I’m back from Latitude! I had such a good time at this year’s festival, dancing in the forest and seeing some of my favourite bands – and even better, I did it all in thrifted clothing from Rokit Vintage!
I’ve been thrift shopping for years now, and in London, we’re really spoiled for choice. My favourite places to shop for second-hand remain: Camden, Brick Lane, and Battersea High Street. There’s dozens of thrift shops and charity shops, and each location has it’s own style too.
Two of those three places are also home to Rokit Vintage – one of the best places to find second-hand items that still fit today’s styles. So when Rokit contacted me to see if I could put a vintage look together for under £100, I jumped at the chance!
What to look for when thrift shopping
In my guide to thrift shopping, I outline five key tips for thrift shopping:
- Go with a few ideas in your head, but be flexible
- Bring a reusable shopping bag
- Learn the logic of each store – items may be grouped by styles, colours, or sizes
- Set a trail of different thrift stores to visit
- Check the cut of each item, to make sure you’re happy with the fit and will definitely wear what you buy.
When it came to my £100 challenge with Rokit, I kept these in mind. I had a few ideas for festival styles – I tend to either grunge it up, with black jeans, boots, and dark eyes, or go for pretty prints and girly headbands to keep my thick hair at bay.
My £100 Thrifted Outfit
As soon as I walked into Rokit Vintage on Brick Lane, I spotted this blue gingham dress. It reminded me immediately of Rosie Butcher’s style – cute, girly, a little quirky. I knew this was the one!
After a quick try-on in the dressing room, I was happy with the fit, and decided to build the rest of my outfit around the dress. I chose:
- A little brown straw handbag
- A pair of second-hand Dr Martens Kassy sandals
- A red gingham print hairband
I also considered a denim jacket, but there wasn’t many that had the crop fit I was looking for. Sometimes you win – the Dr Martens sandals were the perfect size – and sometimes you just have to look elsewhere!
On top of those accessories, I also used a brown leather belt I’ve had for years to cinch in the waist. It usually fits in my jeans, so I had to tuck it – and I was pretty happy with the overall look!
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So, what do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts – especially as this style is a little more girly than my usual minimal picks – and also see what you’re wearing to festivals this year!
If you’d like to shop with Rokit Vintage, you can also get 20% off orders over £40 using the code BESMA20. This includes their festival collection, their sustainable collection Rokit Originals, which uses recycled textiles, salvaged fabric, and repurposed vintage, and the rest of the Rokit site too! Happy thrifting!
Outfit gifted by Rokit Vintage. All views and opinions remain my own. Discount code is valid for orders over £40, and is limited to a single-use per customer.