Versatility is the key to surviving a highly budgeted wardrobe. Now that economic situations are looking considerably darker I think it’s important to look at what you can do with the clothes you already own rather than focusing on buying what is cheap. Every piece in your wardrobe needs to work hard and take on chameleon abilities so you can get your monies worth. I wouldn’t suggest you buy only plain basic clothing all white blouses, black blazers and block coloured t shirts because honestly I never would, but it is important not to splash your cash on items that are limited in what you can wear them with and wear you can wear them. One of my favourite pieces to work is a long skirt with an interesting pattern or fabric. It can be dressed down with flip-flops and a little vest and dressed up with heels and a blouse. Then you can mix it up and wear your long skirt pulled up as a dress and cinched at the waist with a belt, casual with wedges and wooden bangles and a simple chain of accessories and hairstyle can make it perfect for hitting the town. The idea of the interesting print is that as a dress it can do all the talking and as a skirt it can be toned down with a plain top and neutral shoes. I don't believe in spending a much money on accesories other than bags and shoes, I wanted to show how you can accesoris for next to nothing with ribbons. I collected mine from gifts that come wrapped with them and boutiques that use them to tie their bags.
We styled two skirts four different ways here and I’ve picked two unusual skirts because I wanted to show that no matter how quirky the items in your wardrobe are they can still have great versatility. These four different outfits were created with just 3 pieces of clothing; a sequinned skirt, a net skirt and a plain cream t-shirt.
Sequinned skirt worn as dress minx 10 euro
Sequinned skirt as before
cream top topshop
Pink and blue net skirt self made
cream top as before
Pink and blue net dress as before
zebra print and silver belts primark €1.50 each
Shoes primark €3
pink shorts diy made from trousers
It's important to experiment to find out how versatile your clothes can be, it's not always the obvious look that's the best. Have fun and happy easter!
P.S. all photos in this post of my beautiful sister are property of thriftylilpixie