Advertisements

Frugal Fashionista: Save Money on Clothes This Summer

Summer fashion is a lot of fun, unlike during the colder months you can pretty much wear what you want and don’t need to worry about covering up to keep warm. The dresses, sandals, skirts and shorts all come back out, and you can enjoy bright colours and bold patterns that perhaps don’t work as well during the other seasons. However buying new clothes every season can be expensive, thankfully there are ways you can save money and still look a million dollars.

 

Fashion Image

 

Buy Versatile Staples

If you buy versatile items that can be dressed up and dressed down, you’ll find that you always have something to wear. Whether you need something to wear at a wedding, a christening, your friend’s barbeque or date night with your partner, you’ll be able to adapt your outfits and feel like you have something unique to wear without having to buy lots of items.

Simple summer dresses work well here, team up with a blazer and heels for a smart summer evening look, and with sandals and a kimono for a casual daytime outfit. If you choose well, you can even wear some of these dresses into the autumn too, simply pair up with tights, boots and a cute leather jacket.

If you know you have lots of occasions coming up and don’t have the budget to be able to afford lots of new outfits then this is a great way round it. Purchase some inexpensive accessories to customise each look, for example some statement jewellery for evening, a couple of hats and some sunglasses for practical daytime accessories.

 

Check Out Charity Shopsr

If you’ve always turned your nose up to the idea of charity shops then it’s time to think again. Not only can you snag yourself some amazing items at bargain prices, but the money from everything you buy will be put to a good cause.

Sure, you probably won’t be able to find your whole summer wardrobe in here but they’re well worth taking a peek in every now and again. Chances are at some point you’ll find a fantastic item for far less than you’d pay full RRP. Often charity shop clothes are nearly new or have only ever been worn a few times, sometimes you can even find brand new things in there.

 

Host a Swap Party

All of us have clothes in our wardrobe that we don’t really wear. Perhaps they were impulse buys or maybe we didn’t try them on in store and when we got home realised they didn’t look good. For some reason or another maybe we didn’t get around to taking them back and they’ve sat collecting dust ever since.

Lots of us hold onto clothes with the intention of losing weight and wearing them again one day, or in the hopes that they’ll come back into style. Instead of them sitting around taking up space, why don’t you and your friends all grab the items you don’t wear and host a swap party? You can all have fun trying on different things, and you each might find a couple of pieces from the other’s closets that work far better on you.

 

How do you plan on saving money on your fashion pieces this summer.

 

*Collaborative post.

Advertisements

Outfit Post – Fashion Blogger Shopping Dream

I recently got the lovely opportunity to shop on BlackBetty Website. For those who have never heard of BlackBetty, it is an online retailer that sells high street fashion pieces and accessories at affordable prices. I must confess, I was very surprised to find see how affordable high street fashion was on the BlackBetty website. The website is like the home of fashion bargain. It is a Fashion Blogger shopping dream.

Shopping on BlackBetty was simple. The website was straightforward and quite easy to navigate. I was done shopping within minutes because I found the pieces I wanted quickly.

Here are some of the items I got from my mini shopping spree. I will be featuring the other pieces in upcoming outfit posts so lookout for them.

 

BlackBetty Review Image

 

The oversized cardigan and the blue long sleeve sweater are new wardrobe additions from BlackBetty. I really both pieces especially the oversized cardigan. The design is beauty and colours on the cardigan are so pretty. This blue sweater is a wardrobe essential which I like because they always come in handy, especially on lazy fashion days.

 

Fashion Blog ImageFashion Blogger UK Image

 

All other pieces and accessories I have on have been featured on Fashion and Style Police a couple of times. So my regular fashionistas would recognise them. But for those who do not, I shall list the stores I got them from below.

I always shop for new pieces and accessories that would complement my existing wardrobe. That way, I can style them in different ways to create a new look.

What do you think of this look? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the sunny weekend.

 

Fashion Blogger Picture

 

What I Wore

Oversized Cardigan – c/o BlackBetty

Blue Long Sleeve Sweater – c/o BlackBetty

Black Leggings – New Look

Black Boots – Timbaland

Cream Bag – Michael Kors

Sunglasses – Swarovski

 

 

 

 

Stress Free Shopping with Grandparents

Shopping is one of my favourite things to do. I enjoy shopping in the malls when I get the time. There is something amazing about going from shop to shop, looking at the pieces and accessories in flesh. I do most of my shopping online these days, but when I have the opportunity to pop into a mall, I go for it. I recently came across the Fenetic Wellbeing website and I was on the website for some time.

I shop with my mum a lot. We both enjoy it and the kids love any activity with her around.  Plus having an extra pair of hands with the twins whilst shopping is essential. It means I get to grab every item I planned to buy in peace, and not have to deal with the kiddies alone. It also means they get to spend time with their Nan, which is a win-win for us all.

 

Shopping image

 

Shopping with grandparents can sometimes be a bit of hassle for everyone involved. Especially when mobility is an issue. Which is why I am super excited to take part in this Fenetic Wellbeing Campaign. For those who have never heard of Fenetic Wellbeing, it is a mobility company who exist to provide customers with the right mobility products for their individual needs.

Spring time is here, which means it is finally time to spend my time outdoors. Which is why I am promoting ways elderly parents, grandparents and anyone with mobility needs can enjoy some stress free shopping.

Here are a few ways you can enjoy some stress free shopping with the grandparents this season –

 

Get a Mobility Scooter

If mobility is an issue, the best way to solve it is to get a good mobility scooter that would suit your needs. With a good mobility scooter, and buggies if needed, you are guaranteed to have a stress-free shopping session with the whole family happy.

 

Plan your day

I always like having a plan, so planning my shopping trip is important. I usually have a list of what I need to get so I don’t miss out any items. Also, I prefer large indoor shopping malls. Having all the shops under 1 roof makes it easier to move around and I don’t have to deal with the unpredictable British weather.

 

Go when it is quiet

I prefer shopping on weekdays in the morning when it is quiet. It is easier and quicker to move around when there are fewer people in the shops, so I target the quite times.

 

Make sure there are lifts available

Having lifts in the shopping malls are essential, especially with mobility scooters and buggies. I won’t bother shopping with the family in a mall with no lift.

 

Accessible friendly restaurants/cafes

We usually need a break midway into our shopping. Having accessible friendly restaurants/cafes available means it is easy to get in and out of a restaurant/cafe. So I make sure these are available before deciding on a shopping mall.

 

How do you achieve stress-free shopping?

 

*In collaboration with Fenetic Wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

error: Content is protected !!