A few days ago over on Hanne's blog I saw her post on money supermarket's Passion for Fashion challenge, for which they are asking bloggers to create five different outfits for different occasions, with each outfit adding up to under £200. So I thought I would give it a go!
I absolutely loved swooning over all of the autumn/winter goodies available, so here are the outfits I came up with...
The metallic style of this outfit is perfect for the inevitable Christmas and New Year celebrations. The dress is a great buy at just £25 at the time of year when money is tight, and the grecian style is a piece that will always look classy and flatters most body shapes.
Metallic shades come back year after year, and the nude accessories can be worn across all the seasons; such a glamourous outfit.
As with metallics, check shirts are fabulous wardrobe staples that keep cropping up in the winter months. The sleeveless look of this shirt gives it that bit of an edge, and the shorts are a fabulous transitional piece that can be worn with tights to keep warm in winter, or without in the warmer summer months. The studs bring it them up to date and bang on trend.
And who doesn't need a pair of Converse? Practical and stylish, they will help get you through the horrible winter weather without sacrificing on the fashion stakes. And they are shoes that will last.
Practicality is always the key with outdoor wear, but that definitely doesn't mean you have to look like you got dressed in the dark.
Jeans have always been a great wardrobe staple and the slouch jumper will give that effortlessly stylish look whilst keeping you warm under the lovely yet practical gilet. The rucksack gives a cute twist to the outfit, adding a bit of interest whilst being able to hold all that useless junk us ladies refuse to leave behind. Considering the chelsea boots are leather, they are such a good purchase at just £40 and will get you through that horrible snowy period in style.
This laid-back look is perfect for the more outdoor type of girl.
Now I'm not sure about everyone else, but I love burgundy for the colder months. It's such a lovely, rich colour that makes any outfit look that bit more expensive, whilst suiting every age group.
This skirt is another great transitional piece; although it is floral and floaty, the muted colours mean it can easily be worn throughout autumn if styled appropriately. And it's fabulously flirty for that all important first impression for your date!
The watch and rings add a bit of glamour to finish off the look beautifully, and the clutch bag is a pure steal at a mere £8.
This outfit has another great floral item but again with those colours that work from summer to autumn. The dress adds a bit of fun and something different to the usual dull office attire, whilst the blazer keeps it smart and appropriate without breaking the bank. The wedges look professional but the height also keeps it sensible for a long day at work.
It is an outfit that can easily be carried on into the evening for a few after-work drinks.
So what do you think of my outfit choices?
If you have already done this yourself, link me your entries - I'd love to see them!
If you haven't yet taken part but fancy having a go, just follow this link for more information.
The overall amazingly lucky winner receives £1000 and an iPad!
Thanks for reading,