When I read about the Worldwide Wardrobe Competition from Travel Supermarket I thought it was too good an opportunity to pass up. All you have to do is create looks based on five different locations and activities around the world for under £200 and say why you chose your items. The five themes are sightseeing in Paris, clubbing in Ibiza, shopping in London, cocktails in New York and partying at the Full Moon Party in Thailand. There is a winner for each city and the prize is a trip to the destination your outfit was inspired by. You can enter all five, or pick however many you want. I chose Paris, New York and London.
I chose London because despite the fact that it's incredibly near to Dublin, I've never been there before. Keeping in mind that I was creating an outfit for a shopping trip, it had to be comfortable as well as stylish, as London is one of the most stylish places in the world. I chose a printed 90s inspired midi dress from ASOS as it's a great transitional piece since the weather still isn't great this side of the world. I chose the leather jacket because like I said it's still jacket weather at the moment and in London you have to be prepared for rain, snow and sun! I chose the Topshop boots because I felt that the midi dress would require a slight heel to balance it out and boots are always handy for an unexpected rain shower while out and about, the heel isn't too high so they would still be comfortable for shopping all day. The Zara Taylor ring is another 90s inspired item, it reminds me of the mood rings everyone used to have when I was younger. I finished the outfit off with some inexpensive accessories. The Zara messenger bag is big enough to fit the essentials in for a day out and the two tone colour brightens everything up. Finally the oversized ASOS sunglasses are always handy to have in your bag in case the sun decides to shine.
I have recent first hand experience of sightseeing in Paris and my main objectives for this outfit were comfort, practicality and of course some Parisian inspired style. I found this striped dress from Next and I based everything else around it. I added the denim jacket because layers are always a good idea when your going to be going between being outdoors and indoors all day. One of the most important things you can wear when walking around a city sightseeing is comfortable footwear, so I chose a pair of shoes from Clarks as they always have the most comfortable shoes. Another must have is a small cross body bag that you don't have to worry about. It's perfect for keeping your passport, wallet and other essentials. The sunglasses and belt are self explanatory, I thought the ring would add a nice bit of colour to a pretty neutral outfit and the watch is just a bit of fun as well as being practical so that you can keep an eye on the time for museum opening hours.
It's always been one of my dreams to visit New York and what could be more classically New York than a Breakfast at Tiffany's inspired black dress. I chose some simple black court heels to wear with it and some gold and coral accessories. A simple coral clutch, a cocktail ring and some cute Marc Jacobs daisy studs to echo the cut-out detail of the dress.
I found it was more difficult than I thought it would be to stay under the £200 limit but I'm very happy with the end results. I chose outfits that I would actually wear in each location and it was actually quite fun looking through different sites for the right pieces.
You can find all the details on how to enter here.
If you decide to give it a go please leave me a comment and let me know so I can have a look at your outfits!