Here are some of my favourite pieces, all found within Barnardo’s stores.
I love this coat. Winter fashion is my favourite. I would pair this with some light blue jeans; stone wash and a little worn. I would actually get a slightly bigger size so that you had a little extra in the leg and the fabric didn’t appear so straight or skin tight around your knees and ankles.
I would add some great heeled boots and classic looking silk or jersey scarf, tucked into the collar and coming up high around your neck to add a little detail and personality.
I would keep this look tonal and the scarf would be in-keeping with the coat; blacks, browns, golds and greys.
Vintage Beaded Evening Jacket
I love this vintage beaded jacket. I would wear this as a top rather than a jacket as I feel anything underneath would just make the overall outfit look messy.
I would pair it with black cigarette trousers and some super high killer heels. A tiny little clutch would be the only added token to the look.
I wouldn’t add any jewellery as I feel the top is a statement piece and I would like to keep that as the focus of my outfit. A jacket like this should be part of a look that’s really clean and simple.
Vintage Patterned Dress
This is a great dress for Summer. I would go for all-out colour with this. I would find the brightest multi-coloured shoes and do the same with the bag. I think an over-the-shoulder number would look quite chic and slightly 80’s.
I wouldn’t add any further accessories as I feel the three items you’re wearing; the dress, shoes and bag will speak volumes and anything else will just clutter the look.
I would be tempted to add a thin belt but I think as long as the dress fits well around the waist, that will make it look sharp enough. This look very much shouts Patricia Field to me.
This is a very cute little 60’s inspired shift dress, perfect for a party. It’s elegant and stylish. I love the metallic fabric. I like items to be stand alone, especially dresses.
I don’t like to have to dress a dress up with accessories. I would prefer the dress to speak for itself. That might be in its beautiful shape or feminine fit. It could be the detail but I hate to try and make a dress that I’m not in love with work by adding to the look.
I prefer, for an event or party, that the dress almost makes everything else look invisible. So to try and achieve this I would add high but simple heels.
I’d opt for either a stiletto or minimal straps with a tiny little token clutch, both either black or metallic.
Miu Miu Checked Jacket
This would work great for a layered look. I would wear black straight-legged jeans, tapering in on the ankle with a sexy midi
high heeled boot.
As the jacket/coat looks quite lightweight I would wear a roll neck underneath. You could keep it black to make the look feel tonal and sophisticated.
I would add gloves, either in a black leather or suede. An over the shoulder hand bag with a quilted or studded detail would finish the look off really well.
If you wanted to add more you could add a dark brown/black or even purple felt fedora hat and some drop gold earrings too. I love this look.
To bring this shift dress to life I would add a light blue flared jean, plus some 70’s inspired chunky super high heels and a cute over the shoulder bag in white.
Style further with big hair and some gorgeous gold drop earrings. If you’re a lover of accessories, you could add chunky bangles for both arms and some big round sunglasses.
Vintage Red Jacket
I found this very simple but bold red jacket that is very similar to a red vintage jacket I have.
This piece would work great with any capsule item you already have, for example, black or blue denim or over a dress for Summer or Winter.
The colour would bring any look to life and I would definitely purchase a statement piece like this. They’re great for days when you need to take an outfit up a gear quickly.