'Wear Nice Clothes' is the ultimate in procrastination for our writers who prefer to write satirical fashion commentary than actually do the work for their degrees. We love vintage shops, charity shops, clothes that last forever and customisation.

Monday, 23 November 2009


Charity shop chic.

What better excuse for a bit of retail therapy eh?
Proving charity shops are not just for grannies,
these girls show us how to spot a charity shop gem and
team it with high street basics for effortlessly cool vintage appeal…
Shelly Asquith, 18, loves festivals and is addicted to buying rings!  

Blazer, £1 from Charity Shop. 
Scarf, a gift from a friend.  
Jeans, £40 from Topshop.  
Shelly found this bargain buy in a charity shop in London. 

A good, tailored jacket is timeless and is easy to adapt to the latest trends for day or evening.  

Wear with jeans, understated hair and make-up for day. Or wear over a little black dress or lots of jewellery for going out. Do as Shelly does and scrunch up the sleeves for a more just-thrown-this-on style.

Emma Livermore, 18, loves art and hair accessories.

Jacket £15 from Charity Shop
Scarf £12 from H&M
Headscarf £10 from H&M
Emma looked in the men’s section for this oversized leather jacket.  

It’s always a good idea to have a look in charity shops for leather or patent items that you want to look a bit distressed or worn in from day one. This loose fitting jacket doesn’t look overstyled so Emma dresses it up with an oh- so-cute headscarf which also balances out look with a feminine touch.

Charlie Price, 20, studies photography.

Shirt £3 from Charity Shop
Jacket £50 Topshop
Bracelets £5 Miss Selfridge
The leather jacket/checked shirt combo is a classic but can be at risk of getting boring. Charlie resists looking cliché here by choosing an oversized shirt in a more unusual yellow pattern and leaves it creased for that laid back feel.  

Clashing colours, prints and patterns are an excellent way of making your look original and quirky but decide on an overall colour tone for your outfit to prevent your clashes turning catastrophic!
Written by Rosanna Lee.

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