With London Fashion Week winding down, the eyes of every fashionista are trained on the British capital. For us mere mortals the catwalk trends and high-level fashion seems a world away, but there are a few ways in which you can step out in style without breaking your budget. Let’s walk as carefully through a few ‘fashion on a budget’ tips in the same way a catwalk model makes her way down the runway.
Look to Charity – You’ll find charity shops on most high streets, and many of them have a wide selection of clothing and styles for you to choose from. City centre charity shops, and those located in more affluent areas could be the ideal destination for you to pick up a designer bargain!
Vintage Clothing – Vintage stores offer a glimpse into an elegant and stylish past, and they aren’t all expensive and over the top when it comes to price and style. Take a look at vintage clothing stores in your area and find something that will be entirely unique to you, doesn’t break your budget and makes you the envy of your friends.
Car Boot Sales – You just never know what you’re going to find at a car boot sale, but that is the beauty of them. Have some fun, rummage around for deals and you’ll find that if you do strike lucky and find some stylish fashion, the price will be cheaper than even charity shops.
Swap Shop – Why not play swap shop with a few of your like-minded friends? Take along some clothes that you have stopped wearing, are no longer the right size, or that you’ve become bored with, and you might be able to swap them for something brand new to you. You’ll be creating a whole new wardrobe for free, keeping your friends happy and having fun in the process.
Repair and Add a Twist – Some of your tired old clothes don’t have to be placed in the pile of unloved clothes to be thrown away. One way to rejuvenate your wardrobe is to take a needle and thread to your clothes. Resole your shoes, add elbow patches to worn-down jackets, and make essentially new clothing at a fraction of the price of buying brand new. This is also a fun pursuit for those of you with an eye for fashion, but without the large budget to keep up with the brand new trends.
Sensible spending is an approach that all of us at PiggyBank are in favour of. Our service is designed to offer responsible lending to those who are in need of a short-term solution, but able to pay back within fixed and agreed repayment terms.