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{September 13, 2011}   Cheap Clothes Rule will return!

Hi everyone, sorry for the complete lack of posting over the past few months – the business of life has once again drained all our time. We will be back soon with some exciting new posts! Cheers.

In the meantime, why not enjoy some of our old material!!

{May 12, 2011}   Summer clothes

Summer is almost here, and with last month being reported as the warmest April on record, hopes are that we’re in for a good weather summer to make up for the arctic winter that we all had to endure at the beginning of the year.

Which brings me on to today’s topic: how much of a summer clothes shop do you do? Some people pretty much replace everything year on year, and then there’s the opposite end of the scale – people who sport what looks like vintage summer gear on the beach.

I think the best way to shop for summer is to know what needs replaced – any old stuff kicking around the wardrobe  that’s still in good nick but out of style can go to the charity shop or on ebay. Summer’s all about freshness – so make sure that you’re feeling fresh too by refreshing the wardrobe. This is especially important on holiday – you want to get that special holiday feeling, and you’re not going to achieve it with old swimwear. Cool new gear:


We were quite excited to hear that The Lorraine Kelly Show’s High Street Fashion awards were returning for another year – as you can imagine, almost any voting process with an affordable fashion category gets instant approval here at Cheap Clothes Rule.

Especially since Lorraine does seem the type to follow her own advice. She may have a few pricey suits to wear on the couch curtousy of her production teams clothing budget, but we’re sure in her down time she would never consider such frivoulous spending. In fact, I would guess a rumage around the offerings of affordable fashion nominee Peacocks would suit her just fine on a Saturday afternoon.

As well as Peacocks, the affordable fashion awards include all of the leading low cost fashion retailers that have stepped up their catwalk inspired fashion offerings in the last few years – so show your support and get voting!

The Royal Wedding day has finally arrived and we can hardly contain our excitement – let us see the dresses!

The biggest dresses rumour spreading around the fashion world is that Kate Middleton’s gown will indeed be McQueen as Sarah Burton, creative director of the brand checked in at her hotel late last night. Apparently an insider has leaked that it was designed by Mcqueen himself, I think you will agree that of all the dresses she could choose this option is probably the most exciting – fingers crossed it’s all true.

And while Kate might be flying the flag for dresses designed by British designers, Princess Beatrice is said to be attending the nuptials in Valentino, which we can forgive as we are sure she will look elegant and chic as Valentino dresses never fail to impress.

Worried about a serious case of outfit envy when you see the best dresses of the Royal Wedding – don’t worry, high street designers are working round the clock to record the most striking dresses in order to get a low cost interpretation into our wardrobes as soon as possible. And Cheap Clothes Rule will be providing you with all the latest information on these inspired pieces!

We also hear that Kate Middleton has chosen to do our own make-up for the wedding, a girl after Cheap Clothes Rule’s heart! We’re pretty sure we’ll be copying her glowing wedding make up as soon as we set eyes on it, a great way to get a regal look on the cheap while we wait for high street dresses to arrive.

Live fashion update acheived! Now the only thing to do is watch, we can’t wait to report on the dresses…….

royal wedding dresses

Welcome back to Cheap Clothes Rule.

Today we’re announcing the Girl In Green Awards – this is our version of the Oscars except there’s no awards ceremony, guests or prizes (sorry about that!). Bear in mind that all nominations must be submitted with cheap or affordable fashion in mind. It doesn’t mean that the nomination necessarily has to be from the budget clothes area, just that e.g. best dressed male is someone folks like us can relate to and assemble the general look of if we like.

So without further ado, here’s the nomination categories:

Best dressed female

Best Dressed male

Best affordable clothes brand or outlet

Best clothes item

Best dressed UK city

Bargain of the year so far

Girl In Green Awards 2011 – go vote!

{March 24, 2011}   Royal wedding shoes

The forthcoming royal wedding has so far been kind of unusual in that it has set all sorts of trends – this is probably because in ye olden days of olde, there wasn’t the technology and fast communications for the kind of almost real time trending that we see these days.

The dress Middleton wore when the engagement was announced inspired many garments at all price points aiming to help the wearer get that effortlessly confident Kate look – and when the actual wedding takes place there’s likely to be a media genre all of its own dedicated to Kate fashions.  Expect few stories about William’s choice of suit though 🙂

Kate’s choice of clothing for the wedding will be a big media ticket no doubt – and there’s even been conjecture about what her choice of shoes will be.

Fast fashion and the real-time on trending phenomenon means that it’s likely there will be Kate inspired  shoes on sale this spring summer season.




There’s a pretty amusing interview with top designer Hedi Slimane in the Daily Mail yesterday (which im not linking to – i just happened to see it!) – where has lays the boot into actors and actresses wearing suits and dresses on the red carpet – pretty amusing. There’s a much better interview with him here, where he talks about the fashion industry, worth a read……….

et cetera