We trust you've had a wonderful and productive week, because we certainly have! When we found out that Money Supermarket were hosting the Passion for Fashion competition, we thought it would make for a great post and so we immediately got cracking, scrolling through countless pages of our favouirte sites for the trendiest bargains we could find.
As part of this competition we were challenged to find 3 outfits for 3 different occasions (Casual, Party and Holiday wear) with a budget of £200 each ($295.41AUD). As self-confessed frugal fashionistas, we were eager to take on the challenge.
We had tons of fun putting this post together and found loads of nice pieces along the way. Be sure to check out Money Supermarket for more about the competition.So without further ado, here are our pocketfriendly outfits...
Casual Wear: 'Casual Chic'
This outfit is the perfect mix of girly and edgy. Coloured, distressed, ombred and studded. Denim in all its forms is now bigger than ever, which inspired this outfit. This is the perfect causal ensemble. The layering of the tank, vest and scarf make it look like you have put in more effort than you really have. Stack bracelets are a simple solution for accessorising on the run and the combat boots add a fun edginess to what would be a great festival outfit.
Aviator Sunglasses: $14.77 OR £10 from Top Shop
Hopeless Romantic Tank :
$15 NOW $10 OR £6.77 from Jay Jays
Denim Vest: $22.14 OR £14.99 from New Look
Multicloured Digital Floral Print Chiffon Scarf: $4.42 OR £2.99 from New Look
Mooloola Stud Chiffon Short:
$29.99 NOW $19 OR £12.86 from
Cream and Rose Gold wrist wear: $14.77 OR £10 from Dorothy Perkins
Erin Sling in Tan:
$29.95 NOW $9.95 OR £6.74 from Sportsgirl
Cross and Heart Split Ring: $7.39 OR £5 from Dorothy Perkins
Camo Ankle Boots: $39.95 OR £27.05 from Rubi
Total= $142.39 OR £96.40
Party wear: ' Party Rockin' '
This was the priciest of our 3 outfits, with the dress making up the bulk of the cost. But when we first stumbled across this panelled shift dress we instantly fell in love. This head turning dress is extremely versatile which we think justifies its hefty price tag...right??! Perfect for the party season, this bold and comtemporary outfit incorporates two of the biggest current fashion trends-the black and white monochrome and a pastel palette. We kept the accessories to a minimal to let the dress shine, but the suede heels and bright lip inject just the right amount of colour.
Disco Hardcase Clutch: $17.47 OR £11.83 from Colette
Cameo Lolita Dress: $129 OR £87.34 from David Jones
Windsorsmith Milan Mint Suede
99.95 NOW $35.95 OR £24.34 from Windsorsmith
Green square faceted stud earrings: $7.99 OR £5.41 from Lovisa
Ivory Cabochon Plait Ring: $14.99 OR £10.15 from Lovisa
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Alarm:
$7.96 OR £5.39 from Priceline
Total= $213.37 OR £144.46
Holiday Wear: 'Let's go to the beach'
What better way to work up a tan (safely, of course!)than in style! Like most of you, we are great lovers of the floral trend, and with the bikini we knew that we wanted to find something in line with this trend, but also thought we would go for something more unique. Our search for the bikini was lengthy, but we found the perfect one in River Island's Minit Donatella Bikini. The floral appliques add a cute touch, and were definitely what won us over! The light dress serves as a great coverup when you're moving between the surf and sand, and along with the other accessories, will have you set up for a day at the beach.
Bow Wrap Floppy Hat $10.50 OR £7.11 from Wet Seal
Mini Waymax Sunnies $14.95 OR £10.12 from Cotton On
So that wraps up our Passion for Fashion Entry. We set out to conquer the £200 budget (per outfit) and emerged victorious, with a total of $428.41 OR £290.05 from the 3 outfits to spare! Snaps for us :)
Cream Contrast Babydoll Dress
$25.11 $11.82 OR £8 from River Island
Mint Donatella Bandeau Bikini top with floral applique $26.58 OR £18 from River Island
Mint Donatella Bikini bottom with floral applique $19.20 OR £13 from River Island
Poppy Wrap Bracelet
$4.95 $2 OR £1.35
from Cotton On
$15 OR £10.16
Floral Beach Bag $2 OR £1.35 from Cotton On
Total: $102.05 OR £69.09
What do you think? Tell us which of the 3 outfits you like best.
© M + K