STYLE AND CULTURE
SECOND-HAND SEPTEMBER WITH LARA ADKINS
By Ebony-Renee Baker, 28 September 2021
ICYMI, it's Second-hand September, and all month ASOS Marketplace has been highlighting some of their awesome charity shops and vintage boutiques!
To celebrate, we turned to TikTok star @laraadkins for some influencer-worthy tips for shopping and styling vintage.
'Something about shopping second-hand feels so special', Lara told us when we chatted about the five looks she created with Marketplace finds. 'Especially when you find those gems that are just that bit more unique!' Agreed, Lara. Agreed. Scroll on to see how she styled her pre-loved looks, and check out her chosen boutiques to do a bit of treasure-hunting yourself!
'My favourite part of this outfit is the pink Y2K beauty. The return of the shoulder bag in 2020 was game-changing for me, and I'm definitely never going back! I would wear this look on a night out – it makes me feel so chic and classy!'
Bag: Cancer Research UK
'My current favourite outfit combo is platform boots, a mini skirt and something a little loose-fitting on top. This sweater vest immediately gave me Phoebe Buffay vibes, so that’s definitely what I channelled with this look! I think it's perf for dinner with friends.'
Sweater vest: Style With Each
'If you don’t have an oversized sweatshirt in your cupboard already, definitely invest in one this autumn. A vibe like this works for any casj occasion, like shopping or lunch.'
Sweatshirt: Oxfam Festival Shop
'My fave part of this outfit is definitely the hat! Not only does it mean I can put minimal effort into my hair; it also just makes me feel super cute. This look is serving "effortless but bold" – something I go for a lot haha... and, of course, it's 90s inspired.'
Hat: Wasteland Vintage
Tee: Barnardo's Charity
Blazer: Identity Party