If your thinking of starting to opshop then a really great place to start is with belts. In retail stores the can be so expensive for poor quality products. I find that in opshops you can pick up beautiful leather belts for a couple of dollars which is such a steal!
Belt 1 – I picked this one up in Vinnie’s for $2.00. Its a really lovely dark glossy brown with reptile skin pattern. I wear this at my waist with skirts or dresses. The simplicity means that it goes with pretty much everything so it was a great buy for such a tiny price.
Belt 2 - I LOVE this belt, another hand me down form mum. This belt satisfies my love for khaki I have at the moment. But what I love most is the buckle detailing, the chestnut brown leather with gold metal embellishments AND tiny Mallard ducks stitched on is so cute and just really original .
Belt 3 - This belt was a hand-me-down from my mum, its real tan leather, I really love the buckle and how it looks so aged - I think it gives it character. Also the layered leather looks really nice, its something different and I haven't seen anything like it anywhere.
Belt 4 - This belt was $2.00 from a Christchurch Save-mart. It fits me really well and I also love the colours, its so different from any other belt I own which is nice for a change. I also think its a super easy way to add colour and interest to a more subtle outfit.
Belt 5 - I had been looking for a thin belt for ages, so when I saw that I had to have it, and from memory I think it was $4.00. Normally I just wear this with dresses and thing like that, the light colour means that it works in well with both lighter and darker garments.
Tips for finding belts:
- Look in the woman’s and men’s sections
- TRY IT ON!
- If it’s too small or big get a drill and add more holes, I quite often do this.
- Look for real leather if you can.