This afternoon, I attended my very first clothes swap. What a delight! A bunch of fashionable Brisbane ladies gathered together in a breezy Queenslander and swapped our unwanted clothing.
We heaped our threads into a giant pile in the middle of the room… and the swapping began! There were no real rules, it was just an awesome mutual sharing situation, everyone adding little clothing stories along the way like “I found that jacket in a store in London aaaages ago!” or “I used to wear that skirt to work but now there’s no need because I work from home!” There was a real thrill when a friend picked up something of yours and wanted to give it a new home. Go on faux leather jacket… be free!
This concept is great for so many reasons. Clothes swapping allows you to totally revive your wardrobe without having to spend a dime! Plus, it’s a lovely excuse to get together with a bunch of pals and drink fresh iced tea on a Sunday afternoon. I’m so inspired by this, I really want to organise one on a bigger scale, perhaps at Uni…? Stay posted. All our unwanted clothing from today will be donated to charity.
My favourite finds from this swap have to be a hot pink silky scarf, a purple corduroy high-waisted skirt, a bright Lorna Jane jacket and a marbled Country Road skirt – all featured below!