Unfortunately there are many limitations when it comes to buying your clothing at op shops when you are "plus size". I have a couple of theories as to why this is but I won't go into it.
These limitations have left gaps in my wardrobe, mainly a few staple pieces and I recently decided I was happy to buy these staples, yes retail price! but preferably from Australian plus size labels just so I could do my bit to contribute to the Australian plus size fashion industry.
Hope & Harvest's new Nauticas range and a couple of items stood out to me. At such a reasonable price they definitely struck me as potential staples I could get.
White Anchor Tee was a must for me. I don't own many white things and definitely not a white tee, so at only $44.95 I was sure to add this to my cart! I intentionally sized up to an XL (equivalent to an AU 24-26) because I wanted to make sure it wasn't snug on me and I'm glad I did cause it's a perfect fit for how I wanted it.
The other staple item I wanted was some pants that I could wear in Summer and the Nauticus Capri Pants were just what I wanted and $79 which seemed very justifiable to me for a pair of pants. I had a bit of apprehension regard what size I wanted to order. Following the size chart I definitely needed an XL to fit my measurements however I'm usually a size 20-22 and I didn't want them to be baggy on me. Im so glad my housemate pointed out to me that its made from super stretchy material cause once I heard that I easily decided that I should order a Large. They fit good but if I wanted them to be a bit more snug I could've ordered a Medium. They fit perfect just trying them on but after wearing them all day they tend to sag a bit. Regardless of that I absolutely love them! The texture is fascinating! I have already worn them heaps!
Nauticus Capri Pants || Hope & Harvest || $79
White Anchor Tee || Hope & Harvest || $44.95
Blue Cardigan || Op Shopped for $2.25
Denim Skirt || Snowgum || Opshopped for $2.75
Black sandals || Target || $15