The Thrifty Six Styling Creative Cover-Ups!

This month The Thrifty Six are styling up Creative Cover Ups and having a blast!

As for me…I love cover ups- and I cannot lie!

Especially when they come in the form of vintage dusters. After rummaging my wardrobe to find the right piece to style up for this month’s theme-I noticed that this duster collection of mine is slowly taking over in containing my funnest go-to styling pieces. This one’s from the 50’s and way too cute to save for the bedroom- seriously though.

And my silver sneakers from Greece from a few years ago.

Whether it’s dusters, kimonos, scarves, blazers…any cover up really just adds to the layering and makes the styling that much more interesting, creative and fashionable! Let’s check out what my lovely Fashionista Friends styled up:

Emma of Style Splash

“I found this jacket in a charity shop, and although I already own several black jackets, I couldn’t resist this one with the cute flower buttons. It’s from Marks & Spencer and was only a few pounds. I paired it with yellow trousers to match the buttons. The black vest underneath is also from a charity shop. The bag was a gift from my stepmother – she found it in her shop in Madeira.”

Grace of Graceful Rags

“I really struggled with this month’s theme! I don’t own any kimonos, and the only thrifted jackets I have are too hot for the sweltering summer heat. So, I opted to play around with this pretty blue scarf that belonged to my grandma. I tried tying it as a top several different ways (I’m not cool enough to pull off that look) and finally settled on draping it over this white dress—a cover-up of sorts for brunch, dinner by the beach, etc. I wasn’t sure about this outfit at first but quickly loved the dramatic movie star vibes once I started taking pictures!”

Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade

“Hidden in plain sight…

We’ve come a long way since the bathing machines of the late 19th and early 20th century…

…yet many of us still feel naked and somewhat vulnerable in a swimsuit.

Do you reach for cover when you rise from your lounger, or emerge from the pool?

Typical beach cover-ups are completely sheer and offer little or no visual barrier to protect our modesty…

But they’re a holiday essential – suitcase never to be zipped without that brightly coloured veil of gossamer.

Here I am in just one of my scarcely there wisps of fabric – this one scarlet with white polka-dots to match my bathing suit – how cute!!!

It must be psychological, a chiffon comfort blanket if you will…

We’re still visible, flesh is on show, we think we’re hidden but the reality is, we’re in plain sight!!!”

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

“Well, this was a hard one for me as I am not a fan of kimono’s or poncho’s. But a cover up can also mean a jacket right? And the creative part is mixing three prints!  The jacket is pre loved, was part of a skirt suit. I love the huge buttons and the short sleeves, and the print, pied de poulle, has always been my favorite! Ever since I saw my grandmother, when I was about 7, wearing a pied de poulle coat! So elegant. She wore patent black pumps underneath with a bow! Perfection!”

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

“You all know that I am a huge fan of kimonos, but they are scarce items in second hand shops. I rarely ever find kimonos of any sort. So I was really excited when I was thrift shopping with my sister back in February and I found this amazing mossy green polka dotted kimono for just $3. I paired it with an old ivory romper and some funky green wedges for a sassy second hand summer look.”

The Thrifty Six is a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features preloved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling preloved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand! 

Wishing you all a fabulous week!

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  1. Those are all so fun, and such a mix of different interpretations of cover-ups! Your vintage peignoir is making me wish I’d kept a mint-green set that I had years ago, Lucy!

    1. Oh my goodness I can only imagine what it looked like in green! I love peignoirs so much!! Right now I’m on the lookout for any large patented lime or pink belt with a 60’s vibe to it. Cannot find that anywhere! So if you do…help! Thanks Sheila- have a wonderful weekend xx

  2. Gah, Lucy, what a gorgeous vintage cover up! It IS wayyyy to pretty to stay in the bedroom! I love your pink floral dress and silver sneakers, too. What a fabulous summer look! All feminine and flirty and dramatic and sassy. Well done, my friend!


    1. Thanks so much Shelbee- this one has got to be my favourite hands-down. I love yours too- always so creative and fun my friend xx

    1. I collect these and they are always so versatile and fun for me to style up. Thanks Michelle xx

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