Quick, easy and light on the wallet, disposable fashion is all about fun. Experiment with colour, current trends and stretch yourself out of your style comfort zone.
Relish in the fact that you can make guilt free purchases that you know, aint built to last. Stores like Zara, New Look, even Primark closely follow the big movers and shakers of the fashion world to bring you the season's “must have” at a fraction of the price.
Let's face it ladies, it’s easy to look great on an endless budget but it takes style savvy skill to buy something worth £10 and make it look a million dollars.
Top tips on making cheap look chic:
• Always, always wear fabulous shoes
• Mix and match with good quality classics
• Be sure to check the tailoring and stitching
• Accessorise well – put on your best bling
What to wear and where to get it
Cape coats – less Sherlock Homes, more chic and, oh so practical.
Visit Paul and Joe for chic and simple. On a budget, good old Topshop, or Towshow as I like to call it, will not disappoint.
Virgin Olive oil – pure and simple, the benefits are plentiful. Mix it with ground rice and use as a body scrub, leaving your skin smooth and nourished. Eat it; it is one of the best moisturisers your skin can have, and the benefits internally are endless.
Jeanne Calment, who holds the record for the longest confirmed life span, reportedly attributed her longevity and relatively youthful appearance (for her age) to olive oil, which she said she poured on all her food and rubbed into her skin.
Affordable for all. Brilliant eh?
Shop till you drop
This months recommendations to stretch you out of your style comfort zone. Check these out. I love them:
Hoss intopia – Spanish lead design emporium knocking out original and eclectic clothes for you style thirsty ladies. www.hossintropia.com
Duo – Finally a company that make boots to fit any shape and size calf. They also do shoes too. www.duoboots.com
I want to wear lovely shoes and boots in the winter but my feet get so cold so I end up in trainers and frumpy looking footwear. Have you got any suggestion on how I can stay warm and look good at the same time?
Sandi I feel your pain. I too suffer from cold tootsies. My top tip is to buy your winter shoes ½ a size bigger than you would normally wear and insert a gel insole. www.scholl-footcare.com This not only gives you better insulation but it provides better cushioning and support for your feet and legs. For boots buy them a full size bigger and wear thermal socks.
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