Styling pre-loved fashion: A photoshoot featuring Melissa Jane Marshall

Newcastle based blogger, Melissa Marshall showcased pieces from her pre-loved clothing collection in a recent Eco Style photoshoot.  

With influencers currently under fire for promoting fast fashion, Melissa has looked the other way and found more ethical ways of styling and revamping her wardrobe.

She said: “I started last year organising my own clothes swaps in my flat and saw that all my friends were throwing their clothes into landfill we decided to do this clothes swap and we got to kind of mix our clothes around and anything that was left over went to the charity shop or went to the women’s refuge.

So, we knew that it was going somewhere that was either supporting somebody or looking after the environment a bit more”

Melissa showed us three ways of styling her vintage fashion in modern ways.

Sustainably smart/casual

Photo Credit: Faye Dixon

Melissa modelled her roll-neck striped t-shirt and grey checked blazer (both bought from fellow Newcastle blogger Alice Christina on Instagram) with distressed boyfriend jeans handed down from her sister. This is a go-to outfit for her days out.

Summer skirt and shirt

Photo Credit: Faye Dixon

Her blue, patterned mid-axi skirt worn with a plain white, linen shirt (both bought from the British Heart Foundation) showcased a classic and slightly bohemian vibe perfect for a summers day.

Biker chick meets pretty in pink

Photo Credit: Faye Dixon

She channeled her inner Marilyn Monroe in a flared baby pink dress from Ebay but created a major contrast with a vintage leather jacket to add some attitude. A perfect outfit for a night out in Newcastle.

Melissa said: “People are always saying about how hard it is and I think I like to show that it’s not very hard and that all the outfits can be kind of reused or re-styled.”

Check out the video below to see more of Melissa’s vintage wardrobe and to learn about her garments origins and why she chose them.

You can learn more about Melissa’s style on her blog and view her up-to-date looks on Instagram.

Tweet us your thoughts on these vintage looks to @EcoStyleTweets.





Melissa Jane Marshall


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