|If you're a regular visitor to my blog then you probably know that I'm a SUCKER for a good styling competition. It just gives me an excuse to browse beautiful clothes and dream of outfits I won't be able to afford and when I saw that Money Supermarket had launched their 'Passion for Fashion 2' competition, I just HAD to enter. The competition challenges bloggers to create three outfits (one party, one holiday and one casual) for under £200 each. So last night I spent a couple of hours scouring various websites to create my three looks and here are the results!|
|Topshop Dress - £60 | Miss Selfridge Headband - £16.50 | Topshop Jacket - £40 | H&M Heels - £29.99 | Accessorize Clutch - £35 | Topshop Socks - £3.50|
So I might have been in full-on GIRL mode when I created this outfit. It's pretty much an outfit that pukes up bows, flowers, glitter, frills, lace, candy colours and all things feminine... but oh my god I love it and besides, what's wrong with wanting to feel girly and feminine on a night out? The clutch was the first item I found and I immediately began to base my outfit around the pretty mint and pink tones. This outfit is just so perfect for springtime parties; light-hearted, fresh and flowery!
At the other end of the scale, I created this altogether more 'boyish' casual outfit and it's inspired by a mixture of country and boho styles. I loved the ombre effect on the lightweight trousers and imagine this outfit worn with dip dyed, tousled hair. How incredible are those Carvela wedges? When I see shoes like that it makes me wish I could walk in heels without looking like a six-foot giant with a limp.
|River Island Dress - £40 | Topshop Jacket - £62 | H&M Rucksack - £14.99 | New Look Sandals - £34.99 | River Island Sunglasses £13|
For my holiday outfit I wanted to keep it looking chic but also make it practical and comfortable for hot weather so I chose a lightweight maxi dress with an equally flow-y cover up for the cooler summer evenings. For me, fringing always reminds me of sunshine, festivals and summer so I had to feature the fringe in this outfit. Teamed with some stylish yet practical sandals from New Look and oversized sunnies I think this is my dream summer outfit!
So those are my looks, what do you think? There's been some great entries from other bloggers for the Passion for Fashion 2 competition so if you want to check those out just follow the hashtag #passionforfashion2 on Twitter.