S/S ’13 style on a budget

Looking outside your window you may not believe it just yet, but spring really is just around the corner. I dont know about you, but for me the prospect of a new season always warrants thoughts about my current wardrobe situation. I always try to make it my mission to complete the impossible task of adapting my winter uniform of oversized items in muted, neutral tones into a sea of bright colour, floral patterns and shorter hemlines. Unfortunately, as stated above, this is verging on the impossible and as I am currently living the student life I do not have the biggest of budgets to complete said overhaul. This, however, has never stopped me spending hours on end trauling the internet for the latest seasonal trends and consquently lusting after them, dreaming of the day when I can afford to buy whatever I want, whenever I want.

This season it is all about monochrome and neon brights. If you happen to walk down the high street of late it will be difficult not to notice the infiltration of outfits in a range of black and white with the odd pop of clashing colours here and there. I can fully assure you that these are bandwagons that I, along with many others, have well and truly jumped on and I don’t plan to get off anytime in the near future.

Although I’ve mentioned my lack of disposable spending money, monochrome is such an easy trend to pull off and can be done just as well on a the tightest of budget. After all, who doesn’t own items in the most basic and versatile of colours. Items within this colour scheme can be worn with absolutely anything, they can be dressed up for a night out or styled down for a trip into town ensuring that whatever pieces you buy will be a great investment and can be worn time and time again. The neon pop trend may not be for everyone but, believe it or not, items in bright shades work well with every skin tone and such a flattering effect should not be ignored (at least this is what I tell myself when the post-shopping guilt kicks in). Wear with clashing tones for a real head-turning, stand-out-in-the-crowd effect or, if your not feeling quite so confident filter it into your daily wardrobe slowly and safely by adding colour-pop accessories to your monochrome look.

Why not have some fun this springtime and get experimenting. I know I will.

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