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Bargain Style

Sunday, March 17, 2013
• 7:33 PM •

4 Essential Pieces To Update Your Wardrobe For 2013

Fashion is so fast moving that it can be easy to fall behind. Unless you’re a shopaholic, keeping up with new trends is difficult, even for the most fashion-conscious among us. Pick up these four essentials that can breathe new life into the clothes you already have and you’ll be on trend in no time.

Stocking up on colored tights at the start of each season is a must. Colorful or patterned tights add an element of fun to any outfit, and can even be teamed with summer shorts for a trendy look during colder months. It’s best to go for relatively versatile shades, like purple and blue, which can be teamed with loads of other colours.

If you can find a high-waisted pair that fits you properly, skinny jeans can be very flattering indeed, even for curvier figures. By complementing your curves, they give off a feminine air that you just don’t get with a pair of regular cut jeans. The trick is to buy a size up from what you think you need. You can find a great range of skinny jeans at Very.co.uk.

Every girl should have a scarf drawer. We’re not talking about heavy knitted winter ones, but light patterned scarves that can add a touch of flair to more casual outfits. Most clothes shops have a range in their accessories section, so pick up a few the next time you hit the high street. A well-chosen scarf can change your look quickly, easily and cheaply.

Wearing a dress takes most of the stress out of planning an outfit, because it’s all done in one go. Keep a few casual dresses on hand for dates, special lunches, and dress down day at work. You can wear them in the winter with thick tights underneath and a stylish jacket on top, and when summer comes you’ll already have part of your wardrobe sorted! Here are some of our favorite oh-so-affordable looks!

Club L Button Detail Military Skater DressLipsy Floral DressVila Kiara Dress

Left to Right: – – – The Vila Kiara Dress: ~41$USD. The explicit curves of this dress demands respect!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
• 2:32 AM •

Take Off Your Clothes!

Well…maybe not literally. But here’s a fun (CHARITY!) event to get rid of the clothes that you’re kind of bored of and trade them for new ones – well new to your wardrobe! “Take Off Your Clothes” is a giant clothing swap for charity organized by the SWAP team, a non-profit social enterprise run entirely by volunteers!

Now back in July, the SWAP team organized this event and it was immensely successful. It was such a success that it just had to be done again! Thus the “Take Off Your Clothes – Concordia University Edition” is taking place this Wednesday September 19th, from 1-5pm! You have less than 20 hours to buy your advance tickets! GO GO GO! If not, you can still buy door tickets!

How it works is that on the day of the SWAP event, you bring a bag of clothes you would like to give away. Any accepted item which must be clean and undamaged, earns you 1 exchange coupon, valid for an item at the swap.

We will also be at the event as official fashion consultants. We can offer you advice on how you can style the newly swapped item of clothing, answer any style questions you may have, or even if you just feel like chatting with us!

swap-poster_option2-1It’s a great event to be inspired by vintage-like items, update your wardrobe without breaking the bank account, and indirectly serve your community! All remaining clothing will be donated to Renaissance, a Montreal-based charity!

Here’s just a little tidbit, the SWAP Team was founded in 2007 and has since branched out to different cities. The current chapters are in Montreal, Boston, NYC, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Halifax, Winnipeg, Northampton (MA) and Quebec City. I can guarantee that it won’t stop there!

Sunday, August 26, 2012
• 6:33 PM •

Vintage Heaven

I should stop buying shit. I should REALLY stop buying shit.

You know that when one says the word “should,” it means that they probably wont. I won’t stop buying shit, especially not after discovering an amazing vintage boutique called Lost & Found (and no, this is NOT a sponsored post!). I was taking a walk near my place and noticed their cute displays. I entered the store intending only to take a quick look, and ended up on a rampage, filling my wardrobe with these great autumn staples!

vintage heaven

I love acquiring new things to wear, but rarely do I get as excited about shopping as I did when I saw that all of their items were reasonably priced. There are many thrift stores in Montreal that carry carefully curated pieces, though their insane prices turned me off to thrift shopping all together and I figured that I might as well invest in new things at retail prices. After today I’m a believer of awesome vintage finds again.

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