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Saving Money with Style

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

We've all started feeling it, the pressure on the purse with times becoming a little financially trying, with interest rates rising and the general cost of living going up, the pursuit of fashion might seem like an impossible dream. But fear not, my fashion-forward friends! With a sprinkle of sass and a dash of savvy, you can still slay the style game while keeping your wallet intact. So, grab your shopping bags and let's dive into the world of fashion shopping on a budget like a boss! Here are my top 9 tips for saving money with style;

1. Where Quality Meets Affordability Finding that sweet spot where price and quality intertwine can be as tricky as mastering the perfect cat-eye liner. Look for stores that offer a fabulous blend of affordability and craftsmanship. Hunt down those hidden gems, both online and offline, that offer high-quality threads with crazy discounts.

2. Fast Fashion? Or Fashion Failure! Ah, the temptation of fast fashion—a quick fix for fashionistas on a budget. But beware, those flimsy fabrics and wonky seams won't survive a spin in the washing machine. Instead, focus on quality pieces that are like a timeless little black dress—classy, versatile, and built to last.

3. Multipurpose Magic Why settle for fashion pieces that only serve a single purpose? Let's embrace the wonders of multipurpose items. Seek out clothing that can be your trusty companion for a casual outing with jeans, and effortlessly transform into a glamorous ensemble for a night out.

4. Slay the Sales Scene: Deals, Discounts, and Diva-Level Savings Not great at finding the sales, my stylish savant? That's why I'm here. End-of-season warehouse extravaganzas are your golden tickets to snagging fabulous fashion finds at prices that won't make you cringe. Here is a list of fashion havens that offer these glorious sales RIGHT NOW:


'Love Me Again Market' for pre-loved treasures

White Label Noba - Sale starts Saturday 10th June 23

5. Second-Hand Swagger: Vintage Vibes and Thrifty Delights Looking for unique fashion pieces that won't cost you an arm and a Jimmy Choo-clad leg? Embrace the world of second-hand shopping and vintage wonders! For you weekly indulged into pre-loved treasures your can't go past the 'Love Me Again Markets'. And mark your calendars for the biggest annual designer fashion event of the year, 'Labels on the Lawn,' happening again in October. This incredible event offers you a chance to fill your wardrobe with designer bargains, I'm talking Zimmerman, Tibi, Rixo, Dior and many many more for $200 or under. And remember, signing up for the Hanworth House mailing list is unlocking the secret to getting in the door first.

6. Quality Reigns Supreme: Investing in quality pieces may require a bit more financial commitment, but trust me, it's worth it. Quality garments last longer, saving you from the dreaded cycle of "buy, wear, toss." Build your fashion empire with wardrobe staples that withstand the test of time, making you a style monarch and giving you the chance to on sell later.

7. Ethical Chic: Saving the World, One Fabulous Outfit at a Time Looking fierce while being environmentally conscious and socially responsible? Yes, please! By snagging those quality sale items, you can sashay through the fashion world guilt-free. Steer clear of fashion brands that don't play nice with workers' rights or mother nature, avoid stores that have new items every day over-production doesn't benefit anyone.

8. Your Style a Little Stale? Level Up with Professional Styling Assistance—No Extra Cost, Darling! Feeling overwhelmed by the choice? All the stores mentioned in this post are not just fashion havens but also offer the expertise of professional stylists right in their stores. That's right—prepare to be pampered and guided through the style jungle by these fashion whisperers! They'll help you navigate the racks, offer personalised recommendations, and ensure you leave the store feeling like a runway model. Don't be shy—seek out the styling assistance available at Samantha Ogilvie, Calexico and Bonita Collective.

9. Give Back in Style: Donate Your Pre-Loved Designer Pieces Ready to declutter your closet and make a difference? Look no further than Labels on the Lawn, the ultimate destination for fashion lovers with a heart of gold. While you're busy revamping your wardrobe, why not spread the love and donate your pre-loved designer clothing to this fabulous event which raises money to help women and children impacted by domestic violence? Labels on the Lawn accepts donations of designer clothes at Hanworth House, ensuring your once beloved pieces find a new home with fellow fashion enthusiasts all for a good cause. See the donation drop off points below.

Who says you can't be a fashion icon on a budget? With a pinch of creativity and a style know-how (yours or the professionals), you can conquer the fashion realm without draining your bank account. So, my fashion-forward friend, go forth and unleash your budget-savvy sass upon the world of fashion shopping! Remember, it's not just about the clothes you wear, but how fiercely you wear them.

Happy shopping!

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