It’s not always about “investment” dressing.
Perusing my favourite online fashion sites early on a weekend morning is my kind of ritual. I read the tabloids, look at the celebrities and catch up on street style – it is not an intellectual moment but it does make for a balanced perspective. All brain work when it comes to reading can be too much; a little lightweight does us all good. It’s where I find ideas, inspiration and prompts. I subscribe to the view of “not much new under the sun: and when it comes to fashion, I believe it to be very true.
There are a time and place for what the Brits call, “High Street” fashion. “High Street” means cheaper and more accessible clothing – The Parisians are good at it, as are the Spanish and the Swedes. Think Zara, Mango and H&M.
As I was scrolling through who is wearing what I saw a celebrity in a jacket from Mango. She looked wonderful and so I went searching. Back in the day I would often pop into the Regent Street store and find some winners; recently, Mango has slipped my mind. Until this morning and I found their jackets. I found so many to love but stuck with three for now. I don’t expect they will last forever but nor do I want them too – they add a new perspective and fun to my more traditional pieces.
The best looks are those with an individual flair that comes from mixing the less expensive with a classic. I see me wearing this faux fur with one of my “best” dresses and I can imagine the little tweed jacket with jeans and a white tee or the turtleneck and ankle pants. As for the velvet embroidered kimono – I want to wear that over just about everything. I do like the idea of it with this dress in particular.
Three times more dash; works for me. xv
3 X More Dash Than Cash
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