My friend dressed me in charity shop clothes for a week
Wearing Egham’s finest hand-me-downs
In surrendering all control over what I wore for five days, I wasn’t expecting anything fantastic. I’ve been inside Egham’s charity shops and it’s not surprising there’s not a lot of “vintage” or generally attractive clothing there. My friend was determined to make me embrace the charity shop aesthetic though, so I took the plunge. Let the charity shop charade begin.
Day 1: The silky smooth
I’ll be honest, I felt quite naked. Although it was super comfy and quite practical (especially considering I was about to do three hours of drama), I doubt Mama Habib would have approved. The disadvantage of this outfit was clearly the fact it left nothing to the imagination. Oh and also that I slid off basically every chair.
I give this outfit a 7/10.
Day 2: The halter-ego
I must admit this was a definite improvement to yesterday’s outfit. But I didn’t like it one bit. For someone who has rather big boobs, this top was obviously not meant to be for these bazoomas.
Definitely a 4\10.
Day 3: The snazzercise
Not only was this outfit visible from space, I’m pretty sure it also glowed in the dark. Throughout the day I was told my top half was celebrating Christmas in the 80s and the bottom half looked like it was about to leg-it out of Egham.
As someone said to their friends when I passed by: “They’re some jazzy leggings”. Lesson to the wise: if you’re going to whisper, don’t forget the person who you’re talking about isn’t meant to hear it.
Whispers aside, I rate this outfit a good old 6/10.
Day 4: The china doll
This was actually pretty decent. I didn’t get any snide comments or excessive staring. It was probably one of the most normal outfits so far, and an outfit which is rarely found in an Egham charity shop.
I rate this a fab 9/10.
Day 5: The gym-tastic
Thanks to my friend thinking in advance, she chose me some sexy multi-coloured running leggings and this shirt… (which was not found in a charity shop). These flattering (sense the sarcasm) leggings not only looked like someone had chundered paint on me, they also had a very attractive black elastic strap at the back of the knee. These babies may have been super comfy, but I’m pretty sure I was the only one wearing anything but black.
I rate this outfit a 4/10.
If there’s anything I’ve taken away from this week it’s:
- Never trust your friend to buy you clothes at a charity shop in Egham.
- Wear your clothes with pride, and don’t let people who talk behind your back get to you.
- It’s fun to change things up once in a while.