The idea was to work out how to rock the top trends for S/S 13 on a budget.
Hunting down the best buys on the high street to create the latest looks without breaking the bank.
I was lucky enough to be asked to take part and was given £80 and asked to put together three looks (also incorporating items I already owned) tapping into a key trend.
The trend I went for was "Modern 60's" Ive seen this in Vogues style round up recently and its graced many a catwalk so I was quite excited to see if I could incorporate a little swinging sixties chic into my wardrobe.
Straight off the bat I admit that on reflection my styling still may be closer to a 1950's feel but I found the classic sixties shapes were not massively flattering to my "egg on legs" silhouette.I did backcomb my hair into a rather large beehive though and definitely went for slightly different cuts and colours so I was channelling the trend in my own unique Betty way!
Outfit # 1-Leopard print Loveliness-Matalan Dress and tights
I made a beeline for this animal print shirt dress (£16) with its cute little collar and tiny buttons from Matalan as soon as I saw it. Its incredibly wearable and very light weight so perfect for spring and a great way to incorporate a little bit of sixties style into your work look. The cream tights were also by Matalan (£2)
I would never usually wear pale tights but they seemed to fit with the sixties theme and I really like them. I've put this with an old black Primark cardigan, some leopard print pumps and a leopard print headband which I already owned. When I think sixties I think beehive so have gone for a small beehive and a clip in fringe. Pale lipstick and lashings of black eyeliner finish the look. I'm also sporting my newest fave beauty find. False eyelashes by Ardell.
|leopard print-yeah baby|
|Does my beehive look big in this?|
Outfit # 2-How much is that doggy on your jumper? George at Asda and Matalan
I love the 1960's slouchy jumper over tights look but its a hard look to pull off when you have massive bangers. This mustard "Pooch print" jumper (£16) from Adsa actually offers quite a flattering fit and has a real retro vibe to it. Ive put it with leggings and a skirt I already owned and some creeper ballet pumps from Matalan (£10) Groovey baby!
|Just a walking the dog|
Outfit # 3 Pretty In Pink-Asos Curve
Ive seen this applique tulip dress (£36) from Asos worn by a few other bloggers I love, so was so pleased to have an opportunity to try it for myself. Its such a lovely pink confection and its neckline is totally sixties. I wore this with a pink cardigan I already owned and the cream tights from Matalan. Ive had these hair flowers from Primark for ages and they work perfectly. This would be perfect for a girly night out or even a wedding. Its in the sale at Asos so be quick!
|I think I should be on top of a cake!|
So there are my three outfits channelling this years sixties trend. I spent exactly £80 and had loads of fun putting this together. Will you be getting your sixties groove on this spring?
Huge thanks to VoucherCodes.co.uk for asking me to take part in this challenge. Sorry if I went slightly off reservation. I'm hoping my beehive redeemed me.
Never let your size or shape stop you from loving fashion and enjoying clothes to the max. If you "own" your style and stop feeling apologetic because you are plus size the world of clothes really starts to open up and its a wonderful thing.So get some sass to go with your fat ass!
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