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How to pull off the 'posh girl scruffy look'

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watchforthesnail Sun 04-Aug-13 17:46:49

i work in a very naice store, i see so many of these girls/ women a day. You know the look, all underdressed, but also looking very expensive/classy but not over done.

Is it alook that only money can achieve? ( i have none) where would i start?

I think ive got the hair down ( ish) but have no clue on the make up either.

herecomesthsun Sun 04-Aug-13 18:22:07

Am certainly not posh, but I would think a combo of eating like a bird (being skinny really helps the look), growing your hair long, getting it blowdried and running your fingers through it/ pulling it back fetchingly, smile and nod, smile and nod, get teeth done...

Public school education/ coming from the Home Counties etc would help too.

LaurieFairyCake Sun 04-Aug-13 18:26:00

Jewellery that looks like 'good' jewellery.

One big ring, maybe hammered silver. One bangle, ditto hammered silver. Understated watch like a leather Tank style.

A slouchy style bag, structured looks try-hard. In a muted colour - pebble grey, pale tan, beige in summer

No heels.

znaika Sun 04-Aug-13 18:30:59

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Chubfuddler Sun 04-Aug-13 18:34:15

Tip 4 BMI of 22 or less
Tip 5 hair even bigger than Harry styles

Chubfuddler Sun 04-Aug-13 18:34:34

Tip 6 be under 24 years old

piratecat Sun 04-Aug-13 18:35:12

any pics of what this look, looks like.

is it a kind of, i've been sitting on the beach but still look freshly tousled?

Chubfuddler Sun 04-Aug-13 18:36:10

Google prince Harry girlfriends. He has a type. This is it.

Hassled Sun 04-Aug-13 18:36:19

What they're wearing may look a bit scruffy, but it's actually good quality and well-cut.

And yes, quality jewellery.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 04-Aug-13 18:43:05

Think of how the TOWIE girls dress.

Do the opposite...

HTH smile

NoComet Sun 04-Aug-13 18:49:33

nothing she us wearing is cheap or fake
Pro gel nails, professional highlights, horrible, but no doubt expensive sunglasses, lesther bag, boots that are obviously not Primark's rip off.

A clearly expensive, non see thru white shirt and trousers that fit perfectly. Not a lot of make up, nicely done.

Simple real gold pendant.

watchforthesnail Sun 04-Aug-13 19:01:59

yes that sort of look.

i think im probably a few stones too heavy biscuit biscuit biscuit

and possibly too old.

and too skint.

is that sort of look not possible on a tightbudget?

i dont do the towie look at all, but i do not look like that. The hair i can do, the slouchy bag i can do. I have boots and flats. and plenty of ' one big accessory'

AndTwoBits Sun 04-Aug-13 19:11:04

Where would one get a nice slouchy bag but cheaper?

travailtotravel Sun 04-Aug-13 19:13:29

Oh I want to rock this look too - I am fat Curvaceous and no matter how hard I try, can't seem to wear anything.

watchforthesnail Sun 04-Aug-13 19:16:30

haha. i have a few slouchey bags. i want an orange one though. or a nice red. cant find one cheap enough

i am also too fat and booby. i need to stop eating cheese i think.

its just such a nice look. i really like it.

does anyone have any idea on make up? im all eyelashes and gloss which looks great but is probably too much?

herecomesthsun Sun 04-Aug-13 19:17:09

try low carbing re the weight (it really does work)

and TK Maxx for the bags

NomDeOrdinateur Sun 04-Aug-13 19:21:31

I think it's achievable on a budget, but needs to be modified a bit depending on weight and age - it's not my preferred look, but I could easily cobble it together from things I have in my wardrobe.

- Hair either swoosh-ified or in a messy bun;
- Make-up simple: lightly applied and well matched foundation, mascara, blush, and lip balm - nails can be short and coated in clear polish so no manicure needed;
- Skinny jeans (New Look or Gok @ Sainsbo's are both very good for me and under £30);
- Nice leather flat pumps or boots (TK Maxx - I only wear Dr Marten boots so I have no idea how much normal shoes cost);
- Good quality coat in flattering shape and colour (my smart coat was £110, my casual coat was £35, and both are equally lovely);
- Layering vests (Primark, £3);
- Layering long sleeve and short sleeve linen knit t shirts (Zara, £20 each);
- Simple silver pendant (ebay, £20 or less);
- Simple silver ring (notonthehighstreet, £30 or less);
- Stainless steel and leather strap watch (argos/amazon/ebay, £30 or less).

That would do the trick for me, despite the fact that I'm not stick thin (hourglassy size 10, so small waist but very pronounced hips, thighs, bum and boobs), and I never use a hair dryer. I don't look that young, either - I'm nearly 23, but easily pass for over 25 sad. Hope that helps a little!

herecomesthsun Sun 04-Aug-13 19:21:51

Make up - very natural but accentuating good features. Kate Middleton does the look very well, but the round-the-eye eyeliner doesn't quite fit the brief here. Neither would bright colours in eyeliner or lipstick.

MortifiedAdams Sun 04-Aug-13 19:23:37

Bad roots that someone had the fucking genius idea as ombre , tied a knot that you put in three days ago.

A patterned scarf on with everything.

A handbag bigger than your car.

NomDeOrdinateur Sun 04-Aug-13 19:24:31

Oh, and - the most important part of that look (IMO) is understated confidence and self-assurance. Communicated by good posture, poise/social ease, eye contact, head up, not playing with hair/fiddling with clothes, and keeping your face arranged in a calm expression.

Fifi2406 Sun 04-Aug-13 19:25:39

Try Zara for clothes and make up I would say would be foundation bit of blush and mascara with a pinky lip balm/lip stain they probably don't go overboard

Corygal Sun 04-Aug-13 19:38:04

As a lifelong resident of Clapham and Fulham, I see the species daily in its native habitat. Tips to integrate into the herd:

1. They don't eat - but some of the best ones, oddly, are size 14-16, so don't let that put you off.
2. Get Wandsworth highlights - colour of unsalted butter.
3. Be very, very clean and always tanned. Jewellery always includes a scrunchie and a signet ring.
4. Shop at Whistles, All Saints, Velvet, James Perse, Zara and ebay (they love a bargain).
5. Dress fast and take no more than 1 min to put your hair in a rubber band, half up, half down.
6. Park badly while talking on the phone, jump the queue in Starbucks every morning, and talk louder than humanly possible.
7. Shriek - ie laff - a lot.

bunnymother Sun 04-Aug-13 19:44:45

"Oh, and - the most important part of that look (IMO) is understated confidence and self-assurance. Communicated by good posture, poise/social ease, eye contact, head up, not playing with hair/fiddling with clothes, and keeping your face arranged in a calm expression."

I was about to mention this, too.

Chubfuddler Sun 04-Aug-13 20:41:26

Kate Middleton isn't really of the look type the op means is she? This is more that skinny model whose name escapes me (bessies with Rita thing). Kate is more born again sloane.

watchforthesnail Sun 04-Aug-13 20:43:03

yes, not sloaney.

they dont even have to be skinny, i see plenty of none skinny ones.

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