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Canberra op shop guide – Double denim

By Heather Lansdowne - 9 April 2015 1

Now that the colder weather is setting in it’s time to start think about ways to stay warm while still making a statement. Autumn is a great time for light layers, long sleeves and experimenting with thicker fabrics. So for today’s op shop outfit, we’ll be tackling a tricky trend: Double denim!

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Denim shirt – $7 Salvos Belconnen
Boyfriend jeans – $9 Salvos Jamison
Heels – $5 Fash N Treasure
Clutch – $5 Salvos Jamison

This denim shirt is well-cut and versatile (for another take, check out this brunch outfit). You can throw it on as as a kind of light jacket over a t-shirt or tank top, buttoned up as you see here, or tied around your waist to add extra interest to a boring outfit. If you tuck it in as we have here, you’ll give your look a little more structure and edge.

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For our jeans we’ve gone for a boyfriend cut in a light wash, perfect for keeping comfy while running around (no super-tight waistbands here!). Roll the hems up for a casual look which puts the focus on your cool shoes.

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When wearing boyfriend jeans it can be a good idea to wear heels to add contrast to the casual vibe. Mules are a trendy style that have come back into fashion, which means you can find them super cheap in op shops. I found these ones at Fash N Treasure for only $5! The sky high platform and heels elongate your legs, while the neutral tan colour means they’ll go with practically any outfit.

For a bag we’ve gone for this minimal clutch – the perfect way to add a bit of polish to the outfit and show the world that you mean business! Keeping the clutch and heels in the same colour family also ensures the look is cohesive.

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In total our “Canadian Tuxedo” has come in at just $26 – bargain central!

Would you wear double denim? Have you uncovered any good finds in Canberra’s op shops recently?

Photos by Esther Agostino.

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Canberra op shop guide – Double denim
Dame Canberra 9:21 pm 09 Apr 15

Nice to see the op shop guide back again. I’m nowhere near brave enough to do double denim, but Heather you make it look great.

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