The Fashion Catalyst was given a serious challenge by WA Today’s Daile Pepper – a challenge to find an on-trend, on-budget outfit, all for under $200 at Westfield Innaloo.
It could be a difficult challenge to get a whole outfit for under $200 these days however, my accurate budgeting and forecasting skills ensured that I ticked off all the right garments and accessories. Always remember that you can mix these beauties with existing accessories in your wardrobe too. So, here’s what I chose:
I started with the most expensive garment first, the printed on-trend cream coloured maxi dress from Jeans West for only $119; Daile expressed that she did not want anything tight or skimpy and the maxi-dress was a natural on-trend, on-budget choice – perfect for summer weather. Next I chose a light denim vest from Jay Jays for $29.95 to compliment the neutral tones of the maxi and to give it a smooth and relaxed feel. I teamed these with beige open toe wedge sandals from Spendless for $29.95 and accessorised with some gold and wood tone bangles from Diva for $9.95 and an over the body satchel handbag reduced down to only $9.95 at Dotti. What an absolute bargain!
This outfit can easily be transformed from chic day wear to casual evening wear by teaming it with a gorgeous pair of high heels.
How did I do? See the article here: http://www.watoday.com.au/lifestyle/lifematters/blogs/pep-talk/a-fashion-bloggers-makeover-challenge/20100930-15yvo.html