Although Secondhand September is drawing to a close, here at Who What Wear we practice what we preach and are constantly on the lookout for pre-loved gems that will become much loved and worn pieces in our wardrobes. Regular readers will know that we pride ourselves on making sensible shopping decisions, with a view that every item we purchase—whatever the price point—should be viewed as an investment. And whether you’re after an iconic piece you missed out on the first time around, a timeless classic you’ll love forever or a spectacular one-off no one else will own, it pays to shop pre-loved.
There is one category that shoppers have often discounted pre-loved fashion as a contender for though, and that’s trends. Thankfully, “this season the trends are much broader which makes shopping for second-hand clothes a lot more accessible and sourcing preloved alternatives much easier to find’, explains pre-loved experts, stylists and founders of Chillie London Natalie Hartley and Lydia McNeil.
“The beauty of shopping for secondhand clothes is that even these trend-led finds are sometimes one-offs”, they continue. “Our advice is to select what suits you and what you genuinely like. At Chillie London we shop and sell by colour. This is a simplified way to fit pre-loved clothes into your existing wardrobe, while also tackling trends.”
To explain more about how to shop this year’s trends secondhand and for all the in the know info on what to look out for, we asked the team at Chillie London to create the ultimate cheat sheet for us. Scroll down to discover their favourite trends for the season ahead as well as some pre-loved pieces we’ve got our eye on.