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Autumn/Winter Style on a Budget - 2012

It’s fair to say that when you are living on a tight budget and there a million and one things that you need to buy – life pretty much sucks! But there is one thing that needn’t suffer and that is your wardrobe!

It's tempting, isn't it? To hit the shops and blow a load of cash on the latest season's little beauties. We've all been there, and we've all got wardrobes over-flowing with clothes that we swore we'd wear all the time!Surely there's a cheaper way to get the look of the latest fashion items and accessories, without paying a fortune for the latest fashion items and accessories? Well, here are a few really simple ideas on how you can DIY your wardrobe and bring last season's items up-to-date. You'll need a good pair of scissors, a basic sewing kit and, perhaps, a glue gun - but remember to stay safe, especially if you've got little ones running around.


The trend for adding studs and spikes to clothing doesn’t have to stay on the shop floor. All you need is some strong adhesive, some old clothes and a bit of imagination. A good place to start is from some of the many sites and blogs that offer advice and inspiration on how to customise your clothes. You'll notice that the clothes themselves haven't changed much since last season, but the way they are accessorized is a bit more industrial. It's a clear sign that 90s fashion is returning - some of you probably still have clothes that you bought in the early or late 90s, and have lovingly kept in storage for the last decade, now may just be the time that they'll come in handy once again!

The trend for customising your clothes is increasingly on the up, whether it is as simple as creating a cute collar for an old top to adding some studs to your Cons to get them a truly up to the minute look.

You don’t have to spend a fortune on buttons, beads and other trimmings, charity shops , auction sites all have very cheaply priced items that can be used and why not have a rummage in your jewellery box for any old pieces that you don’t wear anymore?

So, with your ‘new’ dress and restyled shoes – you too can have the latest wardrobe collections that everyone wants!

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