Orange is the new black!

Orange vintage jumpsuit. Sizzling orange for a sizzling summer. 

Orange vintage jumpsuit. Sizzling orange for a sizzling summer. 

HOW TO UPDATE YOUR SUMMER WARDROBE, ON A BUDGET.

You may have seen this jumpsuit on my Instagram feed recently.  I bought it for an absolute song (about $40) at Trash in Byron Bay and, weather permitting, love wearing it in the UK.  One pieces are an absolute pain when you need a wee in a hurry but I am loving this colourful retro look styled up with a pre-loved headscarf & vintage sunnies (both from Trash) and the necklace from Ghost and Lola .

Head to foot from Byron Bay, Australia. Total cost for outfit under £100 (excluding the vintage sunglasses bought a couple of years ago)  It's so easy and costs so little to style up a pre-loved buy: just add sunnies, a headscarf or a hat and some bangles & costume jewellery, all of which can be found on-line or in charity shops, and you have a brand new look for very little outlay. 

Photography by the very talented Lynda Kelly, Finding Grace Photography, Brighton.

I also enjoyed a photo shoot in the same outfit in my friend's Kelli's amazing retro warehouse in Byron. She did my lovely beehive hairdo, make up and styling for an afternoon of fun, fashion & photography. Girls just want to have fun - at any age!

Hope these pictures inspire you to have a good dig through charity shops, op shops & on-line. You never know what you might find, including a Pucci which Kelli is wearing, and you'll be wearing something that no one else has got as well as saving a whole heap of money!

Let me know if you have any bargain buys that you just love wearing and do tag me if you're wearing vintage, retro, pre-loved or recycled outfits on Instagram using the hashtag #vintageladyvintagestyle so I can feature you in my monthly gallery. 

See you soon, and if you need more ideas on styling on a budget, have a look at some really cool blogs here.