High Fashion on a Budget

I love clothes. In my younger days I used to really like wearing slightly quirky things and really loved jewelery, funky shoes, short shorts! and little dresses. I always hoped that when I grew up I would be able to buy some really cool classy designer clothes and have a rather fabulous wardrobe.


This stunning dress by Eudon Choi is just gorgeous and the kind of designer gown I would love in my wardrobe. Instead I’m packing the wardrobe with supermarket bought clothes that are not massively inspired.

I have  a plan though.

Here are my 3 top tips to reignite a love of fashion and some decent dress sense!

Posh charity shops

 Check out a charity shop in the poshest area close to you. Rich people often donate to charity rather than pass clothes on to friends. Their clothes will often have been good quality in the first place so will last well.  Just think you are doing your bit for recycling and charity and bagging a new wardrobe for you and your kids. It’s a win-win-win!

 

Get advice

 Principles of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) would say to achieve well you should study someone who does what you want to do, brilliantly. Well dressed people understand what looks good on them. Big department stores often offer a personal shopping support service for free (e.g. John Lewis.) You get advice on colours a style that suit you, shapes that flatter etc. with no obligation to buy. This could be the best fashion fix ever. Have a look at the stores website and see what you can find.

 

Chuck it

Chuck away all your stained, rubbish looking, ill fitting clothes (except for one painting/ gardening set for you and a few such sets for  the kids) Stained  clothes look awful and do you no favours. Be ruthless. Wear your good stuff regularly before they outgrow it and yours is too dated.

Okay I am going to put my own advice into action …. let see how I get on!

 

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  1. June 22, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    I think buying clothes from a charity shop in a good area is a great option. I bought 7 tops for £16.50 from a charity shopping spree recently. They were all in great condition and it was the most fun I’ve had shopping in a long time – everything was affordable and all the money went to charity – what’s not to like!

    There are some websites where you can put in your measurements and then it tells you what shape you are. Then they provide advice on what shape clothes would suit your body shape – might also be worth a try…
    Zoe @ecothrifty recently posted..The I Quit Blog Fiesta no.3 – Could you give up supermarkets?My Profile

  2. June 25, 2013 / 8:05 am

    Yes my friend went to a posh charity shop recently and said there were lots of designer clothes in great condition – definitely worth a visit!
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