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My fave brands on a budget

3rd July, 2019

Whilst I’m all for investing in certain pieces in my wardrobe that I want to have longevity such as bags, shoes and coats, I tend to scrimp on trend items that I know may only last a season or two. It’s fun to update my look with a few key of-the-moment items but it doesn’t make sense to me to spend loads on them. Australia has a great selection of chain stores of local and overseas brands so I’ve learnt that you can easily snap up trendy pieces that won’t break the bank. Here are a few of my go-tos when I’m looking for an inexpensive fashion fix.

Zara

Who doesn’t love Zara? They’re great for runway inspired pieces so you can often find some really up-to-the-minute looks at a fraction of the price. I also like that their designs are often on trend, but interpreted in such a simple, unfussy way that they can easily be worked back with pieces you already own.

H&M

Whilst H&M is great for simple basics like tees and jeans, I also like the fact that they have some really contemporary designs that are fun. If I’m ever looking to dabble in a trend that I know won’t last beyond a season, I’ve found that snapping up something from H&M will often allow me to do so without breaking the bank.

Seed Heritage

Seed often stock a lot of really beautiful pieces that are classic and polished, which is exactly what draws me to this brand. They often feature most of the popular trends in their range, but you can also find dressy pieces for work and after dark at an accessible price point.

Witchery 

Witchery‘s great for classic pieces that are ultra wearable. They often have quite understated designs which makes most of their range quite versatile. Also they stock things such as blazers, slacks and jumpers which look upmarket and expensive but are at a far cheaper price point than taking the designer route.

Uniqlo

I’ve got several pieces from Uniqlo in my closet that are still going strong. And I think it’s because they do simple really well. From t-shirts to knits, pants and dresses, everything is really understated which extends the wearability of anything from their range. I also like that they incorporate natural fabrics such as wool, cotton and even cashmere into their range but price it quite reasonably.

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10 things worth checking out from … Zara

28th February, 2019

Zara’s without a doubt one of the best sources of on trend, affordable fashion. Their range is always up-to-the-minute and you can often find some great pieces that are inexpensive but look like they could be worth a whole lot more. This month I’m focussing on this chain store fave and rounding up 10 pieces that are worth checking out.

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Crochet top

I like the bohemian inspired vibe of this top. It’s the kind of piece that would be easy to work back with other things in your wardrobe but still has a strong enough look to make an impact.

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Shimmery ribbed shirt

A simple top with a subtle shimmer detail makes this the ideal option for a night out. This could easily be paired with everything from pants to a skirt so you’ll definitely get plenty of use out of it.

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Semi sheer top

A sheer number that would add a sexy pop of colour to any look. If you want to dial it down a bit you could easy pop a cami underneath without losing its edgy feel.

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Beaded crossbody bag

A fun monochrome bag that could easily go from day to night. Also, who can say no to sequins?

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Gold earrings with stones

These look a whole lot more expensive than they actually are. A great piece to add to any look to add a touch of glam.

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Hi matte lipstick

A bright bold lip is always a great beauty shortcut for elevating everyday makeup into something more. This shade is a bit of a showstopper.

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Bejewelled tweed blazer

With its classic feel, this tweed blazer would certainly see you through many seasons to come. You could opt to wear it as a suit like the above or pair it with denim for a cool, high-low mix that looks effortlessly polished.

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Natural tote bag

A simple silhouette and an earthy vibe make this perfect for pairing with a casual weekend ensemble.

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Mesh high heel mules

Zara’s always great for shoes that are bang on trend and this pair is no different. I love the minimalist slash 80s vibe of these mules.

Leopard print shirt dress

Love a graphic print especially in such a gorgeous colour. This is the kind of piece that wouldn’t require much more to dress it up as it’s so bold and strong.

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Zara’s got your key autumn pieces sorted for less than $500—and you can now buy everything online

19th March, 2018

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock you may have missed the momentous occasion that fashion lovers have been waiting for: you can now buy Zara online. All your super on trend buys are now just a click away and this means that it has never been easier to update your wardrobe. If you’re still trying to navigate your way through  the trans-seasonal weather (which if you’re in Sydney like me has been going from cool to scorching hot every few days) you may be noticing that you need a few new pieces to update your look. And there’s no better opportunity to do it on a budget than by checking out Zara’s latest offerings. I pulled together an edit of autumn’s must-haves for less than $500 and all six pieces should take you into winter and beyond.

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Zara three quarter sleeve cropped black blazer with pearl buttons

Zara black three quarter length blazer, $99

A plain black blazer is a very handy thing to have in your wardrobe. It’s the type of piece that’s saved me on more than one occasion as it can instantly dress up an outfit in seconds. The cropped length of this style is great for our current is-it-or-isn’t-it-cold weather. And the pearl buttons are the kind of small finishing touch that can turn an ordinary blazer into something on trend.

Zara chambray shirt

Zara flowing v-neck blouse, $69.95

Click through to see this plain chambray shirt in action but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s the perfect cut for wearing in that relaxed, effortless, quintessential French girl style.

Zara striped sheer white blouse

Zara striped shirt with sheer detail, $59.95

A white shirt is all kinds of useful in any wardrobe but sometimes you just want to take a staple up a notch. Enter a sheer beauty such as this. It’s a great layering piece as you can wear a slip underneath for a more modest look or wear a gorgeous bra when you’re going for slightly sexier.

Zara neutral wide leg trousers

Zara neutral wide leg trousers, $69.95

A pair of wide leg trousers are great for the office and for off duty wear. Pair it with a button down, a simple tee or a slip and you can create myriad looks.

Zara geometric print pleated skirt

Zara geometric print pleated skirt, $69.95

Adding a punchy garment to your autumn wardrobe can add some life back into old wardrobe favourites. This piece can easily take you from 9 to 5 straight to after work drinks without missing a beat.

Zara black loafers with buckle detail

Zara black loafers with buckle detail, $69.95

I’m all about a great pair of polished flats as they’re comfy and so stylish at the same time. This style would work well with everything from jeans to a skirt and is the ideal shoe to see you through autumn/winter.

Have you snapped up anything on Zara online yet? Do share!