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...

Top: Kilo Sale // Skirt: Charity Shop // Belt: Charity Shop // Bag: Charity Shop // Shoes: Depop // Chain: Mums 

Lets start todays post with the fact prints to make the boys wink is obviously just a play on words, I ain't dressing for anyone but myself and myself only  and you all should too! 
I've always been someone to dress for myself, not really caring if my outfit was too daring or too different, I crossed that bridge of actually giving a sh*t and now I simply do me and I love it. Recently, I'd been in situations where I'd had friends be told they shouldn't wear something or been told myself that I shouldn't and it really got me angry. 

We are so much more on the inside than the clothing we wear on the outside but what we wear is a tiny tiny part of our personality shining through, it's a way to individually express ourselves with limitless possibilities. If you WANT to wear someone please PLEASE wear it and wear it with confidence! When someone tells me 'Don't wear that' it makes me want to wear it more because I don't want people choosing how I express myself. 
As the famous Gee would say from Love Island, I'll do me and you do you boo!
I'm all for honesty if theres a genuine reason behind a negative comment such as a colour not being right or the style being wrong but when people have no reasons it angers me SO much. 
Style should be personal so don't let anyone get you down about it! 
People used to think me wearing animal print was tacky and look at you all now, prints are just making the whole world wink...

After that little rant let's talk about some amazing charity shop finds that I've been dying to share with you, denim and prints, my favourite things! I got this oversized shirt years ago and because  I can't say no to leopard print, I had to get it. It's such a baggy fit but it makes it perfect to either tie up, tuck in or even wear over bandeaus or bikinis. My favourite thing about this shirt is the colour as it's so so pretty and finding different coloured leopard print pieces is rather rare in charity shops so I did good!

I paired it with this denim skirt I found for £2 on Monday in my local charity shop and I am obsessed! At the minute I'm living in denim skirts and little tops as the sunny weather just keeps coming but I am slightly terrified of the day we get real England temperatures again, what am I going to wear? I am also loving midi-skirts so a denim midi-skirt is the perfect combination. Something about wearing a midi-skirt with a lacy tank makes me feel so effortlessly mature, it's like a girly 90s Mum uniform, but cooler...

I finished off the look with a lil bag, red belt and my beloved Nike air force 1's which are practically glued to my feet. My tiny tiny snake skin bag may not be practical but you have to admit, the contrast of prints looks pretty cool.
Why wear one animal print when you can wear them all?

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