This Whole Outfit Cost £60
Yep, it's all true. No clickbait here, my friends.
Pretty unbelievable, right?
I don't believe that you have to spend more to look good. I really don't.
I think it's all about choosing simple key pieces and pairing the right things together to create an outfit which you look and feel great in.
Sure, treat yourself to a few high end pieces - bags, jeans, shoes, and jackets are the most prudent places to splash the cash - but if you're like me and prefer to buy more for less, then forget the labels all together and come on over to the cheap side.
Now to get technical, this whole outfit cost around $102, but as most of you are reading from the UK, I thought I'd convert it into proper money. (Sorry Aussies, your cash still looks like it's from Monopoly to me).
This bardot body suit is from Pretty Little Thing and was a bargain at only £8. 8 POUNDS. That's, like, almost a glass of wine in central London. It's such a great basic and I've been wearing it to death with highwaisted jeans and floaty skirts. I will warn you, however, that when stretched, the fabric is a tad see-through. So those blessed with bigger assets may want to size up to avoid stretching the fabric too much. Or, you know, just spend more than £8 on a bodysuit.
The skirt, belt and shoes are from two budget stores in Australia (Supre and Famous Footwear), but they're both brilliant quality. The denim is thick and washes well, and the shoes are comfier that most of my more expensive pairs.
These shops are often mocked - in fact my friend practically dragged me in there to avoid being seen - but if anything, they are a step up from Primark, in my book. And who doesn't love a good Primark steal?
Now, I know what you're thinking. You're in your 20s or 30s and no longer want to indulge in fast fashion, and, I hear you. But sometimes in life you have priorities and expensive clothing just isn't one of them. Sure, when I wasn't travelling, I splurged on quality brands and built up a collection of investment pieces, but now that my life is always on the move, I save those pennies for other, more important, things.
So if you're saving for a house, a car or that girls' trip to Marbs (is that still a thing? I'm too out of the loop), these lower end shops offer the latest trends and key basics that satisfy the need to shop and keep you looking on fleek (again, no idea if this word is still relevant. Lit? 100? Who knows, I'll stop now).
What are your thoughts on getting dressed on a budget?