Passion for Fashion 2

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Money Supermarket are currently running their Passion for Fashion 2 competition, in which you have to create three outfits (one casual-wear, one holiday/beach-wear and one party-wear) with a budget of £200 for each. The prize for each category is £200 to win the outfit you put together, and the main prize is an amazing £1000, to spend on all your chosen outfits! As I am currently trying to save my money I thought I would try my hand at putting together some pocket-friendly outfits, in the hope it would feed my shopping addiction, without actually going shopping!

I adore Spring/Summer fashion so it was an absolute treat putting these outfits together. There are so many gorgeous pieces in the shops at the minute, and I am most certainly lusting after some of the bits and pieces I chose. In putting these together I hoped to encompass some of the fab trends for S/S, including pastels (my favourite), and the nineties trend, whilst keeping true to my own individual style.

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I must admit, I'm a tad in love with this outfit. It is the epitome of everything I adore about spring; pastels, florals, sugary pinks and parma violets. Dungaree/pinafore dresses and playsuits are everywhere at the minute, and this paisley dungaree playsuit by Motel hasn't left my mind from the moment I saw it; it's so stunning. I thought I would pair it with this sweet little embellished jumper from Miss Selfridge, as let's face it, British summers are still pretty chilly. I also chose this gorgeous floral bag from Clothing at Tesco as it's so versatile; I know for a fact it would go with about 90% of my summer outfits. I couldn't complete this look without this truly beautiful floral headband from Crown & Glory, as it isn't spring without flowery headbands, and finished it off with some sugary sweet pink polish and some trusty lilac converse. Definitely a perfect cheap-as-chips outfit to wear for chilling out in the garden on a summer's day!
Next up; holiday. Now, I am under no illusion that I'll be going anywhere remotely tropical this summer, but we can imagine, right?! I have to say, I LOVE planning holiday outfits. I think it just builds up the excitement a bit, writing your holiday list and putting outfits together for each day you're away. Okay, so we all know it's pretty certain that we'll spend the majority of our time wearing that same stripy bikini and flipflops combo, whilst everything we bought for our 'big holiday' lays dormant in its case... but this outfit is just too pretty to hide! For a holiday outfit, I knew I had to include a bikini as it is the utmost important holiday essential. When on holiday, I'm pretty much always in my bikini, be it on the beach or the bar, and this one is really fun, and won't give you any dodgy tan-lines. I thought I'd pair it with this funky kaftan (that I've had my eye on for ages, shame I don't have a holiday to go on - yet!) and I think they make a pretty cute combo for sitting by the pool. Of course, I had to factor in that you might actually venture outside of the beach/pool area, in which case I added some bright coral shorts from H & M and a cute little open-back top from Topshop, to cover up a bit. Add some snazzy sandals from Accessorize, shades from River Island, a quirky geometric necklace from Topshop and some bright feather earrings from Boohoo and you've got yourself a damn good holiday outfit! Of course, you can't forget the most important thing - a cute candy-stripe backpack from Boohoo, to chuck your suncream and your kaftan in - or your map if you're one for an exploring holiday! Rucksacks are definitely back this S/S and this one is seriously cute - NEED!

Finally, my party outfit. I LOVE summer nights out and parties, as they mean I can don my high-waisted skirts and whack a bralette out - my favourite summer party outfit combination. I just had to choose this stunning lilac skirt from Lashes, which, again, is something I've been lusting after for quite some time. I paired it with a panther-print bralette from Topshop, and a gorgeous embellished clutch from Accessorize (Accessorize are ALWAYS on top form when it comes to party clutches). Instead of heels, I decided to follow the nineties revival trend that I seemed to be going for after choosing that PU skirt (and that is going to be HUGE for S/S) and chose some awesome pink glittery high-tops from River Island. I know heels are traditionally going-out wear, but I'm seeing more and more girls embrace wearing Converse and high-tops out on a night, and I have to say, it's definitely a trend I can get behind! It certainly solves those sore-feet-after-a-long-night-dancing troubles! Because I love a quirky headpiece, I chose these butterfly clips from Crown & Glory, and added some cute pink stud earrings from Boohoo, along with some stunning semi-precious stone rings from River Island. To finish the look off, and to make sure I'm totally party ready, I chose some big Eylure lashes and some bright pink Barry M lippy. I love this outfit so much and would most certainly wear it out! I need those high-tops!

Are you entering Money Supermarket's Passion for Fashion 2 Competition? What do you think to my outfits? Don't forget to check out the hashtag #passionforfashion2 on Twitter to see all the entries!