Everytime I see these photos I can’t stop giggling. Not because I think I look stupid in a hat; I’ve actually grown to become pretty obsessed with hats. The reason I’m spluttering all over the laptop right now is because a few moments after these photos were taken, a very jolly old man decided to have his photo taken with me. I love when older people catch on to the young generation’s lingo. I make this statement as his friend asked “Are you photo bombing Kev?” oh and my Mum says LOL a hell of a lot. Now you can see why I was giggling.
Right, I’ve stopped spluttering now, on to how I save money with every clothing purchase.
The purchase determination criteria
As I’m trying to save money all the time, I’ve started to really consider each clothing purchase I make. I try to ask myself the following three questions;
1) Can I wear it at two different points of the day?
2) Can I wear it throughout the year even if I layer it with something else?
3) Is it something I will wear a few times and get rid of it or is it one of those statement pieces I’ll use until it starts to fray after its 164725 wash?
Firstly, the hat. One of my favourite AW15 purchases from Primark which is of course affordable. Its colour is perfect. Although some may think of beige as boring, I see this as the perfect accessory for the whole year. It looks great with this outfit which is quite an evening look, it looks cosy with a big furry jacket and adds that extra flare to a maxi dress and gladiator sandals in summer. I can wear it in the day with a jumper and skater dress in the evening with an outfit similar to this. The hat is really good quality too; I was actually pretty impressed when I spotted it in Primark.
So let’s see then, does it fit all the criteria? Yes, yes and yes.
The boots were another Primark purchase. Have you tried the wide fit section of Primark shoes? For someone who has small yet wide feet they’re uber comfy. Once again they suit so many outfits and living in the UK means you’re not restricted to boots for Winter either.
My cassette tape bag was a pretty nifty purchase before Christmas last year and when I use this I feel like the coolest 90’s kid ever! I wore it on a Christmas night out and I wore it for our day trip to Buxton. Once again, super versatile and really quirky too i.e. right up my alley.
Remember when I told you all about that amazing SOS charity fashion show I went to? Nah it wasn’t no London Fashion Week saga but one with amazing discounts on high street brands. Anyhoo…finally showing you one of my purchases which is actually a little ASOS number. As I bought it at the show though I got it for…wait for it…£10!!! I really like wearing this to make a bit of a different look out of a basic outfit. My leggings, long sleeve top and skirt are all less than a fiver from Primark, George at Asda and Matalan. All basic clothing items I can wear throughout the year, mixed and matched with lots of different looks. Definitely full-filling my purchase criteria AND super affordable too.
So, there you have it. Three simple questions which will make you a sensible shopper and save you money with every closing purchase and yes, you can still be super trendy and the worlds finest fashionista. Next time you shop, take these thoughts with you.
On top of wishing you heaps of good luck with your future shopping trips, I shall leave you with one more parting gift. Here’s my face after the bloke had his photo with me…
OH MY LORD!
Until next time….(which is in fact Friday)