There are two types of people in this world; those who like to shop, and those who don’t. Within these categories there’s a vast array of subsections. Personally, I like having new clothes, but I hate trying things on in shops. I don’t like trawling around the shops for a long time; I’ll nip into a couple of stores on my way home from work, buy online, or not buy at all. I also don’t like spending lots of money on individual pieces because I’m really fickle with my taste so I’d rather have lots of things I can wear a few times and move on from than a few expensive designer pieces which will last me forever but I’d probably only wear for a week.
How would you classify your shopping habits?
Whether you work in an office or a modelling agency, a school or a When you’ve got a budget it might feel as if high fashion is out of you reach. It’s expensive to get new pieces, and with trends coming and going all the time, it can be a struggle to keep up. Modelling agencies tend to know a thing or two about fashion, and we all have a bit of a shopping problem to. To try and fix the two problems we’ve come up with tips for how you can achieve fashion on tight budget, without it looking like you did.
Shops have sales all the time. End of season, mid-season, or just because it’s Tuesday any excuse to wheel out the discount banners. The key with sales shopping is knowing what you’re looking for and not buying everything just because it’s cheap. If you’re trying to stay on trend, the sales might not actually be your friend. Things get marked down when they’re no longer popular, when they’ve gone out of season, or when they’re simply not selling.
You want to make sure that you’re buying items because you really like them, and not just because you’re getting a £60 coat for £10. The best way to do this is to make a sales wish list. Look in the shops and look online before the sales start, and if there’s anything which you’d buy then and there (but you wouldn’t be heartbroken if they didn’t have your size), bookmark it or write down the product code and keep an eye out for it in the sale. If it gets reduced, reward yourself by picking it up, but if it doesn’t never mind.
Pick expensive (looking) fabrics
Tweed and heavy cottons look more expensive than thin jersey, but they aren’t always. The heavier the fabric as well, the longer it’s likely to last for, and the less likely it is to rip and pull. It’s easier to tell if you can actually touch the fabric, so this is often better done in person rather than online.
Satin shirts create softer lines, and when you find a good one, it can look almost like silk.
You’ll want gorgeous outfits for and casting calls you go to through your modelling agency, but there’s no need to break the bank to get the right clothes.
It tends to be how something is embellished which can make a garment look less expensive. Modelling agencies have become quite adept a spotting a cheaper plastic button from something a bit more fancy over the years, but it’s so easy to switch them over! Carefully cut the stitching and release the old tacky buttons into the wild. In their place you can attach anything you like (just make sure you stitch them in the same place so you can still do it up!).
Similarly, if you go for dresses and garments with lots of embellishments, there’s more risk of the end result being less classy than a red carpet number
H&M have recently revealed that they would be dipping their reasonably priced toes in the wedding dress market. They’re not the first high street heavy weight to get into the wedding dress market, with lower priced options looking better and better. At £59.99 it could probably be described as reasonably priced rather than cheap, but with many wedding dresses costing in the thousands, it’s a veritable bargain.