As many of you know, I am such a fan of the high street and fully paid subscriber to the ‘high/low’ dressing club. Because, let’s face it, you could have all the money in the world and a wardrobe full of designer clothes, but that wouldn’t guarantee you great style. For me, stylish dressing is about mixing it up, working with a budget to find great pieces on the high street that work with your existing wardrobe and fit your personal style. It’s knowing when to admire, but not adopt, the trends and essentially finding looks that work for you, your shape and your personality. Style is navigating your way through the labyrinth of choice, sorting and making a selection that is in keeping with how you see yourself. Fashion is all about the clothes, but style is all about the person wearing those clothes. So my choices, won’t always be yours, but the aim of my blog has always been to (hopefully) save you time by doing some of the sorting for you. So this morning, I have had a good old rummage through all of my favourite online shopping destinations and selected some of my favourite pieces.
Starting with The Outnet. You have to be fairly quick off the mark with TheOutnet because they don’t stock many of each item and they sell out fairly quickly, but I always have a look at the ‘Just In’ section because, truth be told, I don’t like paying full price for designer pieces. It’s not just because I can’t afford the full price, it’s largely to do with the thrill of the find, and the knowledge that the item has been made well, meaning it will stand the test of time. We are looking at great fabrics, designs that flatter and pieces that will work hard in your wardrobe. Of course, none of these things are guaranteed when you buy designer clothes, but those are the three things I try to look for when making these selections.