Ally’s Spring/Summer 16 Thrifty Trend Report!

Hello, my names Ally and I’m super excited to be a guest blogger for The-Thrift today!

I’ve recently started writing about fashion, lifestyle, beauty and a little bit of travel on my own blog: Ally’s Style.

I’m an aspiring womenswear designer and I am a massive fan of charity shopping, bargain hunting, and sourcing genuine vintage clothing from anywhere and everywhere at the best price!

The best thing about thrift shopping and charity shopping in stores such as Barnardo’s, is finding the current catwalk trends at a fraction of the price!!!

So, here are a few S/S 16 trends and outfits I have created using pieces I have thrifted.


Life’s a Picnic-S/S16


Image to the left (Victoria Beckham spring 2016 fashion show)

 Fashion’s traditional favourite’s – gingham, stripes, patterns and block colours reinvented into new styles and shapes for this easy breezy season!

Outfit details:

White Shirt: Vintage

Skirt: High-street shop (I found a similar piece in Barnardo’s, branded Hollister for just £2.99)

Mini leather bag: £4.00 from Barnardo’s charity shop

Sunglasses: High-street (I’ve seen similar available at Barnardo’s charity shops)

All These Little Things- S/S16

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Image to the left (Gucci spring 2016 fashion show)

Time to raid your jewellery box and layer every piece you own! Gucci shows us that more is more this season! Hats, bags and jewellery – Start throwing all your accessories together!

Accessory details:

Backpack: Thrifted/ Charity shop NafNaf backpack £2.00

Rings: To the left: High street shop and to the right: Barnardo’s  50p

Leather Belts: Thrifted from local charity shop’s including Barnardo’s £1-£2

Earrings: High-street store

Bracelet’s: Both thrifted from local charity shops

90s Baby

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Outfits to the left (ASOS May 2016)

 They say that history repeats itself and with this fashion trend it certainly has! Statement belts, boyfriend Jeans, bomber jackets & backpacks!

Thrifted details:

Real suede bomber jacket: Thrifted/ Charity shop £5.00

Belts: Thrifted from local charity shop’s including Barnardo’s

Boyfriend Jeans: Thrifted/ Charity shop Versace brand £5.00

Round Sunglasses: Barnardo’s £1.00

Sweatshirt: Genuine Vintage £5.00

Romantic Florals

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Image’s to the left (Alexander McQueen S/S16 2016 fashion show)

A fashion favourite that repeats year after year; floral prints come back every spring and continue throughout summer! Although floral prints always come back, however this year, designers seem to be more using more cream and white tones with hints of pastel in their S.S 16 collections.

Details of floral pieces:

Blue Tone Crop top: Thrifted/ Charity shop £3.00 – Monsoon.

Trousers: Genuine Vintage thrifted from boot sale £1.00

Cream Delicate Dress: Thrifted/ Charity shop £5.00 – Topshop Kate Moss

 Definitely pop into your local Barnardo’s and see what bargains and on-trend pieces you can find!

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