Widen your shopping horizons - No matter what your income
The British high street offers quality, style and affordability and makes those on- trend looks available to all. Those not wanting to part with their favourite brands, but with an eye on their finances, can also benefit from our high street shops. Mixing key luxury items with more affordable high street pieces is a great way to add to your wardrobe this season without breaking the bank! High street go-tos like Topshop are always reliable.
One of the best investment purchases you can make is a designer bag. A high quality handbag will last throughout changing seasons and still look hot despite the coming and going of trends. The selection of bags at Avenue 32 is a great starting point, and offers distinct styles from a number of designers. Black leather and gold detailing are timeless handbag features and are showcased to great effect in this oversized calfskin tote by 3.1 Phillip Lim. The industrial side zips and panel fastening add interest, though are not trend-specific, making this an enduring and transitional piece.
Your taste in colour may change over time, so tan leather is another safe option when designer bag shopping. A tan bag works well with laid back and casual outfits from Avenue 32 clothing and often becomes an integral part of your daily look! A satchel style works best in brown tone, such as this Proenza Schouler number, available in chestnut leather. The short handle also makes this a briefcase-esque workwear option, whilst attaching the longer handle will exude a back-to-school charm.
Both of these options work well for the office, and if you’re thinking of updating your wardrobe, consider the high street for complementing and affordable pieces. Oasis offers a fabulous range of office-appropriate attire, such as this Katie jacket. The single button fastening creates a sleek silhouette and the simple pocket detail avoids looking over-fussy. The natural, nude tone is also a lighter alternative to traditional black, which can leave you looking drab in the winter months. Why not team it with this Bonnie blouse by Reiss, which features a similar natural tone, and contrasting darks in its artsy print. Crafted from silk, this purse-friendly buy will still feel ultra-luxe.
A designer coat may seem an extravagance, but again, choosing high quality and timeless style means a piece of branded outerwear will last for many seasons. There are few more iconic coats than the Burberry trench. The lightweight gabardine versions from their London collection may not be warm enough for the winter weather, but this cotton tweed number is sure to keep you cosy. Traditional gabardine still features, but is broken up with tweed panels, referencing British heritage style.
Keep with the Great British theme by sourcing other outfit essentials from high street stores like Aubin and Wills, which offer that traditional ‘weekend in the countryside’ look without the hefty price tag. Wrap up warm in this Nevilleton jumper, made from 100% merino wool. The longer length will look gorgeous teamed with thick leggings and chunky ankle boots.
Buying key investment pieces makes designer fashion available to all. Combining stand-out items with complementing essentials from the high street makes it easy to create a luxe winter look for less.