How to look good on a high street budget! Guest Post

Hi everyone its Grace or some of you may know me as Belle Mode (My blog http://bellemode102.blogspot.co.uk/) I am a fashion Blogger! I love fashion! When I was talking to Shona about fashion she then asked me to do a guest post considering her blog is a beauty blog! I immediately said yes! So thank you very much for asking me Shona!
So today I am going to be talking about how to be stylish on a high street budget! Lots of people think that to be stylish you have to spend lots of money! You really don’t!
So I am to tell you how to sort your wardrobe and be stylish!

So first sort out your wardrobe,
Look at your wardrobe and decide what you really need! Clothes that haven’t been worn for around a year should be cleared out first! You could send them to a charity shop, hand them, take them to a car boot, sell them on eBay, sell them on your blog or if they are really old throw them away! Think about what items suit your life style! You may be a student or may be a working mum! Those two wardrobes would be completely different! Also think about what suits your body shape and what sort of fashion or styles you like!

Secondly invest in some of the key pieces!
So have a look online for this season’s fashion! So this seasons kind of trends are leather, baroque and military to name just a few! So invest in some of this seasons key pieces! Here are my top pieces for this season…

1)      The Parka Jacket- These coats are all in this season! They will keep you nice and warm and cosy! This one is £239.00 from Zara! That may be way more than you want to pay but you will easily be able to find cheaper alternatives out there!http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/uk/en/zara-neu-W2012/269183/826621/PARKA%20WITH%20NATURAL%20FUR%20LINING

2)      A skater skirt- These skirts are everywhere right now! From topshop to new look! Now, they don’t suit everybody’s body shape! They don’t suit mine but it’s one of those items you have to try on to see if it suits you! This one is leather look too which combines the two trends together! This is from Topshop and it retails at £38.00! http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=7809534&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=skater%20skirt&pageSize=20

3)      Biker Jacket- Everyone has a biker jacket this season! Even the celebs! They are massive! It’s a great alternative to the big winter coat you wear when it’s freezing! Dress them up or dress them down! To dress it up team it with a dress and heels for a night time look! Or to dress it down wear it with a pair of jeans and a shirt to make a lovely day time look! This one is £65.00 from River Island.http://www.riverisland.com/women/coats--jackets/biker-jackets/Black-PU-stud-collar-biker-jacket-626830

4)      Black jeans! Get a pair of black jeans and you’re sorted! Wear them with anything from a shirt to a jumper! With flats or heels or with a coat or a leather jacket the choices are endless! I never wear jeans but I have in fact bought some this season from new look! They are great! At the price of £14.99 you can’t go wrong, but better yet they have now gone down to £9.99! Get yourself down to new look ladies!http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/jeans/black-28in-skinny-jeans_254328801

5)      Chelsea boots- I really really like these boots! Chelsea boots are in           style a lot and I just can’t explain my love for them! Especially these ones! These  are £38.00 from River Island and might just have to invest in some myself!  http://www.riverisland.com/women/shoes--boots/ankle-boots/Black-metal-toe-chelsea-boots-626562

6)      Shirt- A sheer shirt is a great trend! I love them! I am actually going to buy one very soon! Wear them with your black jeans, leather jacket and Chelsea boots and you have yourself a super stylish outfit! This is the actual shirt I am getting!http://www.clothingattesco.com/tops+t-shirts/f+f-jewelled-placket-blouse/invt/bb220262/&bklist=icat,4,shop,catgwomens,womens-tops-and-t-shirts it is only £16.00 from F&F at Tesco’s!

7)      Party Dress- This time of year is the party season with lots of Christmas and New Year’s parties! A dress is a must for going out to a party! This dress is quite a classy dress with a dip hem! It is £27.99 from new look which is a bargain!http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/dresses/black-chiffon-sleeveless-dip-hem-dress_268368901

8)      Jumper- Everyone has a nice warm cosy jumper at this time of year! Primark do some great winter woollies but this topshop one is nice too! It gives off a grungy vibe and is oversized! The sleeves are black and the rest has a nice pattern! It is £36.00http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=1&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=7392339&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208525&parent_categoryId=203984&p

9)      Lace- Lace is massive this season and I personally love it! This top is absolutely gorgeous and it also gives off a vintage look! This is a bargain at £16.00 from topshop!  http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=7965275&langId=-1&categoryId=

10)   Statement Necklace- A big chunky necklace can make your outfit! I love the gold chunky chains! But I also love the spikes! This one is only £5.99 from New Look.  

Step 3 be inspired,
By a weekly or monthly fashion magazine! I buy company magazine monthly and am hoping to get a subscription for it. They help you see what’s happening in the industry and show you what celebs are wearing!

Lastly Customise,
Take an old top and add anything you like to it to make it new! You could go to a haberdashery shop and get some spikes to add to a plain black tailored blazer to make it a brand new looking high street piece!

I really hope this post inspired you in some way!  I really enjoyed writing it and I’d love to know if you enjoyed reading it!
I’d love to see some of you over on my blog and would also like to speak to you guys on twitter so give me a follow @bellemode102 and say Hi and I’ll be sure to reply!
Thanks for reading everyone and thanks Shona for giving me this amazing opportunity!
Love Grace

A big thanks to Grace for guest posting on my blog, fashion is something I'm not best at! If you are interested in guest posting on blog about something surrounding fashion please leave your email below- I'd love to have you on my blog! xx

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