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STYLE AND CULTURE

SECOND-HAND SEPTEMBER WITH LARA ADKINS

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!

A woman sitting on a chair wearing a black skirt, waistcoat, white shirt and holding a small shoulder bag | ASOS Style Feed

'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

A woman kneels beside a building window, wearing tall platform boots, a black mini skirt, cream sweater vest while holding a cream shoulder bag | ASOS Style Feed

'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

A woman sits on concrete steps wearing a blue and white trucker hat, oversized green sweatshirt and white shorts | ASOS Style Feed

'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

An aerial shot of a woman in a fuzzy hat  with a red blazer and grey logo tee | ASOS Style Feed

'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

A woman stands in front of a bus wearing a navy blue pinstripe blazer, blue denim skirt, oversized shirt and loafers | ASOS Style Feed

Pictures: Lara Adkins

'My favourite thing about this outfit is the mix of the blue tones with the denim! I love how it’s mismatched, but all together it works so well. I love experimenting with mixing patterns and textures.'

 

Blazer: British Red Cross

 

Shop more ASOS Marketplace for your own one-of-a-kind finds today! ✨

 

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