Today I received an email asking me to enter a fabulous competition ran by MoneySupermarket called Passion for Fashion.
The competition requires entrants to plan 5 outfits for under £200 or less for 5 different occassions, party, casual, outdoor, first date and office wear to create the ultimate autumn/winter wardrobe. The prize is absolutely fantastic there is a chance to win up to £1000 to spend on the looks and an iPad 3.
So I set off on to the task, it took me a while but I am really pleased with my finds. Here are my five looks.
I love dressing up for special events so I loved looking for an outfit for this part of the challenge. I chose the dress because I wanted to add a splash of colour instead of opting for an LBD. I really like the lace contrast and the shape of the dress. I added some heels which I saw in New Look the other day and a black blazer. I accessorised with a studded black clutch, some gold tone jewellery and a headband.
Get the Look: Skater Dress £39.00 (Miss Selfridge), Studded Slipper Heel £24.99 (Miss Selfridge), Blazer £19.99 (New Look), Black Studded Clutch £15.99 (New Look), Bracelet £8.00 (ASOS), Heart Necklace £15.00 (French Connection via Asos), Ring £5.50 (ASOS Sale), Headband £8.00 (ASOS) TOTAL = £136.47
Sometimes there is nothing better than chilling out in something casual, I often choose a casual style when working or doing odd jobs like running to the Post Office with orders and going the supermarket. For this style I chose some Ripped Boyfriend Jeans and teamed them with some Converse and a casual vest and hooded jacket.
Get the Look: Ripped Vintage Boyfriend Jeans £32.00 (ASOS), Converse £42.99 (Office) NYC Vest £20.00 (Miss Selfridge), Hooded Jacket £14.99 (H&M), BREO Watch £25.00 (Urban Outfitters) Bulldog Shopper Bag £10.00 (Topshop) TOTAL = £144.98
I began this look with the coat as I loved the style of the parka and it looks super warm! I decided to team it with a classic pair of dark skinny jeans, knee high brown boots and a classic denim shirt. I like the vintage style of the shirt and I think the different shades of denim would work well together. I absolutely love the bag I chose from Topshop and I have added this to my ever growing wishlist.
Get the Look: Zip Through Hooded Parka £60.00 (ASOS), Skinny Black Jeans £20.00 (Boohoo.com), Oversized Denim Shirt £38 (Topshop), Knee High Boots £45 (ASOS), Box Chain Suede Bag £28 (Topshop) TOTAL = £191
My First outfit is one of my favourites because I have absolutely fallen in love with my first choice, a gorgeous floral blazer from Boohoo.com which is a bargain at £25.00. I teamed this with a pair of dark blue skinny jeans, some heeled boots a plain black top and some jewellery. I choose this look because I think it would be pretty versatile for most date situations from the cinema to a few drinks in town.
Get the Look: Floral Blazer £25.00(Boohoo.com), Lion Head Clutch £18 (Miss Selfridge), Cross Back Top £28 (Miss Selfridge), Goldtone Lion Necklace £8 (Boohoo.com), Tokyo Shoeboots £35 (ASOS), Skinny Jeans £38 (Topshop), River Island Watch £25 (via ASOS), Peace Bracelet £6 (ASOS), Long Slim Ring £12 (ASOS) TOTAL = £195
I chose this floral dress because I really like both the print and the shape of the dress. I added a plain black blazer and accessorised with some statement jewellery, a pair of studded slippers and a large tote big enough for all the essentials.
TOTAL = £193
What do you think? If you would like to enter you can find all the information here and you can tell people about it on Twitter using #passionforfashion