Error #1 Money = Style
Top high street brands like Peacocks know exactly how to take a top catwalk trend and translate it into something that anyone of any size can wear. The truth is that in today’s market there is very little need, and even less justification, to spend exorbitant amounts of money on looking good. Great fashion buys can be grabbed at bargain prices allowing you to save the splurges for investment pieces, such as a new winter coat or a last-a-lifetime pair of boots. If the high street is good enough for Kate Middleton, it’s good enough for us.
Error #2 On Trend = Looking Hot
Not all trends will suit all fashionistas. The trick to great dressing is to know what suits you. This means finding out which clothing shapes best flatter your figure and which colours complement your complexion. From time to time, it’s fun to embrace a new trend and inject something truly contemporary into your look. But it’s far more fashionable to develop your own signature style, unique to you.
Error #3 I’m worth it.
There is a culture among all forms of fashion and beauty marketing campaigns that teaches us that if we deny ourselves something, we don’t believe we deserve it. This is simply encouraging more and more of us to spend beyond our means. Whilst it is fun to treat yourself sometimes, if you are going to feel guilty about it, it probably isn’t worth it. You’ll miss out on half the fun of your new purchase anyway. Knowing your limits and spending within them leads to long term shopping harmony.
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