This term is definitely ‘fashion speak’ and one that was always used when I worked on magazines.
It’s usually used for a J Crew throwing it all together kind of look. And I don’t think I’m too far off.
But here I’m also talking up mixing your price points. Everyone knows now I’m all about the best things to buy on the High Street. But I am also about those great investment buys that will make the rest of your wardrobe pop.
But as much as I love minimal grey coats and great navy trousers. Sometimes you need some fun.
Step forward the Zoe Karssen stripe top, with quirky emoji logo which I had been eyeing up for ages (pun completely intended). It’s pricey but stripes are always worth it in my opinion, you’ll wear it for years and it totally brings joy.
I don’t need explaining that red has fast become my favourite colour of late, and this skirt is the perfect affordable piece for the trend.
And as for the leopard bag? J Crew’s leopard cross body bags are almost infamous now for adding that extra zing to an outfit, and this pony skin version is always where I’d invest. Repeat after me: a leopard accessory will never let you down. It will make your more affordable skirt look a bit more polished, too.
So it’s not really what you wear but how you wear it. Picking the right pieces to buy into will always help your look feel up to date and your non designer pieces look more expensive.
It’s a philosophy I’ve always stuck by and it has worked for me. I don’t have the answer for everything but stripes, a pop of colour and leopard print are always a good place to start.