How To Dress Chic Without Spending Any Money

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Don’t know about you, but at the beginning of the year, my bank balance is in need of a detox.

[dropcap]If[/dropcap] you’ve participated in my wish list clearances on Instagram, you’ll know there are a couple of pieces I want to treat myself to this year, but for the next few months, it’s full on savings mode (apart from buying a few things for Lola, of course).

So as I try my best to avoid Topshop and Net-A-Porter, I’ve been restyling my wardrobe and focusing on pieces that look timeless and effortlessly chic. In the process, and with the help of Pinterest, I’ve discovered one of most expensive looking colour combinations – blue and brown.

I know, brown feels like an old-fashioned hue from the Seventies, but there are so many shades of chocolate, camel, caramel, coffee to choose from that it’s actually a pretty strong rival to the classic black.


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Even if it doesn’t play a major role in your wardrobe, when you wear it with blue it’s like a match made in heaven. Keep it contemporary by sticking to light blue tones and avoid prints. Instead, think textures and silhouettes.

I have paired these Zara trousers with a short sleeve baby blue shirt and some blue loafers, but here I really wanted to add some height with Prada heels and added a bit of drama with a cape shirt from Palmer//Harding. 

This isn’t the only colour combination that looks super chic, but it’s definitely the one that would suit anyone.

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