Fashion tips from your top second-hand clothing store

Stripe it up!

As South Africa’s leading second-hand clothing store, we compiled handy fashion tips for you.

2nd Take stocks exclusive designer branded second-hand clothing at a fraction of the original prices. Quality second-hand clothing is what we offer you, and to guide you in how you can look your most stylish, check out the tips we’ve listed below for you.


Shopping at second-hand clothes shops will give you a wide range of choices for interesting Fashion pieces.

Stripes – here are six ways to wear stripes this coming season:

Match the stipe to your body size

Keep the size of the stripe in line with the size of your body. If you are tall or full figured, wear bigger, wider stripes. Petite women should stick to small stripes that are closer together and for women with a medium build, medium stripes are ideal.

Layer your look

Use stripes as an element of your outfit instead of using it for the entire look. Try a striped t-shirt under a one colour blazer or cardigan. Solid colours emphasize the stripes.

Keep it lean

Add the stripe to the leanest part of your body. For example, triangle shaped figures, should focus their stripes up top, while inverted triangle figures can try striped shorts or pants.

Dress up

Try a mini dress or jumper and throw your favourite jacket over it or add a pop of really bright colour. A bold shoe, clutch, necklace or coloured blazer can draw some attention and keep the stripes from overpowering your look.

Accessorize with stripes

Be creative, where you use stripes, for example, a striped shoe or handbag can spice up an outfit. You can take a really simple outfit and throw a striped jacket over it, it will change your look. If you’re really afraid of the trend, start with a striped scarf instead.

Play with colours

Monochromatic stripes will keep the look leaner and less noticeable, try black on gray for a more urban, try pairing a blue and white striped tank top with colourful skinny jeans or shorts. Then add a dose of confidence and you’re off to the nautical races.

Look and feel good in your striped outfit!


2nd Take, one of South Africa’s leading second-hand clothing and kids equipment retailers, providing international designer second-hand clothing and baby and kids equipment, in stores as well as online.

2nd Take is the largest consignment second-hand clothing online retailer in South Africa with boutique shops in Cape Town. 2nd Take stocks exclusive designer brands and high street labels, often not available for purchase anywhere else in South Africa.

2nd Take is now available as low cost Franchise nationwide in South Africa.

For further information on 2nd Take, please contact us on 021 434 5878 or e-mail us

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