If you are fashionista restricted by budget, you may want to relaunch yourself as a bargainista. One way bargainistas stay looking up to date without spending a fortune is to pick out the trends they play with carefully. This may mean plumping for seasonal trends that return every year – such as the nautical look in summer and animal prints in winter. This way they can stay on trend without having to splash out on new items every season.
Another good tip is to pick up items that cover a few trends all in one. For example, this blouse covers a good few trends for 2012. First up, it’s got the sheer look nailed! Next, it features pleating to the arms – perfect for harnessing that festival feel. In fact, with the embellishment to the collar, which hints at the recent Vicotiana trend – it’s quite a good choice as part of any festival outfit. Here at earth we can imagine Lindsay Lohan rocking it with some black skinny jeans, boots and a little white vest top. It wouldn’t look out of place in Kelly Osbourne’s wardrobe either; particularly if these recent pics of her at Coachella festival are anything to go by.