Sunday, 27 June 2010

Thrify Summer Challenge, a money-saving website, invited me to take part in their 'Thrify Summer Challenge'. The aim was to  track down the most cost effective and versatile buys for summer. The challenge was to pick out 5-10 things that I consider to be the best value and bang on trend– all under £40 each.

The concept was ‘versatile fashion’; items that double up and make your money go even further. If you know me (and my shopping habits) you'll know that this was pretty easy- here are my picks:

1. Classic denim shorts: 
 Wear with anything and everything; dress down with sandals, dress up with wedges
2. Sheer shirts: 
Perfect piece for layering; best worn over long line bras
3. Loose low cut vests: 
Simple and chic, best worn just above bra lines, tucked into jeans.
4. Double-up swimwear: 
wear on the beach, or tucked into anything high waisted (add a shirt for the more figure conscious).
5. Denim Dungarees: 
Perfect 80's throwback- cool statement piece, wear over a crop top.
6. Lightweight maxi dresses: 
Versatile, easy to wear item; add a cardie and wear into your AW wardrobe.
7. Playsuits: 
Non-fussy alternative to wearing two pieces
8. Oversized/Boyfriend Shirts:
This one in particular incorporates denim, another key SS10 trend. Another versatile piece, that can be worn over under or as a dress with a belt (the larger you buy).
...And my number one pick:

This pair in particular are my faves because of their lightweight material and floral design, a la SS10 Erdem
A nice change from jeans, although denim Farah Fawcett style flares are also a great summer look has an amazing selection of fashion and beauty codes, including great Topshop, Asos and  New Look discount codes.

Use them (if like me, cheap is your favourite price)... thank me later!



  1. love the mark fast influenced swimsuit! x

  2. Excellent picks, couldn't agree more! I am in love with those topshop trousers, I just can't decide how or where I'd wear them...ooh but now I'm thinking about it I WANT THEM! x

  3. Great picks! These would be my summer picks too. Especially want a sheer shirt, cos I would wear that all the time!


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