I love a good competition and this one from Money Supermarket is certainly no exception! Money Supermarket emailed me a few days ago about their Passion for Fashion competition. The overall winner will get their hands on an iPad 3 and £1000 - needless to say, that is an incredible prize! The challenge is to put together 5 outfits for 5 different occasions for AW12,each for under £200. You need to justify the choices you have made too - why are they great value, how are they suited to the Great British weather and how do they fit AW12 trends? As someone who loves putting together outfits, this was the perfect challenge for me, so here are my entries! All totals shown are prior to applying discount codes, so if you can't receive student discount, don't worry! Let me know what your favourite is and what you're lusting after for your AW12 wardrobe.


Casual
Jumper | Vila at Ark
Blouse | Fashion Union
Jeans | Topshop
Bag | Amazon 
Boots | Dr Marten at Cloggs
Bracelet | F21
Necklace | Miss Selfridge
 Total | £177.62

I love that Dr Martens are a British brand - their designs are perfect for the British weather! Their well made and long lasting shoes are ideal for traipsing through puddles and the brand are known for producing their classic shoe designs. You that you definitely get what you pay for. The quality is second to none so the price tag is pretty reasonable. The grungy look these cherry red Docs add to the outfit is great for AW12, as are the khaki Topshop jeans. Topshop jeans are the most long lasting jeans I've ever bought for under £40! As I student I can get 10% off these jeans, making them £36. The £19.99 jumper looks cosy and would look so cute with the lace collar of the blouse peeping out the top. Being a comedy genius I thought the necklace was appropriate (especially for £6.50) - 'weather for ducks!'... hilarious aren't I?! The bag is a bargain at £9.99 - it's a versatile piece, with an autumnal feel to it. Kate Moss was photographed wearing a similar bag in black made by Louis Vuitton - so this is a steal!

   




Office
Watch | ASOS
Dress | Own The Runway
Jacket | Topshop
Boots | Daisystreet
Ring | F21
Bag | Daisystreet 
Total | £199.12

I've come to love the khaki trend and I think that it's a great colour for office wear, as it's both professional and on trend. The dress takes the outfit towards a military feel, it's incredible for £25.99.  The satchel (only £19.99) looks similar to the Cambridge Satchel Company bags, but it's 15% of the price! Although the jacket may seem expensive it would smarten up any outfit and is so on trend with the quilted patterning on it, adding a vintage feel, but at the same time has a modern edge with the leather-like finish and gold stud detailing. If you're a student you could grab £8.50 off the full price!




First Date
Top | Glamorous
Skirt | Topshop
Boots | Daisystreet
Bag | River Island
Belt | River Island
Necklace | Topshop
Bracelet | Miss Selfridge
Umbrella | Amazon
Tights | Amazon
Total | £168.46

Choosing a first date outfit is always a tricky task. Personally, I'd try to not be overwhelmingly out-there fashion-wise. But it's still important to feel like feel confident and comfortable in what you're wearing. An oxblood skirt is an on trend piece and it's also really versatile. Dinner out or going to the cinema - I think it's perfect in both cases. The bracelet (£4) is a cute accessory for a date - it might help your date out a bit if they forget your name! It's from Miss Selfridge, who sell brilliant jewellery at really reasonable prices. Opaque tights are ideal for the colder months. You can buy them really cheaply too, these were £2.99. An umbrella is always a sensible item in autumn or winter! To keep your hair and makeup to perfect a dome umbrella is a great choice. At £15.99 it's a small and smart investment for something you'll probably be using every day.

Outdoor
Jumper | Oh My Love
Jacket | H&M
Trousers | Motel Rocks
Boots | H&M
Bag | Amazon
Hat | H&M
Ring | H&M
Total |  £168.96

A beanie is a must have for AW to me. Having long hair I find it ends up a complete mess without a hat to shield it from the wind a rain. The berry colours here are perfect for AW and I love the shade alongside leather. The leather jacket and boots add a slightly gothic feel to the outfit. I love the waxed finish of the jacket, it makes it a bit different to your standard leather jacket. The jumper softens the look a little and is almost identical to the 3D flower jumper sold by American Apparel but is half the price! Jewellery and accessories are consistently well priced at H&M - the ring and hat are £3.99 each. H&M often also have voucher codes that you can use online too, they can be easily found with a quick search online. The bag is quite an obvious dupe for the Zara bucket bag but is only £18 - such a great deal!



Party
Dress | Warehouse at John Lewis
Clutch | New Look
Shoes | Steve Madden at New Look
Spike Anklets | ASOS
Linked Cuff and Bangle| ASOS
Ring | River Island
Eyelashes | Eylure at River Island
Total | £166.98

These Steve Madden wedges are absolute beauties and incredible value for a renowned designer. If you're a student and can wait a couple more weeks to buy these you'll be able to grab 20% off of them from New Look, taking them down to £51.99. They often offer this just as students are heading back to uni (a bit sneaky, they clearly know we sometimes decide to frivolously spend our loans!).  The ASOS spiked anklets are a quirky touch, ideal for AW12, as is the linked bracelet and cuff. ASOS' free delivery is a bonus that I exploit all too often! For £7.99 the clutch amazing - it looks much more expensive than it is! The Warehouse dress is such a gorgeous statement and the gold studs tie in with the rest of the jewellery. It seems perfect for a Christmas party or a night out. Needless to say, the eyelashes are an essential addition to any party outfit! They're reusable, so for a fiver they're a brilliant buy.


38 comments

  1. I love the Casual and Party outfits most. I love the duck necklace in the casual and the shoes in the party one. Great choices, good luck :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. Yeah I think they're my favourites too!

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  2. Love them all Spesh the outdoor one! The duck necklace is ridiculously cute!!!!! X

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    1. Yes the American Apparel-esque top is a bargain! I do love the necklace!

      xx

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  3. we have really similar outfit tastes haha! would wear all of these, love those h&m boots too xxx

    http://doodleheartx.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love these, they're things I'd actually wear :) love the first date with the umbrella haha xx

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    1. Don't want to turn up dishevelled ;) haha! xx

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  5. Love all the outfits you've chosen xx

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  6. Oooh great picks, i love the party dress and the burgundy rose jumper too :)

    http://heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Love the outfits, wish I could wear the one you've chosen for the office to work. My uniform is hideous...hello sexy bus driver shoes! Why are nurses uniforms so sucky haha.

    http://nicoohlala73.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. Haha :) oh nurses shoes are never flattering! Bless you!
      xx

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  8. The outdoors outfit is gooorrrgeoous! That jumper is so good 3

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  9. I love the casual outfit, the jumper in it looks perfect for A/W 12!

    I have a giveaway going on currently at Sophie Rose, make sure to check it out!xx

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  10. The casual outfit is my fave :)

    L x

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  11. i love the outwear outfit and the jacket in the office wear! it's lovely! x

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  12. thank you so much for your nice comment! had to follow you after visiting your blog! i love the looks above, feeling inspired :D xx

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  13. Wow that is indeed a cool challenge :) good luck! I love 'outdoor' and 'casual' most, but all of the looks are cool :) Mhh what I need in my aw12 wardrobe is deffo a few pairs of trousers in rusty browns and woody browns and dark emerald green :) xx

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    1. Thanks Lulu, ohh I love dark green! xx

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  14. All the outfits are great :) I keep changing my mind about my entry - luckily I don't actually have the real money to have this kind of problem in real life :) Great entry!

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  15. I LOVE the outfit for the first date. The umbrella is really nice :)

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  16. The casual and first date outfits are my favourites! I absolutely love these competitions...defo going to enter too xx

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  17. great outfit! i still have to do this so i need to get on it soon!


    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. enter my new giveaway to win a MAC lipstick and 5 models own nail polishes!

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    1. Not guna lie, took a while! But was fun!! xx

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  18. I think the casual look is going to have to be my fav - I'm a sucker for a comfy knit! However I love the party and outdoor looks as well!

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  19. This looks great! :)

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  20. These looks are all great! Especially love the outdoor and the first date looks, really nicely put together :)

    ellyetc.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  21. Huge fan of most of these looks, I think we have similar styles! Good luck :)

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  22. Lovely outfits! The last 2 being my fave!!

    Lashesandlaces.blogspot.co.uk

    Xx

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  23. Lovely outfits! The last 2 being my fave!!

    Lashesandlaces.blogspot.co.uk

    Xx

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  24. I love that floral red jumper!
    Going to buy it now. It's just like the american apparel one! xx

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  25. Absolutely love the Casual outfit! Especially the duck necklace, how cute!

    Love Becky xxx
    http://bjt92.blogspot.co.uk/

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