OMG! 5 no-spend fashion tips

Jesus wept. VAT is going up to 20%, our wallets are empty due to holidays in Euro-cities and the sales have wiped us out. Plus, next season’s stock is all but ready to drop. What’s a girl to do? Easy, just try these fund-free fashion styling tips. It’s not what you wear, it’s how you style it…

THE COAT AS CAPE
We all know that a coat is a key seasonal purchase, but what if you haven’t got Β£1K to spend on a Celine topper? No matter, just style it out! Grab last year’s trench/cocoon/parka and perch it casually on your shoulders a la Alexa. Simples.


THE TUCKED-IN JUMPER
A well-documented look at the shows on and off the runway. Take a loosely-cut jumper, push up the sleeves, tuck it into your shorts, skirt or trousers (the fuller the better) and add a coordinating belt.


THE TUCKED-IN HAIR
No jumper? Tuck in your hair! A favourite of fashion editors and posh girls, all you need is long, straight hair and a minimalist jacket/coat/cape.

THE GAFFER-TAPE SHOE

Take your cue from Martin Margiela and do a shoe DIY job with some sticky stuff from Gaffertape.com. Endless possibilities.


THE BAG CHARM
Yep, it’s back! Another Alexa Chung-inspired tip, just take your It bag or shit bag, sling a wee trinket on it and you’re good to go… Here’s Alexa demonstating how it’s done with her Louis Vuitton Speedy…

So… what are your no-spend fashion tips?

[Pics top to bottom:
Celine/Style.com
Alexa Chung/Fashionconfidential.co.uk
Preen/Style.com
Vanessa Jackman

Grazia magazine
Maison Martin Margiela shoe
Gaffertape.com
Alexa Chung/Grazia Daily]