Sunday, 10 January 2010

A 'Thrifty New Year' Challenge!

I was recently challenged by vouchercodes.co.uk to come up with a 'Thrifty New Year' guide to 10 cheap & chic items that I think will be popular in 2010! I was pretty pleased to do this as previously they've saved me a lot of money on meals at ASK restaurants (hello, 2 for 1 on pizzas!). I didn't realise that they have a whole load of discount vouchers for clothes shops - (don't worry, I'm not going to break my promise to Wardrobe Re-Fashion) - but these vouchers could save loads of money at places like Uniqlo, ASOS, TopshopNew Look, Dorothy Perkins, and GAP.

I had a little scan through trends for SS10 and picked out some of my favourites - nudes, parisian chic, polkadots and err... nautical! Everything is under £40.

Trend #1 - Nudes
It's quite nice to see some more delicate colours in the shops this year - especially when combined with lovely lacey items that we had last year! I'm really loving all of the 'flapper' inspired fringing as well. I thought these two items would be perfect pieces - the Topshop dress could work as both day wear and evening wear, and I'd feel so luxurious clad in the fringed ASOS crop top (although admittedly, I would have to tuck it into a skirt - not daring enough for stomach flashing!).






Trend #2 - Polkadots
I'm quite partial to the odd polkadot here and there - especially if they're in navy and white! What could be more perfect for SS10 than a polkadot mac/trench, or a frilly umbrella for the rain showers that we'll inevitably have? The delicate polkadot blouse is another personal favourite - perfect over jeans or tucked into a skirt.




Trend # 3 - Parisian Chic

Being a French language student, this is probably one of my favourite trends. I've always been a fan of anything with a splash of that French 'je ne sais quoi' and I think these items definitely fit the bill. I've had my eye on this bicycle necklace for a while now - it'd look perfect teamed with the Eiffel tower playsuit! And of course, a tan coloured military dress with a slight nod to the classic trench. Olala.



Trend #4 - Nautical

It seems that the nautical trend just won't go away, and I'm not complaining. My absolute favourite nautical item (in fact, my favourite item of all time) is the 'breton' top, as made famous by Coco Chanel herself. They go with everything, look simple yet chic, and are extremely comfortable. Here are two versions of the classic, one from Topshop and one from New Look.



I'll be back very soon with another Wardrobe Re-fashion, but in the mean-time... what's your favourite SS10 trend?

Sadie xxx

19 comments:

Penny said...

I, like you, am a devoted Francophile- the Parisian trend is definitely my cup of tea! You should check out Forever 21's Parisian spread; even if you can't buy the clothes, it's great inspiration.

CLAUDIA KITTEN said...

I think mine has to be nautical or nude. I love the nude Topshop dress!
Claudia xxx

rachel said...

I'm in LOVE with the nude trend, and all the small details on the catwalk right now!
and I love that lace Topshop dress :D :D
<3

Miranda said...

I love the lace and the polkadots! That first Topshop dress is so pretty

Sam said...

I just ordered the topshop lace dress this evening (plus some other things)! Can't wait till I have it!^^

Kirsty said...

I have the topshop lace dress, nice picks! xx

sarah. said...

the bicycle necklace!

Kat said...

polka dots and nautical are definately my fave trends for ss10. I do love that bicycle necklace though. I wonder if anywhere in Australia sells them?

B a la Moda said...

Nice review!! Do you know that I have a super similar dress to the Topshop black and whit that is Marc Jacobs? I was so surprised!!! They copy so much...

xoxo
B* a la Moda

jesse.anne.o said...

I also vote for polka dot and nautical. I had no idea those were called breton tops. !

amyyyyy. said...

I'm loving the polkadots, and the nautical and the parisian to be honest! I love red, white and blue at the minute and these fit perfectly with everything.

:)

xxxx

the dresscode said...

That topshop dress is so pretty!

Becky said...

I'm kind of laughing because I recently found and bought a top that looks quite similar to the nautical Newlook one at a thrift store! (And nautical generally isn't my favorite, but I couldn't resist the styling of it.)

Also, hi. I found your blog through Wardrobe Refashion, which I still read though I'm not currently pledging there. I'm enjoying it so far--very well put-together, and great photographs!

High Priestess said...

Love the bicycle necklace, good find!

Recently came across your blog and was instantly impressed. And so young- I can see a very bright future ahead for you!

Peace x

Chloe said...

i love the nudes and I really love that lacey dress by topshop thats in the nudes section.

le blog de leen said...

i love the "nude" dress, been wondering when i'll get it for quite a while now :p

leen

The Twisted Cool Rocker said...

I love the polka dots and the nude looks. Are very romantic and cool!!

KiSSeS!

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