Looking for hidden fashion treasures at op-shops and charity stores is nothing new among savvy shoppers and switched on fashionistas, but now their secret\’s out.
This spring and summer looking fashionable and stylish just became a whole lot easier thanks to Vinnies â€“ yes you heard it, Vinnies!
Sure anyone can go into a fashion chain and pick out what\’s â€˜in\’ right now but anyone with a true love of fashion and an eye for style knows there\’s a little more to a great outfit than picking up something everyone\’s wearing.
So, this September why not be â€˜Styled by Vinnies\’ and take a leaf out of the books of fashion icons the Olsen Twins and London It girls Agyness Deyn and Alexa Chung who have swapped many of their â€˜labels\’ for the finds on the bargain table.
Head stylist behind â€˜Styled by Vinnies\’ Karmyn Thomas said the campaign is the first of its kind because it encourages the pairing of unique statement items with the season\’s key trends such as nudes and nautical patterns as well as pieces with a harder or tribal edge.
“All women are inspired by the key looks they see on the runways, but there\’s absolutely nothing that compares to owning an outfit in a way that only comes from mixing pieces you can\’t just pick up anywhere,” Karmyn said.
“Across Australia you\’ll see the trendy girls wearing amazing accessories. This season it\’s all about the statement necklace and this essential piece doesn\’t have to cost you your pay packet to be cutting edge and really spice up your look.
“This is because it\’s not all about splashing the cash anymore and drowning in labels – now it\’s common for the fashion set to team a budget and pre-owned buy with a key designer piece for the season,” she said.
â€˜Styled by Vinnies\’ will also show just how easy it can be to pick up a vintage or retro looking buy in time for the spring races which Karmyn adds is perfect if you don\’t want to see your frock on a million other girls on race day.
For more information and when St Vinnies are holding a Styling Day near you, visit their website: http://www.vinnies.org.au/styled-by-vinnies-nsw.
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