STYLE // CHAMPAGNE STYLING ON A LEMONADE BUDGET

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Early January sucks. December is full of social gatherings, time with family, fun time, copious amounts of food, let alone the endless boxes of chocolates, PJ days, time of work, the list is pretty endless, then comes around January, we’re back to work, broke, missing all of the fun and feeling quite like the piggy in the blanket.

There’s a lot of sales going on, every Instagram page is shouting ‘new year new wardrobe’ but the pennies in my purse are sparse. We lived the high life in December and now we’re struggling? Sound familiar? I think we’re all in the same boat.

I’m supposed to be saving, I’m a little poor from buying Christmas presents but I really want to update my wardrobe and get a few new pieces… first world struggles right.

This dress was £9.99, but I think it looks a lot more expensive than that! I think styling this dress with a roll neck jumper and flat boots really makes this a sophisticated, smart every day outfit.

We can have and live our ‘Champagne style’ of gorgeous, sophisticated, luxurious, feeling a million (ok maybe 100 not a million haha) dollar outfits but if we can buy a few cheaper items on our lemonade budget and style them up well, we are getting the best of both worlds! I  CAN and I WILL update my wardrobe on my mini budget! It’s all about making the cheaper options look more expensive!

My styling tips for making a cheaper item look more expensive would be:

  • Keep it simple, don’t go overboard
  • Mix cheaper with a little more expensive items
  • Wear it with your favourite item
  • Feel confident (I recently covered this in a more detailed post – read it here)
  • Stay true to your style, wear it how YOU would wear it, not how someone else would wear it!

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to feel good, this jumper was £19.99, £9.99 dress and my Topshop boots which were a little pricy at £85, but I love this outfit and feel happy and confident in it, that’s the main thing right?

Grey jumper – New Look
Black dress – H&M
Necklace – H&M
Boots – Topshop (AMY Studded Ankle Boots)
Bag – ASOS

 

 

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