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6 ways to make your Outfits look Expensive on a Budget...

15 Jan 2019


Hello everyone,

Today I thought I would share with you how I try to make my outfits/ wardrobe look expensive, by spending very little and saving my money. I often watch hauls and look books on YouTube and see so many gorgeous pieces from Reiss, Whistles and even higher end brands such as Gucci and ChloƩ etc. However, being a student, this is of course a lifestyle that I just can not afford just yet, so I thought I would share with you my tips on how you can still stay looking classy and expensive, but on a budget...

1. Choose one in-expsenive key piece...

And what I mean by this, is essentially buying from stores such as New Look, Primark, or online stores such as I Saw It First and Pretty Little Thing. The reason for this is so, for example, Here I am wearing this skirt from Primark which only cost me £8, Which is just an incredible price. I honestly can not believe how good the quality is for the money and if you really have a good mooch around Primark, you can often find some really amazing things, along with online stores such as I saw it first. I find buying from these stores is great because it means you don't have to spend triple the price at somewhere like Topshop. However, this leads me onto my next tip...

2. Pair Your in-expensive pieces with high quality garments...

As much as I love a little look around Primark, I prefer to pair the cheaper piece with a higher quality piece of clothing from my wardrobe. Here I have paired the £8 skirt with this Roll neck jumper from Topshop. Now this was around £30 which is definitely a lot more expensive than Primark, even thought I have actually seen one similar in Primark for just £13, however when it comes to things like knitwear, I would definitely reccomened going for something a little more expensive. Of course not spending hundreds of pounds, but the £30 is great because not only is it great quality, It's actually a great price. 

3. Search the sale rails

This is one thing I love doing, however I find this works best when I go alone and in the right mindset. I feel like I really have to give everything a chance and have a thorough look through the sale rales. I find you can find so many amazing things when having a really good look, I often get so many great bargains from doing this.

4. Focus on neutral shades

I feel like neutral colours always make an outfit look 10 times more expensive than it maybe actually is. Nude shades also can make a look, look so much classier. I think a nude jacket, long line coat makes an outfit look so much more put together. Again, a neutral knit wear piece can also look really chic too. Neutral faux leather skirts can also look amazing with a long line skirt. I actually have a nude/grey long line coat from River Island which always makes me feel sooo much better within myself and I believe it is now around £60 in the sale, and for the quality, its amazing.  

5. Choose a great bag

I love accessorising outfits, as I feel they make the outfit look so much more expensive, chic and put together. I have my bag from Carvella Kurt Kieger, which was only £19 from £59 can you believe it. I love this one because of the colour, now I love neutral colours as I think they look so classy and go with absolutely everything. I think the bag can honestly change a whole outfit, and if you look online you can find so many amazing bags that really elevate the whole look. I think bags with chains can also look great as it can add that little more detail. 

6. Choose your Accessorises wisely

Now I think jewellery can make your outfit look so much more expensive than it is. I tend to go for rose gold jewellery as I am just loving it at the moment. My earrings, and bracelet are actually from Pandora for £55, but JewelleryBox.co.uk have amazing affordable alternatives for such great prices. I also got my watch for my birthday but I believe it is from Miss Selfridge and now in the sale for £15 which is amazing considering watches can be so expensive. 













 I really hope you enjoyed this post and that it gave you some inspiration..

See you next time,

Cristy 

x x x 


Five ways to Style a hair Scarf...

10 Jan 2019



Hello everyone, 
I recently got a request through my Instagram direct messages asking if I could share how I style a hair scarf. So today i'm doing just that. This scarf was actually only £2 from H & M which I thought was such a bargain, considering some of these can be pretty expensive if you by real silk scarves. These are great because not only can they be tied in your hair, you can tie them around your handbag or even as a wrist wrap. But today I thought I would share five hairstyles that can be worn with a hair scarf.
1. Look one
This is probably one of the easiest ways to style a hair scarf, as all you need to do is part your hair at your natural parting, brush back your baby hair, if you have any, and then pop the hair scarf around the back of your ears and tie into a bow on top of your head. This one I find is really handy to do when your hair is maybe in need of a wash but you really can't be bothered, as I know I have those days. 



2. Look Two

Look two is a little more complex, just take a small section of the front of your hair and brush the rest back into a pony tail. I have tied mine in the centre of my head as I often get headaches if my pony tail is too high. However this look would also look great with a higher pony tail. I then just took the scarf and tied it the same as look one. I would recommend adding a couple of grips to the bottom of the scarf as the material can often slide off your head. 



3. Look Three 

For this look I think the scarf just makes it look soooo much cuter and can make an outfit look so much more put together. Start by sectioning your hair making sure there is more hair on the bottom than is in the top section. Use a hairbrush to make sure there are as little bumps as possible. Then use an invisibobble or small elastic bobble and tie this around the sectioned piece of hair. You can then take the scarf and tie it tightly once around the other bobble, making sure to cover it. Then you could tie it into a bow to finish off. 



4. Look four

This look is similar to look two, however I have lowered the pony tail a little. This look is achieved the same way as look two, however when putting your hair into the pony, just tie it lower and a little loose. This look is great for if you need your hair just tied back loosely out of your face if you are busy or rushing around. As you can see my hair is curled for this look which can often make the pieces of hair at the front look more natural.


5. Look Five

Look five is another really simple and easy look. I use the same method as look three, just instead of tying the scarf into a bow, I have left the pieces loose. This is a great way to wear the scarf as it just gives a little something to your look, it can make your hairstyle look like you have taken so much more time than you have, considering these looks take approximately 2 minutes or less to achieve.



I really hope these looks have inspired you to try out the hair scarf trend..

Cristy 

x x x 


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