today – 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.
Sadly I have struggled on a budget.
I have a plan though.
Here are my 3 top tips to reignite a love of fashion and some decent dress sense!
High Fashion on a Budget
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!
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 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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