with overproducing clothing, of buying more than we need, and of waste. But it doesn’t mean we can't have nice things. There’s a very convenient, affordable, alternative: pre-loved clothing. Shopping pre-loved combines the best of two worlds: new things for you, and less new things being produced, for the benefit of the planet.
And yes, sometimes sifting through endless rails of raincoats, myriad shelves of sunglasses, and infinite tables of trousers, is as exhausting as it is fruitless. So with that in mind we’ve flicked through the woo-drobe and made a little list of some of the items that we think will add a little light to your lives this Spring. Much of the product comes from SYLK, a premium vintage and designer store focusing on minimal and timeless style, which is stocked on our marketplace. Most products are unisex, all are handpicked, and tres chic, in our opinion.
Denim for life
Lee denim, you cannot go wrong. Jeans that last years and have colours that fade beautifully. This high-waisted pair is a great shout for adding some dynamic to your ‘fit. Elevate a white t-shirt by tucking it in, throw a cardigan over it, boom. 90s grunge and versatility whatever the weather.
Emporio Armani cat glasses say continental flair and main character vibes all rolled into one. The black tint keeps things mysterious while the acrylic tortoise shell frame lifts these from a pair of sunnies into a low-key serve. They come with a case too, handy!
For those who happen to have a 28” waist, this mini skirt from Fendi is an absolute steal at £70 (ah, the joys of pre-loved shopping). The super minimal design and dark grey colour allows you to style the garment however you so do please. A perfect way to celebrate less rain on your calves season.
Channel your Austin Butler vibes with a DB, that’s double breasted, suit. While we’re not sure where this is from or what size it’s meant to be, it has a British feel to it and seems to land around a L/XL in women’s but is a men’s piece. A full suit for £70 is pretty great, we love the width of the blazer with the cropped trouser, an iconic look. Add some colour underneath or not, you’ll look great either way.
Cottagecore or Kurt Cobain? Either way, this is giving SPRINGTIME. The pale yellow, the DAISY SHAPED buttons. We are, obsessed. A statement and a mood: Park lunches, sunny evenings when all your work is done, ahh.
Dryer, brighter, days means one thing: biker babes are out in force. Channel your motorcycling dreams (or just the aesthetic) with this leather mini skirt. Made for letting the legs free, made for sitting on the back of a rumbling machine, made for sunglasses.
when the glasses are the look
Statement sunglasses, thin and sleek, with steel frames and the orange tint that makes everything feel like it’s the movies. And the good movies that look nice and are full of just vibes more so than a drama. That’s what we have here. Eyewear to elevate every and any outfit.
Pre-loved in the sense that it’s made from recycled materials, this tote is ideal for carrying all the goods around for picnics and beach days and walks and whatever else! It’s big and roomy, but has straps that go over the shoulder in a way that won’t make it an awkward travel partner (we’ve all had them!)
_You can see the entire pre-loved section of our marketplace here. _
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