Gym Shark Style with Smaller Price Tags

So the world is in lockdown at the moment, we have all stopped moving, but that doesn’t mean we should stop working out! and in style of course. 

One of the gym industry’s biggest clothing providers is Gym Shark and we all know why, its completely restyled out gym clothes with bright colours and compressed fabrics its one of the most popular gym clothing brands out there. However, it does come with a biggish price tag so I thought I would combine some of my favourite gym brands, that have a similar style to Gym Shark – just a bit cheaper ! 

These are my top 5 gym clothing brands for cheap prices: 

1. Stonger:

Stronger is defiantly one of favourite online sports brands, mainly because its so unique in its bright prints and patterns – sporting designs you really cant find anywhere else. Instagram model and model of Too Faced Makeup, Michelle Randolph is also an ambassador for Stronger, positing it all over her IG! The price is also very affordable especially with their current 40% off Easter Sale! Click here to check it out! 

 

2. Neuapparel:

Neu Apparel is so so cool, I have to admit I myself have already made some orders with this up and coming brand. They are a mix of gym clothes and lounge wear, emulating a Skims underwear range as well – which I’m just loving right now. They’re a more street edgy brand, and are really well priced with leggings for around £30.00. They too also have a sale on at the moment to click here to check them out ! 

 

3. AYBL:

AYBL – able, is another epic up and coming gym wear brand competing against Gym Shark. The style is much more neutral, whilst still maintain that famous long sleeve, cropped top and gym leggings look that Gym Shark has become famous for. They are defiantly up there are one of my favourites! Click here to have a look yourself. 

 

4. Womens Best Wear: 

Womens Best Wear, is the clothing brand of the famous fitness website/ blog Women’s Best and its not letting us down. With a huge range of colourful designs I can’t recommend them enough. Unlike Strong, Women Best has less patterns and more single bold colours in their designs, with 30% off sale click here to grab a deal, and brighten up your workouts! 

 

5. Pursue Fitness 

Pursue fitness is very similar to Gym Shark in its style and design! with fabulous sports bras and matching gym leggings this is a brand that is all over instagram at the moment. Pursue is currently offering a site wide sale, so click here if you wish to check out their designs.  

Erdem X H&M Landing 2nd November…

H&M is coming home this winter, with its new collaboration with British designer Erdem set to be released on 2nd November 9am. Erdem might not be as known to you, as H&M’s previous partners ‘Kenzo’ or ‘Karl Lagerfeld” as he’s previously only ever done womenswear, so its a perfect opportunity to grab a piece of record breaking fashion with Erdem’s very first menswear line, just in time for your BF this christmas.

It will be H&M’s 17th designer collaboration, with this year set to be soft, floral, elegant period designs. With Erdem taking influence from his teen memories “So much of the collection was actually quite personal and i found myself reflecting how we used to dress throughout high school”, so this release will not only make you a limited edition fashion owner, but will dress you in youth.

Erdem has also stated his sister was his main muse for this epic Erdem X H&M release, from her “Big Norwegian jumpers my sister used to wear with a tea dress and army boots” The perfect chic combo for this winter…Get ready girls they’re going to sell fast !

And its not just the girls, guys your in this too, with Erdem masterminding his very first mens line its going to be epic! Erdem told the fashion world “Tearing apart each of its components and putting them back together into a complete and timeless wardrobe. Yet it’s still so true to what I do in womenswear. Its contrast between the utilitarian and romantic is what I think I enjoy about it most.”

Because we all know “fashion is about being anything but boring” – Erdem

 

The bralette babe …

The lace looks are running back but with a casual tone. Becoming less of a statement piece and more like a lush accessory for relaxed day wear. But there are some definite Do’s and Don’ts in pulling of a easy bralette babe look:

  1. Always go classic, so not harsh bright colours stick to greys-blacks-navy for your colour scheme.
  2. Back detailing is essential, you want to expose an elegant back so go for more intricate designs featuring backs and shoulders.
  3. Its all about the lace, a regular bra isn’t elegant enough to be paired with causal attire, remember if you are wearing something slouchy it must be paired with some elegance to be pulled off correctly.

For me i go to Zara’s siter brand Berska it’s the perfect place to look right now with all of Zara’s style and price tags, it’s a more understated brand – so the perfect place to find rare edgy styles, especially when it comes to bralettes !

All my love and happy shopping…Dotwiz X.

How to shop the sales like a Diva…

marc jacobs bags .jpg1.Research the shops

On the day of the sales, you most likely not have time to look around different shops, for the best price, so look online the night before so you know where the deals are. This will be more important if your after a particular designer piece as they are often in multiple outlets.

Sign up to your favorite shops mailing lists as they might include hints of whats going to be in the sale, & you will be  in the know of when the sales are coming first. Also create accounts for your favourite shops, so you can checkout online faster to place your order, as some more popular shops don’t save your items until you’ve payed for them.

2. Look through your wardrobe

This is very important for successful shopping, ask your self just two questions when clearing your wardrobe; What do I need ? & What do I want ?

This will make your investments have much greater use, as you will be buying what you lack. Meaning next week when you’ve spent all your money you don’t find yourself with 15 pairs of shoes and no tops.

3. Does it fit

Don’t fall into the category of buying something a size to big because you love it, Only buy what fits your body perfectly. (this doesn’t mean it has to be skin tight) Try on your favourite items before the sale season, to perfect your size and you will be much more likely to buy something in the sale that you love and wear all the time, Just make a note of the size and colour.

4. Only buy what you love

Its easy to see everything as a bargain when sales shopping, and make out that your actually saving money. Wrong. Sales shopping is when you’re more likely to buy because its on sale, rather than because you love it. Therefore even though the items are discounted, its not a bargain if your only going to wear it once. You have to love what you buy for it to be a bargain.

5. The question for every purchase

When your in a crowded store its easy to come out with lots of different items that don’t work together. And thats not successful shopping, it’s not how much you buy, but what it goes with. How many outfits you can create.

So before grabbing everything ask yourself…What 3 pieces of clothing would I wear it with, and is it my style?

 6. Up style

The sales are the perfect time to be able to buy items you would never normally buy, so use this time to but statement designer pieces that would add to your wardrobe.  You don’t want to just buy more of what you already have, so look for items which would update your wardrobe, sales isn’t a time for bulk buying. Use it to find unique designer discounts too, which are normally much more expensive.

7. Style it classic

Don’t buy the trends that are going out of style, during the sales you want to keep it simple and classic, to your style, so you will be able to wear it even when the trends change. Stick to your style, fashion can only look good if it fits into your style and body shape. You need to buy the items that add to you, not because it’s trending.

8. Don’t be late

Weather your online or instore, the most popular & most discounted will sell out very quickly. Faster online then instore, popular online items can sell out it the first 15 minuets of the sale launching. Large popular brands like Zara close their store a couple of hours before launching the sale to maximise the site capacity. This will mean there are more purchasers on site and items will sell much quicker, so be prepared.

9. Online shopping tips

-Have your debit/credit card out, many shops during sale time won’t save your items until you’ve paid, so make sure your cards out for a quick transaction- or for even faster payment use Paypal, as it saves all your details.

-Have access to good WiFi, sites may often be running slow with the large volume of customers on their site, so make sure your Ipad/computer is near fast good quality WiFi, for that faster loading time.

-Have the websites already open on separate tabs, This will allow you to flick quickly through the e-stores you’re wanting to shop from much faster then searching each store individually.

10. Don’t worry

If one of your favorite items is sold out before you’ve been able to get your hands on it, for whatever reason. Don’t panic, many stores start to receive stock back, about a week after their main sale day. As thats the time when customers begin to send their unwanted items back. This is often when you can find your favourite sale items at much cheaper costs, as some shops apply multiple discounts after their main sale date.

All my l0ve hope this helps…Dotwiz X.

PARTY LIKE KENDALL JENNER…|2 min read|

kendalEverybody has gossip about, and fallen head over heels in love with Kendal Jenner’s 21st birthday dress, its the ultimate silver party dress a complete knockout. Designed by LaBourjoisie, a bespoke dress covered in Swarovski crystals designed especially for Kendalls 21st, and attached to a $9,000  price tag. Even Kendal couldn’t deny her love for the dress. Taking on a similar Paris Hilton sass, with Hiltons 2002 New Year dress, but giving it the Kendal twist has turned the over priced over, crystalised dress into every girls dream…And I know where to find it, and it has a smaller price tag.

The small fashion label Pink Boutique, have designed a lookalike dress, practically identical. For a much smaller price tag of £75.00, and it comes in a choice of two sparkling colours silver or gold.  It has completely channeled Kendal’s Swarovski vibe, and given us a party dress from the magazines, into our over crammed wardrobes. The dress isn’t covered in Swarovski crystals, but it’s a stunning replica of Kendal’s glitzy gown. Perfect to either re-make Paris Hiltons New Year dress, or send Kendal spinning in a Swarovski vibe, a perfect fit for any party.

Lots of love…Dotwiz X.

PARTY VIBES IN FUR…

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This fashion season is taking a hit of furs and sequins…textures are vital this winter. And I’m loving these fur party vibes…Created by Zara’s faux fur minaudiere and shouting out  Dark and Edgy whist being the perfect size for a party, and a BF for any little black dress. This mini fur bombshell will add to any party vibe and is totally affordable at only £29.99! It comes it two stunning colours although I love the black one, its a classic party accessory.

Its the perfect size for a lip gloss, and phone…All a girl needs at a party. A truly fashionable piece, with its faux fur lining and glitzy gold chain it pulls of any girls party styles. Its secured by a little popper/button clip..(not really sure how to describe it 🙂 )

I like to wear mine with either a little dark party dress…normally black or gold…And a cute pair of heals. Or like in the image, I also use it for the perfect little bag when I want to run into town with just my phone and money, and want my hands free for looking through clothes, and pair it with dark trousers and your favourite top/jumper :))).

Lots of love…Dotwiz X.

HANDBAG QUEENS ..

Manjerica-portugalbrands8 Over the years girls have been know for having way too many handbags, but you can’t really blame us.. you see handbags aren’t just a thing to hold our bits and bobs. They are a key part to our outfit, a leather statement on which designer you prefer this season and what styles are to your preference. grey h
Handbags are made for girls, their elegant designs and beautiful colours of the fashion season. Take a look around the busy shopping streets and almost every girl will be sporting a handbag. And when we buy a new handbag it is also necessary to buy a matching purse to go with your loveable bag, to the extent that we girls are known for having draws reklama-ispanskih-sumok-705
stuffed full of beautiful bags and purses. Even the men know that girls love bags and purses, to the point that they already can guess what might be in the new designer shopping bag perched in the hallway, before it is swiftly whisked away out of their eye sight and into the draw.tumblr_lxq14tbsFe1qbsbnoo1_500

But then when we come to getting ready the men wonder why it is a known fact the the girls are always late, because we have to rummage through the bag draw and find one that matches our shoes and dress, then style our hair, artfully apply some subtle make up, paint our nails and then pick up our bag, all in the same time a guy needs to pull on a shirt and jeans. But handbags are a girls best friend, they don’t fall out with you or forget to meet at the right time, they just cling onto you and add to your look that day whilst helping us carry our bits and bobs X.