Get summer look all for free at swap shop
With summer 2017 well and truly upon us you can sometimes find money is a little tighter than usual.
Booking up summer holidays, taking the kids on days out, weddings, BBQs, the list of summer activities and events is never ending.
So, sometimes treating yourself to that new outfit, or buying some suitcase fillers for that last-minute holiday you have booked is a little harder with money going out elsewhere.
Fear not my friends – our handy Rutherglen shops have got your back as usual.
This month I headed to everyone’s favourite little Aladdin’s cave, R:evolve Clothing, situated at 75 Rutherglen Main Street.
For anyone who did not manage to catch my previous columns, R:evolve is a swap shop, which means rather than purchasing garments you swap your own existing/ unwanted garments for points, and these points can then be used towards something from the shop.
The garments taken in are carefully checked, cleaned up and displayed in such a fashion you literally would not know you are getting a second-hand product. Take a look at some of the summer looks we found.
The first outfit that caught my eye was this stunning shift dress, pictured. The bright shades of green and blue just scream out “summer time”, and is perfect for a wedding guest look.
The shift dress is such a classic look that it never goes out of fashion, with its above-the-knee length and basic neckline cut, it draws the attention to your legs, perfect to flaunt in the summer sun. I matched this dress with a pair of light green chunky heels and gold costume jewellery, both also items from Re:volve.
During my tour of the shop I was allowed a sneak peak into the back shop and the only way to describe it is as a treasure trove of fashion – I was in heaven! Rows and rows of clothing rails, it was easy to see why there is a look for everyone.
I managed to put together a stunning, celeb-inspired festival look. I paired a peach cross-over crop top with a cute set of denim hot pants. This look is also excellent for those warm days abroad and lounging around the pool side.
Lastly, I found this classic peplum LBD. Now I don’t usually put black products in the summer category, but sometimes it is a must (especially if you are required to for work purposes).
Why not pick up an LBD for the office and a pair of pumps to stay smart and stylish? Perhaps add a light, chiffon material type blazer and own the office?
Re:volve has a variety of stock including up-to-date items like the pictured black furry heels, dresses, jewellery... the list is endless. So why not get yourself down with your unwanted garments and find your summer look?
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Always in The shift dress is a style that never goes out of fashion