Charity Shop Bop is a series on my blog that promotes a different sense of fashion. The fashion industry is a huge financial provider, yet is also creating so much waste that it's effecting our planet. Every year we create over 80 billion articles of clothing which is a ridiculous amount to even fathom.  With 95% of it being recyclable and 100% being reusable, why let it become waste?
My Charity Shop Bops are here to show the limitless horizons of reworking second hand clothing and that it isn't all 'old lady' stuff! Shopping from charity shops is more sustainable, a lot cheaper and also allows you to contribute to a variety of charities at the same time!
So get #CharityShopBoppin and let me see what you find...


Is black and white still cool? I think so!
I am utterly obsessed with the fit, the pattern the EVERYTHING about this blazer. It was definitely a huge trend back in the Christmas party season last year, but I'm afraid I'm going to continue wearing it all through 2018! Pair it with some mom jeans, a loose tee, throw on some trainers and you've got yourself the perfect casual look. Work it with a sparkly bandeau, matching culottes and some vinyl boots and you've got yourself a smart, sophisticated vibe.
Bandeaus are a staple piece in my wardrobe right now, worn with anything high waisted they seem to flatter those lovely large hips of mine by bringing the focus to my waist. My heart almost shattered when I found this bandeau at a kilo sale as I'd only just bought one so similar from Miss Selfridge. I suppose the positive is that you can ALWAYS find high street replicas second hand. 
The culottes are a lot more structured than what I'd usually reach for, but I think I'm loving this mature look on me? Honestly, I'm sure these pants were £1 from my local Scope so how can I not be in love? 
Can you believe that I finally picked up a pair of second hand shoes?!?!?
I found these Zara perfectly fitting vinyl boots for £3.50, I was so happy. Although they have a few scratches and scuffs, with a little clean they shaped up nicely and I really can't complain. I love how the ankle grazing culottes contrast against the black vinyl boot as they hang loosely over them.
Now this wouldn't be A LOOK without my 50p 90s Y2K shades. I have no words for these glasses other than, they're iconic, they're a look and they're gonna be here for a while.

This Charity Shop Bop just proves how current the pieces you find in Charity Shops can be whilst still adding an essence of your own style. Bringing together second hand pieces gives them a new lease of life which is so much more exciting than the 'Jeans and a Nice top' Misguided feature.
(No shade if you love that, you do you and thats amazing! I just can't relate and want to try spread individuality and sustainability)
I hope I can open your eyes to the world of Charity Shopping and please tag me @lucysb_ on Instagram with #charityshopbop if you discover any pieces!
Get Charity Shop Bopping

Lucy Jane