McQueen and high end vs high street: A Style Post
I’m guilty of not wearing a Burberry scarf for this one, but being inspired by McQueen the documentary once again, I dug out my much loved Alexander McQueen scarf for this outfit post. It got me thinking, as a lover of designer clothes, is a lot of it just style over substance? This is McQueen and high end vs high street: A Style Post
High-end vs High Street: why not mix it up?
For someone that loves fashion as much as I do, I’m really not that much of a shopper! I think I’ve always been a founding member of the buy less, choose well set and even when I was a student and did most of my shopping at Primark, I always seemed to choose things that I could wear over and over again. I don’t often shop the high-street, but when I do, I still try and search for the one-off pieces that I know I’ll dig out of my wardrobe again and again. My military jacket from Primark is a prime example of this. I bought it a couple of years ago and I think I paid around £30 for it (it’s cost per wear must be INSANELY low as it’s a firm favourite!) and I’ve worn it with EVERYTHING! I don’t know what it is about military jackets that I love so much (I think with this one, I was lusting after a Burberry one which was massively out of my price range so chose the cheaper option!) but I think they’re cool, stand-out and this one in particular is always a bit of a conversation starter, whether it’s loved or loathed!
I think knowing what you like and what suits you is the key to great style (and the real key to mixing high-end with high street successfully). There’s nothing wrong with mixing it up; very few people can afford a full designer wardrobe and after all, you can’t put a price on style. It’s all about choosing the expensive pieces that will last a lifetime and that you’ll love forever, like an Alexander McQueen (or Burberry!) scarf and mixing them with lower-priced trends, or your everyday wardrobe. I don’t believe it’s style over substance, it’s just all about choosing the correct pieces to invest in!
Until next time,