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Hate summer - always look cheap - have no money to spend. Help!
I was at a toddler party the other day being all judgy (I blame the heat, it makes me crotchety). I was thinking how cheap all the other mums looked in their summer dresses - and then realised that I looked exactly the same! Has anyone got any tips on how to wear not many clothes but also look stylish/classy? I am frantically saving so have no real money to spend (hence three Primark dresses and two from Peacocks in my wardrobe!)
More generally, what do you think gives "cheap outfit" away. Can you hide the fact? Top tips desperately wanted!
My answer is Thrift Shops. I'm a regular browser, not looking for anything in particular, just some classy/classic items at a bonus price. e.g. classy, good fabric, swirly skirt £2.50 + supermarket T shirt picking up one colour from skirt £2.50 = good basic outfit. Same skirt + strappy top = night out outfit; skirt + jacket = formal outfit. Similarly, this seasons primark dress + Thrift Shop £5.00 neutral linen jacket = go anywhere stylish outfit. One or two good pieces - silk blouse, plain black/white/navy trousers - can add class to otherwise 'cheap' outfit.
Final Tip: I always remove any unneeded bits of flash - bows, huge buttons, ties, etc. from cheaper clothes. Less is definately more in the style stakes.