Cheap chic goes down a storm...

Scottish Daily Mail - - Life -

IT has for­ever been the TV pre­sen­ter’s dilemma – pick­ing a fresh on-screen out­fit ev­ery day.

But one weather fore­caster took up the chal­lenge of dress­ing to im­press for only £1.50 per wardrobe change.

STV weather ex­pert Laura Piper marked her 100th broad­cast by re­veal­ing the way she has been sav­ing the planet – by wear­ing only se­cond-hand clothes. The style-savvy TV pre­sen­ter has been root­ing around for out­fits that cost as lit­tle as £1.50.

She now hopes fronting the chan­nel’s weather bul­letin in her sus­tain­able chic will en­cour­age col­leagues to turn to re­cy­cled cloth­ing.

She tweeted: ‘Wow! Can’t be­lieve it but this month I marked my 100th weather shift of the year – and I’m happy to say that ev­ery­thing I’ve worn on cam­era has ei­ther been from a lo­cal Scot­tish char­ity shop or from the amaz­ing Big Pick shops which di­vert cloth­ing des­tined for land­fill.’ Newly en­gaged Miss Piper, 34, said: ‘Peo­ple have been sup­port­ive. I’m hop­ing to per­suade more col­leagues on air to have a go and see if I can do this on a wider scale.’

Se­cond-hand style: Laura Piper in one of her thrifty out­fits and, in­set, pre­sent­ing on STV

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