We love to shop as much as we love finding a bargain, whether it is on the high street or online. But it is that love for shopping that often gets us in trouble because once we start we cannot stop.
With the new season upon us and the summer sales a big temptation we will be hitting the shops and filling up our closets with all the newest and latest trends and summer sale bargains. But many times we end up spending much more money then what we budgeted for and ends up with an overflowing wardrobe of things we do not need.
So before you hit the shops, here are a few tips to shop efficiently and to create stylish outfits saving you money and time.
Start by shopping online, make a list of all the new season items that you like or want to buy. Then shop around, you will find that many of the online shops like Romwe, Choies and Shein have similar pieces at different prices.
Buying pieces that are a bit more expensive, shop for it in-store that way you can try the items on and get a feel for how it looks on you. Sometimes online photos can be really inaccurate, so shopping in-store allows you to touch the fabric, look at its movement, and see how things fit on your body.
Save money and time by making a list of what you want and where to buy it. This saves you from walking around all day going from one shop to the other and “impulse buying”
Three key points to remember;
• Shop your style personality
• Shop your body shape
• Shop your colours
Before you step into a store ask yourself;
Does this shop offer items that suits my style personality? If you are more of a stiletto and bodycon dress kinda girl, then GAP is defiantly not the store for you
Does the shop offers items that suits my body type? The great thing is that now most shops offer clothes that suits all body types from petite, to curvy.
Does this shop offer items in colours that suit my colouring? The bigger the store, the more chance you have of finding your items in colours that suits your colouring.
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Rain drops can wreak havoc on your freshly styled hair, and as we are seeing more rainy days then sunny ones Cover up and stay chic and stylish in whatever your hat of choice is.
Shop the look at http://www.primark.com
Hat £8/€10, Coat £25/€40, Blouse £10/€13, Skirt £8/€12, Boots £18/€25, Bag £7/€10
Vintage Buckle Floppy Available at http://uk.accessorize.com
Wool fedora, £8/€10 @ http://www.primark.com
Brown floppy hat £14, White lace crop top £28, Necklace £8.50 Ring £6.50
Available @ http://www.dorothyperkins.com
Black Fedora @ www.next.co.uk
Christys' Madison Wide Brim Wool Felt Fedora Hat @ www.asos.com
Matador Felt hat @ www.asos.com
Felt Fedora Hat with Symbol Print Band @ www.asos.com
The gold sequins blazer
When wearing a sequins blazer always wear it with a solid colour that has no embellishments.
A sequined blazer paired with a white top always works well for either day or night.
Touches of gold whether it is in a jacket, skirt or pants will immediately add a bit of glam to your daily look. You defiantly do not need to fear stepping out in your gold embellished pieces, because pairing in with solid coloured pieces takes the look from too dressy to casual.
A golden top does not have to be formal, dress it down with more casual pieces like sneakers or leggings.
Golden Skirts and Jeans
For night time, a golden skirt or pants is a great way to dress up a plain white or black tank top, pair it with flats for day time or heels for a chic night out outfit.
A golden dress will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. You can tone it down by pairing it with neutral toned accessories like black or nude.
You cannot go wrong with gold shoes as it can transform even the most basic outfit choices because they go with anything, from jeans to dresses. The best way to wear it is like a nude shade shoe.
You can dress up your little black or white dress with your gold heels or golden sandals. Golden flats, are great for the office or a relaxed weekend laid-back look.
If only summer can be around January to December!! We would all love that, but the reality is summer is only 3 months of the year. Pretty soon we will be in August and saying goodbye to the summer. So it’s best to start start adding key autumn pieces to your wardrobe now to make the summer- autumn transition that much easier.
Soft knits are perfect for those chilly summer evenings. Keep it casual with a light knit
Freeman T.Porter Soft Cardigan paired with t-shirt and Freeman T.Porter jeans
Available @ www.laredoute.co.uk
As a light layer, for a bit of extra warmth on those cooler rainy days. Soft grey cardigan @ www.laredoute.co.uk
Add drama to you look with a printed cardigan invest in this soft Grey Aztec print cardigan @ www.laredoute.co.uk
Suede is a nice fabric to go for when it comes to ankle boots but if you want a sleeker look go for leather.
Ankle boots with strap fastening with Les Petists Prix dress @ www.laredoute.co.uk
Studded Anine Bing Charlie Boots with western-style top stitching on the toe, contrast suede side panels and eye catching pin studding Available @ www.question-air.com
Chain detail ankle boot @ www.very.co.uk
While the weather is still sunny accessorize with a scarf that is not so thick and heavy, so that it does not leave you sweating but still keeps you warm on cooler days.
Scarfs are a perfect way to jazz up a drab outfit as it adds a pop of colour to your outfit.
A hat makes for a great accessory no matter the season but are more prominent during autumn. While the weather is still hot and sunny you can wear it to protect your hair from sun damage or to hide a bad hair day.
Fedora Hat with Leopard print Blouse and black A-line skirt @ Next – www.next.co.uk
Black fedora hat, with pussy bow blouse and black crepe midi skirt @ Miss Selfridge www.missselfridge.com
Fedora hat with Cape Blazer, fringe kimono and shorts @ www.primark.com
Whether you add these pieces bit by bit because you are not ready to let go off the summer. Think of it as layering and as the weather slowly changes you add one piece at a time and then another layer and before you know it, you will be fully dressed for autumn.
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