Firstly, this is just what I wore to uni today – I’ve been a little less colourful lately unfortunately, but please do note the one pop of colour I have – my new Ray-Ban Sunglasses! I guess I’m just being grumpy in this horrible, cold weather! My kind friends sent me over this black coat so today I got a chance to wear it, along with my favourite scarf from New Look which I got last Fashion week and being Northern, I haven’t found it cold enough to wear yet! Anyway, onto what this post is really about…making the most out of your wardrobe
Lately I’ve been thinking about what my ‘thing’ is and what I’m actually good at and a couple of days ago, I noticed that I’ve not been shopping since September 2012. Somehow, since becoming a student, I have broken my shopping addiction without even realizing and enjoyed Fashion by accumulating things. I’m not really a trend follower to start with, so I don’t really have that trigger in my brain that makes me rush out to the shop as soon as a big trend hits, but I do have that very female part of my brain that thinks shopping is the answer to everything… Which it may actually be, but sometimes, it’s just not an option.
I figured not-going-shopping was my thing and I’m pretty happy with how I dress, so I guess I’m pretty good at making do with what I’ve got. So if you’re a skint student like me, I hope that you can take something away from my little tips that have helped me survive these bleak shopping-less times!
1) If you’re going to survive without going shopping, you need to make sure that you have all the staples that are going to take you through season after season, e.g. tonal (black/white/nude) tees/tops that you can pair with anything, and if you want to take it up a notch, make them a bit more interesting than just simply a t-shirt… I have lots of simple tops in colours to match everything, but some of them have cut out shoulders, wrap details, cut out waist etc. I also really like multi-coloured tops so I can try them with different coloured bottoms etc to create different outfits with. Yeah, I’m pretty colourful ha!
2) If you drop on lucky on the ‘accumulating’ front like I have (Christmas, birthdays, general gifts, winning things etc.) make sure you pick out things that aren’t too basic (if that’s your style) – something that would usually be a treat – those special things in your wardrobe or trend pieces. I personally have a thing for accumulating trousers and midi skirts in all the colours and prints of the rainbow.
3) Don’t window shop. It’s a pretty obvious tip and as lovely as it is filling up your basket and pretend shopping, it’s just not going to happen and when you have to click the X at the top, … Read More..