Money Saving Style Tips

Money saving style tips will save you cash but still ensure you have a full and stylish wardrobe. It’s easy to become to loyal to your favourite store or brand when they offer a style you love but when you look around you’ll find that lot’s of stores stock similar styles and items so it’s just a matter of shopping around. By budgeting and making sure you check all the highstreet stores before you make your purchase you can save a lot of money. What would you spend your spare cash on?     Surf Sales If you are really loyal to one particular store you can save money by looking through their sales first, usually you will find something you’re looking for in there for a lot less! For those of us who are brand addicted; stores like Secret Sales, Brand Alley and Ebay are an absolute lifesaver. You can usually find good condition, pre-owned branded items on Ebay for a fraction of the retail price which is a real bargain if you don’t mind shopping second hand. Alternatively, Brand Alley and Secret Sales feature branded items on sale 24/7 and their stock is regularly updated. Highstreet Stores Sometimes you don’t have to hit the sales to find a bargain. A few select highstreet stores are known for their bargain prices and gorgeous on trend fashion. Our favourites for all of the latest trends are Forever21, Boohoo, Peacocks, Primark and T K Maxx. For the best price skate and street style our favourite is ExtremePie. Browsing Tool Using a website that surfs other fashion sites to pull off all...

Wardrobe Staples for Style Success

Wardrobe staples for style success can upgrade your style from average to bang on trend. By selecting statement pieces and style basics you can keep your wardrobe fresh and up to date for less. You don’t need to buy a new outfit for every occasion and you don’t need to spend tonnes on expensive dresses, jackets and tops. Simply pick a few effective style staples and you can update any outfit. Choosing effective style staples is all about versatility, comfort and timeless style. Leather and denim jackets are constantly going in and out of style, and skinny jeans are a must have piece so you can’t go wrong with a good fitting pair. I have chosen a few of my wardrobe staples for style success, but this can vary depending on your own personal taste and choices. The pieces I have selected are easy to style and I always keep them in my wardrobe for when I’m struggling to find something to wear or need a bit of inspiration.   Skinny Jeans Skinny jeans are my ultimate wardrobe staple. Versatile, comfortable and always in style you can wear them almost anywhere with almost anything. Style them up with a blazer, cami and heels for instant chic or team them with a slouchy tee and trainers for urban edge. Skinny jeans work with jumpers, tees, shirts, camisoles and blouses so be brave and style them up your own way. They are the ultimate multi –season piece and can be worked from summer through to winter with the right accessories. Try: Moto Mid Stone Leigh Jeans from Topshop.com      ...

Trend Watch, Fresh Pastels

Welcome to the first ever instalment of trend watch. In this instalment I am going to discuss a big and fast emerging trend that is certain to feature in all of our wardrobes this summer. Pastel shades are in this summer, whether it’s footwear, accessories or clothing. In this instalment I am going to give some examples of cute pastel footwear and how to work it.   Sandals Pastel sandals are perfect for brightening up your summer wardrobes. Keep it fun and fresh with the brighter shades such as yellow, coral and mint blue. Pastel sandals would look great with a cute sundress or teamed with distressed denim shorts and would add a girly finishing touch to almost any outfit. Try: Habi Strappy Sandals from Topshop.com or Rachel Pastel Peeptoe Block Heel Sandal from Boohoo.com                           Stilettos Stilettos are a wardrobe essential for any party girl, and incorporating this seasons must have tones into your wardrobe will create a killer look. Almost any pastel colour will work, so be brave. Team them with your favourite LBD, LWD or mix it up with jeans and co-ords. Try to keep it simple and don’t overload your look with too many bright colours, you want the attention to be on your gorgeous heels. Try: ASOS Production Pointed High Heels from ASOS.com or Kate Studded Trim Two Part Heels from Boohoo.com                         Block Heels Block heels are a great way to add a bit of sensible glamour to your wardrobe....

Trending Trainers to Get You Moving

With summer well under way; it is time to get outdoors, and what better way to get yourself motivated than with a new pair of kicks?! This season has to be one of the hottest yet for gym and workout wear, with exciting cuts and bold prints they have firmly put themselves on the fashion map. Warmer weather and longer day’s means there are no excuses not to go out and enjoy the outdoors, so I have selected some of my favourite Trending Trainers to Get You Moving, because we all need a little push at some point!   1. Nike Kaishi Womens Shoes available at FitnessFootwear.com These gorgeous pink trainers are a workout must have for any girly girl. Inspired by the iconic Roshe Run, they feature a sleek and streamlined design good enough for working out or heading out. They have a low cut collar for a non-restricting fit and a breathable mesh and suede upper for maximum comfort.         2. Nike Free 5.0 Womens Barefoot Shoes available at FitnessFootwear.com These Nike Free 5.0 Womens Barefoot Shoes are available in an icy blue colour; perfect for working the pastel trend. As the name suggests, they are designed for barefoot running and are incredibly lightweight for maximum responsiveness and comfort. Deep hexagonal flex grooves in the midsole allow for natural movement of the foot.         3. Adidas Adipure 360.2 Shoes available at Adidas.co.uk These gorgeous yellow training shoes are great for hitting the gym and feature a cheerful yellow colour to get you motivated. They work perfect with this season’s pastel trend...

Something about Sanuk

What does summer mean to you? For me it’s about long and lazy evenings with friends and spending time on the beach, going for long walks and walking barefoot in the grass. It’s that time of year when life goes a bit care free and everything somehow feels a bit easier and everyone’s a bit nicer to each other too. Wearing footwear to echo that is easy now I’ve found a brand that lives and breathes good times – Sanuk.   Established in California where it’s all about sunshine, skate and surf life, Sanuk footwear is the brainchild of Jeff Kelly, a local guy that wanted to create something that represented a generation of laid back and life-loving sidewalk surfers. The name Sanuk comes from the Thai word that means ‘Fun’ and when you see their collection you can see that they definitely put a lot of that into their designs. But it’s not just the colours, prints and patterns that make Sanuk Shoes stand out, the one thing that caught my eye about these shoes is their vintage and earth-friendly appearance which, as it happens, its pretty spot on when you look at what physically goes into them.   Sanuk shoes are innovative and friendly to the planet thanks to their construction using materials such as yoga mats and outdoor carpets, they’ve definitely got something about them that’s a bit different. You’d be mistaken for thinking they might be uncomfortable and a bit off but once you’ve slipped your foot into Sanuk Sidewalk Surfers or the fantastic Sanuk Sandal, your perception is drastically altered. I’m a huge fan...

Reef Sandals for Summer

There are two ways you can go about footwear in the summer months – don’t wear any, or go minimal. I prefer the latter thanks to scruffy people that can’t be bothered to pick up their rubbish after them in parks and on the beach; I much prefer the idea of knowing that my feet are well protected against any nasty surprises lurking beneath what I can see. Everyone has experienced that feeling of pure freedom, running around with absolutely nothing beneath their feet other than soft grass or velvet sand only for it to be short lived because they’ve trodden on something and it left a nasty cut or mark on their skin. This is why sandals are always a great choice and a stylish one at that.   Flip flops are some of the most comfortable shoes you can wear on your feet and are a great line of defence against ground dwelling spikes, stones and discarded packaging. Reef is one of the worlds most respected brands when it comes to sandals and flip flops and that’s thanks to their long history in the business and a reputation for manufacturing some of the most reliable, stylish and comfortable shoes that you can buy.   Each pair are unlike any others you’ll find on the market, and that’s because they’re made from top quality materials and fabrics which make them comfortable, durable and more than capable of handling a day out on your feet. It’s not just good looks that go into Reef sandals, technical and performance materials are an important part of how Reef design their footwear....