Charity shops across the UK are showcasing their styling credentials to young people by offering free styling makeovers by professional stylists who have dressed Victoria Beckham, Emilie Sande and Professor Green. AND it’s happening right around the corner from TRAID’s Head Office, in Old Street tube station.

Style Me In Seconds is launching with a pop up from 4 – 10 April in London’s Old Street showcasing unique looks and styles exclusively using second-hand clothes, shoes and accessories from charity shops. Alongside other fabulous charities, TRAID has loaned a rail of gorgeous pieces, all hand picked to convince and convert even the most hardened high street shopper to the joys of charity shops.

© Rachel Mans / Charity Retail Association
© Rachel Manns / Charity Retail Association

The brainchild of the Charity Retail Association, it’s headed up by an amazing style team specialising in charity shops and vintage styling including Emma Slade Edmondson and Hayley Simmons, who have worked across fashion magazines like Vogue, Red, Harpers Bazaar and Marie Claire. They see fashion as fun and joyful, and a way to creatively express who we are as individuals.

While the team recognize that people often find it easier to buy off the peg than to rifle through the rails of charity shops, the Style Me in Seconds event will show the public how to explore the treasure trove of incredible clothes charity shops have to offer.

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With a free style consultation, the stylists will demonstrate how to use charity shops to experiment with a new look, try a brand new style or simply get a taste of how styling themselves in charity shop pieces can add a unique twist to their outfits.

To book a free style makeover and find out more book online at http://stylemeinseconds.com

©Rachel Manns / Charity Retail Association
©Rachel Manns / Charity Retail Association
©Rachel Manns / Charity Retail Association
©Rachel Manns / Charity Retail Association
©Rachel Manns / Charity Retail Association
©Rachel Manns / Charity Retail Association