Outfits | 15th August 2016

High Street Heroes

Since day dot I've always championed the high street and today's post should seriously demonstrate why.  Season to season trends come and go, labels that were big this season won't be so big next season and certain designers fizzle out after only a few months.  I don't know about you guys but I sure as hell don't have the money to throw away on over-priced designer clothes that won't see me through the next 10 years.  Bags, shoes, some accessories and of course those classic pieces (leather, denim, a white shirt etc) are an exception to the rule but when it comes to trend lead pieces the high street really hits the nail on the head.

Vetements, a french brand which over the last few months has become the 'IT' label amongst the Fash-Pack.  Famous for their oversized sweatshirts , sock boots and stepped hem denims it's certainly a brand that I 'get', but will I be spending any of my money with them?  No.  At least not when high street brands like H&M can re-create their denims for £39.99 (here).  

Lets also take this bell sleeve sweater, £29.99, again from H&M (it's set to be a strong season for them).  Not dissimilar to this one from the brainchild of the Olsen twins; The Row.  So again, why must we feel pressured into spending obscene amounts of money when the high street can offer us a similar look at a mili-fraction of the price?  

For my top tips on where to buy designer looking pieces you should see my recent post 'Where I like To Shop, Why and What For' where I give a run down on where I buy all of my trend-lead pieces.

Outfit Details

Top - H&M (also available in a dress here) Wearing size 8

Jeans - H&M Wearing size 8

Necklace - H&M

Shoes - Senso wearing size 41

Bag - Celine via Vestiaire

Sunglasses - Ray-Ban via Sunglasses Shop

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