Today ladies I am writing about the price point of clothing, talking about cheap fashion v designer collections….. and by designer I am not talking about Versace etc.
When I am styling a client I am teaching them on how to look great without always spending top dollar….. It’s about putting looks together, things do not have to be expensive to look great.
I have seen a lot of high end pieces that look horrible, just because it’s a label it doesn’t mean it looks great on.
Firstly I am going to talk about the Kmart ! I know Kmart…. Well I have a friend, ( we all have one of those friends) who is pretty and a size 8 but manages to get most of her clothes from Kmart! Every time I see her she looks amazing! It’s how you put things together ladies, that’s what makes an outfit great, I love mixing good quality pieces along with your “not so pricey pieces” let’s not use the word cheap here.
So I head into my local Kmart and I find a pair of black textured shorts for $20 BARGAIN fully lined too, and guess what? They are cotton. If I had found them in Country Road they would have been $99. Make sure you screen properly, a lot of those stores that stock fast fashion are not presented well, they need steaming and most of all they need to be styled well. Take a look at Forever New, great styling well presented to the customer, so easy to find a top or two in that store. You need to have a good eye to be able to put a look together in your head, mix them with pieces that you already own.
It all in the cut ladies……
Well my second experiment was my Kmart jeans!!!! Woohooo A whopping $25 spent on these baby’s , stretchy fabric, high waisted on trend etc.…. looked at my butt from behind it looked ok. Be wary of cheap and nasty jeans, they do sometimes fade and the dye is toxic….. these ones I picked up and added them on social media and everyone wanted to know where I got them from…… Yep Kmart….
I hear you say, how long will it last? Well things don’t need to be washed THAT often, unless its dirty or it smells, you can wear it a few times. Well I hand wash all of my clothes in cold water, little bit of soap then hung out to dry. My clothes last for ages!
This was a fun experiment to try, have fun with it. And yes there are plenty of you out there that will say “ what about overseas cheap slave labour etc.” I get you , ethical companies are important. I am not saying buy ALL your clothing from these places, just have an open mind and try new things, you may end up worth more cash in your wallet to spend on holidays and other exciting things!
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