Coco Chanel said “Fashion changes, but style endures.” Amen sister. It’s easy to get carried away with fashion: what’s hot, what’s new, what’s next, and forget that the very best clothes and accessories are the ones that suit you and your lifestyle. However, not getting involved in fashion can be downright boring. So here are some easy (and cheap) ways to work a trend into your existing wardrobe.
The iPhone Case: you take it everywhere with you, it’s always in your hand, so why not make it a fashion statement? Neon Catherine iPhone Case from Forever New $14.99
The Arm Candy: Quick, easy and cheap. Pop a brightly coloured cuff or statement bracelet on with your watch and a few other complementary pieces and boom, you’re rocking an arm party and you’re bang on trend. Diamonte Stud Stretch Cuff from Colette by Colette Hayman $12.95.
The Scarf: keep yourself warm and work a trend at the same time? Yes please! 3D Handstitch Scarf in Chartreuse from Sportsgirl $29.95
The Inexpensive Knit: There are plenty of chain stores around that get their trend pieces on the shelves quickly. Keep an eye out for inexpensive (but relatively good quality) knitwear in key fashion colours. Easy to pair with skirts, pants, jeans and leggings, a knit will ensure you look like fash pack material with minimal effort. Neon Yellow Knit from Blockout Clothing in Queen Victoria Building $49.95 (not available online yet, but similar here).
The Nail Polish: Feel like just dipping your fingertips into a trend, rather than jumping in head-first? No problem. Lavish some attention (and some fashion cred) onto your nails! NYC Nail Lacquer in Glow Worm $2.95 available from Coles, Woolworths and selected pharmacies.
What’s your favourite easy (and cheap) way to work a trend into your wardrobe?