I am an advocate of investing in your wardrobe to create a timeless style that you can wear year-round. But I also love a bargain, especially when it comes to trend driven items that may not last more than a season.
Fast fashion surrounds us and with the *shhh, whisper it* Big Bad Budget just around the corner, we thought we would share some of our favourite looks with you. These pieces are available now and for far less than a designer price tag!
So shall we take a look at what we've got to get your week off to a stylish start?
Today we're looking at comfy, casual separates.
Having spent a lot of time style spotting across Europe this year, one thing I did note is the popularity of casual wear. We have seen a move towards to simple styling, lots of separates, and most importantly, comfort. Street style influences are everywhere, and I've noted how we Irish ladies have embraced this look for Autumn Winter 2014.
We need to keep cosy, but of course stay true to our. you know, inner stylish goddess. We have spoken about the blanket look, and the high street have responded to our need for the latest designer fad. Tartan and checks are styled in capes, skirts and scarves, which can be worn in endless ways with block colours to balance the look.
I've gone for a great pop-on casual look for our bargain post this week, with a comfortable pair of high-waisted grey skinny jeans from Penneys and a snuggly tartan wrap from New Look. These are complemented by loafers from Heatons and a warm and fuzzy beanie hat from Penneys. But what's the best part? The total cost of the outfit is just €49! A bargain, yes?
Style the wrap over a light knit and leather jacket (which you might already have), or try it over a trench coat left over from Spring.
So what do you think? Is this casual, fashionista-inspired look up your street? And have you picked up any great bargains recently? Tell us in the comments!