The Secret Behind Today’s Outfit

Just because your account Statement has more charges from the less expensive stores than designer labels, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to suffer. For some women the concept of dressing well without spending much money seems impossible. You can still achieve an expensive look you find on magazines or on tv without emptying your wallet.

Today I’m sharing with you the secret behind my outfit..people were telling me how it looks beautiful and expensive, that I must have spent a fortune on it. Thank you for the compliments, but the SECRET is that I spent less than R1000 ($100) on this look, I’m sure you are like, β€˜no ways, that’s not possible’ but trust me it is.

I like buying online as it gives me the chance to go over what I want carefully and also find bargains, I’m not a fan of shopping in stores because I either get intimidated or overwhelmed by everyone buying. I love shopping in peace with no distractions. I prefer shopping while in bed haha.

Anyway, I’m going to share with you, how I always choose the best looking clothes for barely nothing,(price wise).. and still look like I spent a fortune on them. I only have one secret..

I don’t follow trends, I normally wait 3-6 months after what I like is released, as by that time the price will be reduced tremendously. So instead of buying a dress for R1000, I wait until it is reduced to R200 or even less. Funny enough I always find my size waiting for me,( Law of attraction lol) if not, I buy a bigger size and get it tailored.

Outfit Details
-Kimono| ClosetSa| R300
-Denim shorts| Mr Price| R70
-Shoes| Zara| R400
-Costume| Zaful |R170

Do you have any tips on looking glamorous without spending a lot of money? Please share your thoughts below. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook

Love Mapolo

41 thoughts on “The Secret Behind Today’s Outfit”

  1. It’s a whole package…. not very expansive but at the same time stylish and my type πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  2. Wow! That’s amazing. Who would have thought you paid close to nothing on your outfit? Very good look. You are really talented to be able to pull off such looks without spending a fortune.πŸ˜€ You should definitely be a personal stylist πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you Hloni, yes I am going to be one, in fact I just got my first client today, so I’m very excited about that.

  3. I keep hearing about Zaful but haven’t ordered anything yet. but I love that kimono, and I love how your whole outfit works together! so affordable:)

    1. Hi Kerri, you should give them a try, they have sales everyday, so you will find beautiful things for barely nothing.

  4. It also takes creativeness to be able to mix up those bits and pieces into such a stunning outfit!! You are the best Polox…..

    1. Hi Grabiela thank you so much, I go to gym or rather used to and also I try eat as healthy as possible, iv taken a break from gym for a little bit though. Xx

    1. Thank you so much Jeannine,I had to get the shorts, funny enough I haven’t done online shopping with SA brands, I should give it a try. Yes you have to be willing to wait a bit, but its worth it πŸ™‚

  5. You have such style Mapolo! I love the photos, whoever took those knows their stuff, although having a gorgeous-looking model helps too. The kimono is exactly the kind of thing I want in my wardrobe, having only short ones currently. The shoes rock. The whole look rocks xx

    1. Thank you so much Suzy, I’m glad you like this look, I’m obsessed with kimonos, I believe they complete an outfit.xx

    1. Hi David, I know hey! The less you spent, the more compliments you get. I’m glad your friend will enjoy it. Xx

  6. Love your outfit, I’ve seen that kimono quite a lot on Instagram but mainly over jeans and I think it looks so much more flattering over your shorts! Also the colour of your shoes is absolutely spot on, perfection!

    1. Thank you so much Tiffany I guess you can have a lot if looks with this kimono, that’s what I like about it.

  7. Could not agree with you more. One can still look good without breaking the bank and you babe look like a millions bucks. I don’t follow trends either. I like sticking to classics. On-line shopping is the best, but sometimes getting the right sizes can be a challenge. I am smitten over your kimono coat. You styled this look perfectly with the red heels.


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