I want to let you in on a little secret....It is not necessary to spend lots of money in order to have style. We have all heard the term chain store chic right?
I personally love going into a cheaper store and nabbing myself a great deal, it's quite a satisfying feeling knowing that you have added something to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. It's also satisfying when somebody asks where you got said item from and you can then brag about the bargain factor...I mean who doesn't love saving money where possible these days?
People often feel like they need to spend lots on designer labels or expensive items of clothing in order to be considered "stylish" and while it's always good to have some really good quality pieces in your wardrobe there is nothing wrong with adding a few less expensive items also. I always recommend however that you are savvy and sure that you really need the item before you purchase it as you don't want to end up with clothes that you don't end up wearing. Also when visiting cheaper stores try and stay away from polyester and look for cotton or cotton blends instead.
At the moment my favourite is Glassons... http://bit.ly/2eWRwG3, this brand caters to many ages and has such a good selection of affordable fashion ranging from party wear to weekend wear to chic office wear, it really is a one stop shop! In the past there used to be a stigma around shopping at stores such as these but now the buying teams are doing such a great job you can always find something on trend for a really good price. For example the blouse pictured above you can pick up for only $39.95....what a steal!!
Another brand that is nailing the fun fashion scene is the recent arrival H&M. Every week they have a new collection of clothes come into stock and it is such a good place to grab some awesome deals, they cater for men, woman and children so everyone can reap the benefits. If you are yet to go and check it out I would really recommend doing so- you might want to block out a bit of time though as there is a lot to look at and with it still being a new brand in NZ it is also really busy. Guys you could pick up a short sleeve shirt like the one pictured below for only $14.99..pretty good value! http://hm.info/16bkd
Did you know that H&M also have an amazing initiative which is designed to decrease textile waste. Simply take any unwanted clothes (from any brand) into the store at Sylvia Park where they will then either be recycled or reused and receive 15% off the next item you purchase...it's a Win win!! Check out more information here http://hm.info/15tft
I love helping my clients create functional wardrobes that have a mix of good quality pieces mixed with a few cheaper chic pieces, and with so many new shops (let's not forget to mention Zara) we now have even more options for affordable fun fast fashion shopping!
Happy bargain hunting. xx