Three trends this season – all selling on ebay


I started to have a clear out of my wardrobe late last year and sold off a Vivienne Westwood jacket and a French Connection dress.

I still have quite a few items that I no longer wear so off I went to ebay to list a few more in the hope that I can earn a little money to pay for some of the lovely things I’ve been adding to my wish list over on Pinterest.

Pinterest Wish List Board

I’m yet to have another serious clear out. One where I try on everything I haven’t worn for a while and really take a look at how I look wearing it. I am terrible at hanging onto tops that have gone out of shape just because I love the colour or print.

I know that I still own a pair of trousers that I last wore back in 1998 when I was a size 6-8 (I was terribly thin back as a student) and can’t throw out just because they remind me of some really great nights out plus I’ve never seen a material like it since (they are a snake skin effect in a dark purple colour – they look much better than they sound).

So instead of clogging up my wardrobe and drawers with pointless clothes I am going to attempt to recycle them in some way. Whether that means making cushion covers or a patchwork table runner I will try and be less wasteful. If it deserves a new home then ebay or charity shop ahoy!

But back to the three items I am currently selling on ebay. I quickly realised that each item matches a trend for this Spring/Summer.

Monochrome:

Monochrome is a big look this season with bold black and white prints, a continuance of polka dots and stripes all making an appearance at London Fashion Week. And look what I found in the back of my wardrobe:

Black and white polka dot dress by Love Label

Floral:

Bold and colourful, floral prints were another huge trend at London Fashion Week with top to toe graphic prints in a multitude of colours showing on the catwalks. I last remember this all-over look back in the 90’s which is when I bought these wedges from River Island:

Black Floral Wedges from River Island

Pastels:

Lastly I love the amount of sugary pastels that are hitting the shops right now. I’m a firm lover of baby blues and soft yellows for Spring and Summer and looking through my wardrobe I have a few key pieces that I can start to use as a basis for this look. Again I found a top that I used to love wearing on hot summers days as the material was slightly sheer, stretchy and comfortable:

Blue floral top

So that’s my blatent ebay plug over. When I start to recycle some of my older clothes I’ll share what they have now become and any of the guides I use to make them.

If anyone has any ideas of what they’d use their old clothes for let me know!

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