Elevate: How to style op shop fashion gems

Elevate: How to style op shop fashion gems

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Are you a fashion lover who’s passionate about finding unique pieces to add to your wardrobe while also helping the environment? If so, you’ll love this! I am talking about Op shopping!

How do you call it? Op shopping or Thrifting? In Australia, we call it Op shopping.

Fun fact: The term “opportunity shop”, or op shop, was invented in Australia by Lady Millie Tallis to give the shops a more dignified name.

Recently, during one of my op shopping adventures at salvos, I stumbled upon this gem, hidden on the sales rack that left me absolutely elated. I looked at it and knew it was coming home with me. Well, I believe it was just waiting for me. It was an instant attraction. The colour and buttons excited me, but what really did it for me was the price….. drum roll……. $5. Yes, it was only $5..

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I was excited, but wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to style it at first, but it all came together wonderfully in the end.

Now, let’s talk about how I styled this incredible find.

Pairing vintage pieces with both affordable and luxury items in your wardrobe can create a unique and captivating look.

The vintage jacket became the focal point of my outfit, and I decided to style it with pieces already in my closet. This fun cute skirt, and my Louboutin so kate pumps completes the jacket beautifully. Then I added accessories (necklace, sunglasses and a clutch) to give the outfit a flair. The contrast between the vintage jacket and the modern elements created a look that was both timeless and trendy. Most importantly, I made the jacket work with my personal style. Click the link to recreate this look with similar pieces

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Op shopping is an integral part of my fashion journey, and I encourage you to give it a try. The thrill of the hunt, the satisfaction of finding unique pieces, and the positive impact on the environment make op shopping a truly rewarding experience.

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Make it your own

If you’re new to op shopping, remember to be patient and persistent. Keep an open mind and don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and eras. Also, always check the quality of items and consider donating or upcycling those you no longer love. These little steps can make a big difference.

Tip: Take your time to go through the sale rack… you just never know what you will find.

So, if you’re a fashion lover looking to shop for less while making a positive impact on the environment, op shopping is the way to go. Trust me, you never know what treasures you might find! And if you’re interested in learning more about opshopping or sustainable fashion, feel free to reach out. Together, we can positively impact the world of fashion while expressing our unique styles.

Here are 3 tips for styling op shop fashion items

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Head over to your nearest Op Shop or online.

Happy op shopping! Let me know in the comment

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