FASHION / EMBROIDERY ON A BUDGET
Trends within the fashion world are forever changing and it's hard to keep up. Last Spring I was rocking biker chick ripped denim and this Spring I'm opting for more feminine, floaty numbers. Soooo much can change in a year.
There's a constant desire to keep on trend and look fabulously stylish 24/7 - especially within the fashion & blogging world! (The desire is real, the reality not so much... I'm currently writing this in my floral PJ bottoms and old Zara sweatshirt!) However that can get pretty damn spendy. I've been guilty of buying so many expensive 'trend' items which I've worn twice and then instantly hated.
Over the past year or so, I've tried really hard to knuckle down on my spending and only invest in items that I know I'm going to wear frequently and that will look good for more than just one season. Saying that, each month I allocate myself a small amount to spend on trend items.
Embroidery is a massive trend at the moment and is all over the high-street. From pinstriped shirts to black bombers, block heels to boyfriend jeans, designers are elevating classic staples with the use of colourful flowers, intricate birds and pretty paisleys.
Yesterday when mooching around Primark I spotted this embroidery dress and instantly fell in love. It's predominantly black which automatically makes it a winner but I also really like the floral pattern and the colours aren't tooooo in your face. I think it's a great transitional piece from Winter / Spring, paired with a pair of black tights and boots but I also think it'll look great come Summer with a pair of strappy heels. Versatility is key.
Wanna know the best part about it? The dress is £10! What. A. Bargain. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to invest in a Valentino embroidered gown but my bank balance makes that wish laughable so in the meantime before I magically become a billionaire, I'm having to rely on high-street options. Here I'm going to outline my favourite embroidery items currently available:
I'm loving every single item. I can't wait to invest in a few more items to feminise my uniformed monochrome wardrobe!