Charity Shop Chic AW11 – Colour Blocking

I am coming toward the end of my Charity shop chic for AW11 series. I have by no means exhausted all of the trends out there but I think I have covered everything that I want to. Whilst I get inspiration from the catwalk for many of my outfits, I don’t really follow the trends exactly as I like to try and make them my own.

For example the colour blocking trend that I inspired todays outfit tends to be a fairly minimlist look. I really struggle with minimalism so have added a colourful necklace. 

I really love the colour block look and it is a fairly easy one to put together using pieces from the charity shop. The best thing about it is you can just choose your favourite colours which in my case just happen to be really bright, you can also experiment with clashing colours. My local charity shop has rails of colourful knits. The one thing that I struggled to find was a pair of brightly coloured trousers but as an alternative a pair of brightly coloured tights with a neutral skirt and colourful top would work well. I just opted for this bright yellow top that I have had for ages and orginally got from the local charity shop and an M & S cardigan with jeans. An easy casual outfit but just a shame the top creases so easily.

Last week, we had a new charity shop to open in town, I have never seen a charity shop so busy. I managed to elbow my way through the grannies and grab myself a few goodies including this faux fur coat, a bargain at just £12. It is in great condition and I know it is going to keep me so snug and warm this winter. Hopefully, I will be featuring in an outfit soon!

In case you have been wondering what I have been up to this weekend, I have been busy making scary masks for the teddy bears ready for Halloween. 

I hope you are having a good weekend. Are you doing anything fun for Halloween?

With warmest wishes

Ceri X


7 thoughts on “Charity Shop Chic AW11 – Colour Blocking

  1. It always amuses me when they herald colour blocking as a new trend. It never went away and it’s the staple of my style! I love the shade of yellow you’re wearing.

    p.s. will join your ethical fashion bloggers thingy now!
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  2. I really love the combination of the yellow and purple – they are two colours that look awesome together – and I totally agre colour blocking is a great trend. It’s so simple but it always looks amazing I think.
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  3. I love your scary bears! I bet your kids have so much fun at Hallowe’en!
    You really do look amazing in bright colours. I love the cerise and yellow together and the jeans are the perfect accompaniment. x
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  4. Ethical clothing MUST be the way of the future. Sustainably for the planet and for all those involved in the supply chain. Love what you’re doing here Ceri. Hope you keep it up.