I got an exciting email from Most Wanted  who were looking for a small team of bloggers to take part in their latest project Forget the Dress. I jumped at the chance and said yes. They carried out a recent research on how much people spend on  Christmas party outfits during the festive season and the results were shocking. 18-24 year olds spend an average of £119 on festive party outfits each year! With this project, they wanted to find better ways for people to spend their hard earned cash and wanted me to help them do this. I thought this was a great idea as fashion is not about how expensive an item is, but how you style it.  I was given a styling budget of £50 to scour the high street for accessories to style a dress that I already own in three different ways. I went to Lakeside and bought a pair of heels, earrings and a clutch. Here are the results:

Forget The Dress ProjectDress: Custom Made|c/o Earrings: Forever21|c/o Clutch: River Island|c/o Shoes: New Look

The dress I’m wearing is custom made from Nigeria. I love the cute bow detailing as it’s very girly and just adds that extra touch. For the first look, I’m wearing a simple blue cardigan from Matalan and teamed it with these gold earrings from Forever21. What I love about the earrings is the amazing chevron detailing . Would be great for Sunday lunch. The second look, I’m wearing a blazer from Primark and choose this lovely clutch from River island to add that pop of colour and can be worn for a Christmas work party. The last outfit features these gorgeous heels from New Look that has this lovely glitter detailing. They’re not too high and very comfortable to walk in. I added the shawl for a cover up and looks very festive with the heels. Perfect for a Christmas wedding or a party with friends.

Forget the Dress

I hope you enjoyed this post and has got me thinking about doing outfit posts for next year.  Thank you so much Most Wanted for this great opportunity!

This is a collaborate project with Most Wanted. Three of the items in the post were purchased by me with credit provided by Most Wanted at a value of £50. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.