Last weekend armed with a cold (booo!) and a friend (yay!) I swung by ‘Rumble in the Jumble’ – a charity jumble sale organised by Gemma Cairney (and an army of amazing people). Not only was this a totally awesome event raising money for Oxfam’s refugee campaign -a DJ set while rummaging through clothes, hell yesss- I also managed to pick up a few new pieces. Win, win.
One of the pieces I picked up was this jacket (for £10!). Weirdly enough I saw this jacket when it first went on sale (in Topshop I believe?) a few seasons ago, but it sold out extremely quickly so I never got my hands on it; seeing it on the rumble racks, I couldn’t help myself.
Of course the vibrant green of the jacket grabbed my eye first (and lets be honest, even if it hadn’t of fit, I’d still probably be squeezing into it) but the jacket’s hidden gem is actually something much more practical – it’s reversible. Why aren’t reversible jackets more of a thing?? It saves wardrobe space and means I can choose between a plainer monochrome jacket or a stand out green one, who wouldn’t want that?
Today I played it simple and let the jacket do the talking as I teamed it with a fine knit dress from New Look and my trusty red converse. I can’t wait to have fun styling this over the next few months – it’s certainly a staple summer piece! I’d definitely encourage everyone to take a look at second hand clothes – whether that be in a charity shop, vintage store or a jumble sale- you can really find some affordable gems, and who knows, maybe you’ll find a piece you were willing to buy full price…