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Mod Monday: Mod on a Budget

We all know money can be tight sometimes, but don’t let that keep you from looking fab-u-lous. It’s a fact that all women love to look great and naturally love a bargain. Luckily for you reading this, I’ve done the heavy lifting (or heavy typing) and scoured the web for some snazzy, gorgeous and ultimately affordable clothing for those with taut purse strings. Xmas is fast approaching and everyone has a birthday, so whether you’re buying for a sister, mother, friend or whoever, Mod fashion needn’t be expensive to be chic.

First things first, for the high-street shoppers out there, pop into your local charity shop and see what they’ve got to offer. One man’s trash is another man’s (or women’s) treasure as they say. So you’re highly likely to find racks upon racks of clothes from every era and bound to spot a cheapo throwback piece. Oxfam is a perfect place to start – plus you’ll feel good about doing it.

For the online shopper, you’ve got a mass of opportunities to pick up groovy Mod finery. It seems an insult not to mention a search ‘n’ shop on the world’s biggest online store: eBay. Whether you’d prefer something pre-worn or brand new, you’ll grab some steals if you’re thrifty enough. Some web shops can have great online deals (especially after-season sales) – and even if you can’t find a steal online, some sites like Peter Hahn have great tips and advice on their blog on how to style the latest trends. I’ve regularly found things that have ranges both stylish and inexpensive (two words a girl adores), so I picked out three items from their site that will increase your heart rate, while barely decreasing your bank account.

To begin with is a blazer from Betty Barclay. Unpredictable and perceptibly bright, I dig the lapel collar and the 100% acetate lining is a winner in my books. The triumph for you however, is the £49 price tag reduced from £110.


Next up is a round neck top with short sleeves courtesy of Schneiders Salzburg. Dreamy and hypnotic, I feel like I’m looking at a mesmerising inside of a kaleidoscope. 92% cotton, 8% elastane and 100% stunning. £49 reduced from £75. Yep, re-read that part.

Last but certainly not least, is a jersey tunic from Gerry Weber. Elegantly long with a wide round neckline and complete with a back zip, I can’t think of a night out that wouldn’t be improved with this sexy little number. 100% polyester and the real kicker? It’s £25. Grab attention, catch eyes and turn heads.

Good luck and happy shopping!