Secondhand September Style Queen – Anna

I’m delighted to have another guest, Anna, on the blog to show off her preloved style this secondhand September.  What do you love about second style? I’ve always liked to mooch in charity shops. I’m never looking for a particular item, but always open to finding a special piece that can find a home in my…

Thrifted holiday wardrobe (and a thrifter’s guide to Great Malvern, Worcs.)

I’m just back from a few days in Barcelona and the Costa Brava.  I packed very lightly for trips.  That’s partly because lugging heavy bags is such a pain.   And partly because a lighter suitcase requires less energy to transport (1).  Flying is a real dilemma for me: I don’t have a car, I’m happy…

Secondhand style hits and bombs

We’re midway through Secondhand September and I thought it would be fun to share some of my preloved fashion hits and bombs. In 2020 I decided to do a year-long experiment of buying only secondhand clothes.  I really wasn’t sure I could make it through the year.  What would the weekend be without a trip…

Three myths about secondhand style you can ignore

It’s Secondhand September again.  For 30 days, Oxfam invites us to pledge to buy only pre-owned fashion and accessories.  Why September?  It’s a huge month for fashion.  As the season changes to autumn, the chill in the air prompts us to contemplate a new winter coat, investing in a pair of boots or revisiting our…


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Hello, I’m Jen. My blog is about sustainable fashion and secondhand style.

I’m a reformed shopaholic and one-time top customer at Zara. Now I shop pre-owned (mostly), sustainable fashion (sometimes) and fast fashion (very occasionally – because nobody’s perfect).

Who this blog is for:

I write this blog for other people who love clothes and are interested in being sustainably stylish. Lots of people are aware that fast fashion is bad for the planet, but moving away from it can be really hard.

There’s lots of content out there about sustainability and fashion, but some of it feels quite elitist (lots of £200 jumpers), or a bit preachy. I’m aiming to provide content that’s realistic and practical for most fashion lovers. I discuss issues including privilege and sustainable fashion, where to find the best pre-owned pieces, and how to find sustainable clothes you can afford.

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