Mum makes 60 outfits for less than £10 to show you can look good on a budget

A stylish mum proves you can still look good on a budget by creating 60 outfits from a charity shop - that all cost less than £10.

Val Hulme, 60, has created the stylish outfits by putting together dresses, jackets, trousers, tops and shoes that she's bought all second-hand. She even bought a dress for £4.50 that should have cost £80 and constructed her own fascinator from three hats she bought.

The mum-of-two said: "If I see something, then I'll buy it and then I'll throw an outfit together when I'm going out. They are all bargains - it's a win, win situation really because you are getting a bargain and contributing towards that particular charity.


"It's all about sustainability and looking after the environment. A dress is usually around £5, t-shirts are £2 and blouses are £3 - a whole outfit costs less than a tenner."

Val, who lives in Bolton, set herself the challenge to celebrate her 60th birthday and to show people what bargains you can get second-hand.

She said: "I decided to buy 60 outfits from charity shops – mainly Hospice shops – during my birthday year to show people what fantastic bargains you can get there. I’m a great believer in charity shops."

The former council worker has volunteered at Bolton Hospice's shop in Astley Bridge, Greater Manchester, for the past five years.

She said: We are very lucky to have some great volunteers. In our shop they are like a family to me and I’m always excited to come in each Thursday to do a full day.

"Volunteering gives people company, a sense of purpose and friendships they might not otherwise make -all in a good cause. At the hospice we value every volunteer.

"The hospice does a fantastic job and needs every penny we can raise to keep its services going."