Hot high street buys on a budget
From the start, my client and I were guaranteed to have a fun shopping session. There is nothing more satisfying for a personal shopper, than working with someone who is keen to step outside their comfort zone and have fun with it!
We found lots of hot high street buys on a budget yesterday. We didn’t do disposable fashion. We stuck to our 5 step plan to shopping on a budget (see link)
Firstly, we had to fill a wardrobe gap. No accessories! Zero. Nada.
Our solution was in Oliver Bonas. This shop is a great place to stock up on accessories that are interesting and unique. How lucky are we in Tunbridge Wells to have one of its 54 stores around the UK.
Starting life in Fulham in 1993, Oliver Bonas has a fresh and unique approach to design from fashion to home wear.
To add a contemporary edge, we bought this geometric 3D necklace with marble pyramids. The vibrant and radiant grey tones make your eyes pop. Price £22.
Then we bought this soft pink scarf with its splash of neon in a digital gingham print. Promising to amp up the colour in any outfit. £18.
How do you wear a scarf? I tie it once behind my neck. This keeps the bulk of the scarf behind you. Then drape the two ends around your neck at the front. Easy.
Next a wardrobe staple. A blazer. To ensure a good fit blazers must come fully lined. However, its not always an easy find. There’s been such a decline in how clothing is manufactured. We found this fabulous fully lined blazer in Miss Selfridge. £29 (was £39).
Our cornerstone wardrobe item was leather shoe boots. The colour would tie in perfectly with the accessories we bought earlier. They would luxe up any outfit. £160 in Fenwicks.
Here’s how it all looks together. This is just one of the many looks we created. For a full list of what we bought check back here for my next post.
How do you shop on a budget and what do you look for when building a capsule wardrobe? Shiv x