I am not going to lie, if money was no object I wear designer errrrything. Unfortunately working in the fashion industry, my budget doesn't stretch far past T K Maxx's reduced Gold Label rail, so I have to be creative and splurge wisely. But where to spend and where to save? I like to draw inspiration from the fashion editors and invest where it really shows - spending in outfit transforming statement styles - and saving on the basics. For everyday denim - Topshop, for knitwear and cashmere - Uniqlo and simple tees and shirting - Gap. Then your blow-out budget is free to splurge on fabulous shoes, handbags, womens jackets, chic dresses and sunglasses, that elevate your high street classics to stylish new heights.
Left column top - bottom: Embroidered cat dress, Victoria Beckham, £740. Newlyn brogues, Paul Smith, £285. Middle column top - bottom: Cat keyring, Vivienne Westwood, £40. Lori polka dot court shoes, Paul Smith, £290. Motif cardigan, Comme des Garcons Play, £241. Right column top - bottom: Pro leather low tops, Comme des Garcons Play, £95. Striped leather purse with chain strap, Paul Smith, £140. Fluoro wallet, Comme des Garcons, £164.
*This is a collaborative post with the Garment Quarter.