Sunday, August 24

Easing into Autumn with some August Thrift Finds- It's all shirts, blouses and shirts!!

Hi everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday weekend and the summer holidays in general! The weather in the UK has definitely become cooler and more sporadic outbreaks of sun are now more regular than the summer heatwave we experienced only a couple of weeks back.

I'm slowly laundering and packing away my summer items, I've a drawer left of skirts, shorts and dresses that is staying put just a while longer in case we have an Indian summer over the next few weeks, you never know! In the meantime my latest thrift finds are for wearing now and the next season-shirts and blouses.

I have never really been a big shirt or blouse wearer over the years, but over the last few seasons I've noticed that carefully picking the right designs can mean longevity, versatility and ease of choice when picking pieces for casual or smart outfits.

I love wearing jeans and having a multiple choice of blouses or shirts that I can wear on rotation means having a nicely growing collection is perfect for all seasons for me, especially the in between ones. My most recent find of which I've been searching for a while is the perfect check shirt. I've seen many on thrifting trips and have come across many variations of little checks, big checks, monochrome and coloured but this one by legendary jeans manufacturer Lee (a real 70s favourite) was the 'one'. It is the perfect fit, colourway and has lovely detailing across the bust and for just £3.99 from the PDSA charity shop it's one I'm wearing already and is perfect for the milder weather:



 I love how it sits under a jacket too and a real requirement for me now the weather has turned cooler is to have a collar on at least one of the items I wear as I'm not a fan of an exposed neck whilst wearing a top and jacket:


This buy was a really perfect Autumnal find and the bird print and blue and brown colourway is just a real stylish classic that will be a permanent fixture in my wardrobe for years to come:


I've always been a fan of Liberty print and this was a must have for just £5.30 from the British Heart Foundation charity shop last week. In the same shop I found this Uniqlo flannel shirt for just £2.99, another perfect shirt for wearing come Autumn:


In the thrifting trip at the PDSA I also found this lovely London Fashion Week stalwart designer Paul Costelloe silky style blouse for just £2.99. I love the colours-again, perfect for a chic daytime look with jeans or dressed up with some smart black trousers for a stylish evening outfit:


Another item which I just had to have too was this cute fine gauzy boho style blouse by Monsoon- at £2.99 it was a real steal and is again a versatile piece ideal for day or evening wear:



I know a lot of bloggers have not been spending too much in August- I admit to indulging in quite a few items which were mainly summer wear at the start of the month when I was away in Worthing and in the last couple of weeks my spending has been mainly on the shirts and blouses for now and later seasons. I'm very pleased though as I've picked up five quality items for less than £19- I'd be hard pushed to even get one of the above for that in any of their original shops- all hail charity shopping I say!!!

What is on your Autumn style wish list? Have you started buying any clothes or accessories to update your wardrobe or are you saving for bigger items, such as coats or boots- I'd love to hear!!

As always, I value your continued support with reading and commenting-thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to visiting you all as soon as I can-wishing you all a great week ahead!!


11 comments:

NET-A-DRESSER said...

Wow, Paul Costelloe. Liberty and Monsoon, Go you girl on your amazing thrifting! Always love a Liberty print though! xx

Hippy At Heart said...

Ahhhhh, the strawberry thief, I love love love this print! Lucky you!!

diaryofapennypincher said...

I do love your haul of shirts and blouses, such fab classic brands too! Just goes to show what you can find out there, well done!! I could do with a pair of knee length boots but will probably have to save for new, I rarely see my size in charity shops.

Michelle Lee said...

Hey lovely! We are on the same wavelength again here as I am looking to add a couple of shirts to my A/W wardrobe too! I am after a check....love the one, what a fab find!! The Liberty print is exquisite, such amazing colours for Autumn.....I am well envious of that!! You can't go wrong with any of your finds as they are all things that will slot in with what you've already got!We must get another date in the diary for a meet up soon xx

Kezzie said...

Why hello!!! Long time no see! You did so well with the shirts, all gorgeous and different! I picked up a cute sailor blouse in the Joules sale but trying to avoid spending for as long as possible as ive bought lots of stuff. Got some new Clark shoes for Autumn in the summer sale. X

Vix said...

The Liberty and the Lee are fab, what useful and colourful finds! x

Heather said...

You look super cute!! I really want a pair of short boots they had some really nice leather ones at a local discount store and I hesitated and of course they were gone when I went back ugh! this is very similar to how I dress. You found some very nice blouses enjoy the end of your summer ~Love Heather

Joni James said...

Well, I'm just drooling over your boots! I'm anticipating fall, can you tell?

mrsmsmeanderings said...

Love that Monsoon blouse, Sharon - here's hoping for that Indian summer you mentioned so you can get plenty of use out of it before putting it away for next year! x

Style Eyes said...

Love the Liberty shirt! I am trying not to make an autumn wish list as I allready have so many clothes. If anything though it would be some cardigans from charity shops to wear with my many short sleeved dresses.

Sharon S said...

Hi everyone-I really appreciate you all stopping by with your lovely comments, thanks so much! xx

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