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Fashion...Is it your Passion?

15:37 Mon 24th May 2010 |

With the interesting underground fashion culture blooming, even with the recession, the message is to get tough, get creative and get out there. New faces like Lady Gaga and designers like Alexander Wang are creating the looks and shapes of tomorrow, by drawing on the hottest, most iconic images. The glitz and glamour paraded on catwalks is a kitsch antidote to the gloom of the past year. Feel-good fashion has never looked so good!

Fashion for less:

We all have the desire to be fashionable; however we don’t all have the purse strings that stretch that far for the latest trend demands... or do we? With fashion changing so rapidly and something that was once a must have is now a must throw away you don’t want to pay high prices or splash out on a whole new wardrobe each time the trends change.

When it comes to style- less is more. Steer clear of the obvious floral patterns and exaggerated colour combinations, it’s all about minimalism, being fresh and cleansing the clothing palette. Many designers such as Calvin Klein and Stella McCartney are both experts when it comes to creating fantastic fashion statements. What could be more visually pleasing than bronzed skin, minimal hair and make- up? This should be complemented by white silk and nude linens, provoking images of St. Tropez – a playground for the rich and famous.

It’s not just the rich and famous that can afford to look fresh and fabulous you can browse a number of websites that offer high-fashion at low-prices. One the trendiest online spots is ASOS (As Seen On Screen), which boasts a fascinating array of styles and fashion items displaying affordable price tags. So why not browse the latest clothing and accessories and choose an outfit similar to that seen on one of your fashion icons- instead of As Seen On Screen it will be As Seen On You. This particular site has clothing that is almost identical to that seen as celebrities, actresses etc... For the ultimate film star look for less this is the perfect site. Be the star in your own storyline!

High-fashion, Low-Cost:

You want to look chic from work to the weekend with hassle free outfits that make you look effortlessly glamorous. The perfect summer dress is lightweight and stylish enough to wear to weddings, on vacation, to brunch on the weekends — even to work. Look for one outstanding detail that gives the dress designer appeal without the designer price tag. Alongside any outfit is the most important accessory, a fabulous handbag. Leather is a big fashion statement, however, the cost of leather, along with the upkeep and wear is not very practical. The less expensive and more fun version of leather is pleather, a vinyl and synthetic blend of fabrics. It is a quarter of the cost of leather, it has a great shine to it, and the fabric allows the skin to breathe a little easier than with leather. So remember you don't have to pay high prices to get the fashion item you desire

Neutral colours and simple designs carry a subtle appeal for day and effortless elegance for evening. Many designers have their own interpretation of this trend on their runways, but it has already translated to more affordable, fashion forward retail stores such as Zara, H&M, BCBG, Mango or Neiman Marcus. Your shoes will also determine how dressy you want to look, so wear heels or wedges to make the outfit feel fancy or opt for flat sandals, which will keep it casual. For that affordable designer outfit, shop around and find the best price to suit you just as much as that gorgeous outfit you have your eye on.

Remember girls it doesn't take hundreds of pounds to look a million dollars!

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