24 Nov, 2023

High End Staples – On A Budget

You asked and I delivered – luxurious products that look expensive and feel great but are friendly towards the bank balance too.

In preparation for Cyber Week, I decided to not only shop designer pieces, but also stock up on some good quality items that are fraction of the price – that look stylish and chic as we all want that. When I started my career, lower priced point items is all I could afford, but I am glad it was that way – now I know exactly where to shop for staple pieces for less.

You can see my selection of pieces at full prices as well as some on Black Friday sales at the moment.

COS

COS has become one of my favourite brands this year, I think their items are not only great material and quality but I also love their designs. Often they would easily pass as quiet luxury designer pieces.

This year I purchased this amazing green sweater because even though I like my neutral and black coloured knits, I wanted some colour in my closet. COS was the perfect pick because I believe you can not re-wear bright coloured clothing as much as you can the neutral coloured, so the cost per wear with this piece is still amazing. I also ordered some co-ords that are so easy to style for everyday, just throw on a T-Shirt under and a pair of sneakers, boots or loafers and you are good to go.

Green Sweater

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My COS Selection

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H&M

H&M has forever been my go-to for one specific thing – cashmere sets. They have amazing quality cashmere without the high price, so I think their pieces are great to wear around the house, on the plane, or basically anywhere when you want to be comfortable and cosy.

Not only that, I also think they do great outerwear, from wool coats to puffer jackets, they have something for every style. And lastly, if you are looking for some “going out” tops this festive season, you will surely find something at H&M and let me tell you the prices are amazing for these tops.

Puffer Jacket

My H&M Selection

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ARKET

Recently I am getting more and more into Arket, which similarly to COS has great quality and designer looking pieces. Their prices are a bit higher than the usual high street brands, but I believe they are worth it.

I linked for you some of their pieces that I got – have gotten so much wear out of these two brown knit dresses, they are so easy to slip on and will keep you warm this winter. I also found the co-ord that reminds me so much of my usual Manuri trousers – Acne cropped blazer combination that I wear.

For some discounted Arket items check out my Black Friday blog post.

Knit Dress

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REFORMATION

Now this might be controversial, but does Reformation do the softest knits out there? I absolutely love their cashmere pieces, which you could have also seen last year, because the amount of times I re-wore their brown sweater is insane. Also I have to admit to you guys – I might have started wearing it this year as well. But I wanted to change up the look a bit so I recently ordered a cardigan from them and it has now become a staple piece in my wardrobe as well.

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ALLSAINTS

It is debatable wether AllSaints belongs to this “high street” group as the feel to their pieces is exceptional. They have lots of variety from more affordable to those slightly pricier depending on material and the design. I also highly recommend purchasing your perfect winter jacket or coat from them this week, as the discounts have just started today and I think 30% off is amazing for their pieces.

Every year I like to get a classic shearling lined jacket from them and this year is no exception. I usually went for the black and white combination but decided to pick an all black one this year. I also purchased a black coat from them that is structured for when you want a more sleek look.

Jacket Now On Sale

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SHOP MY ALL SAINTS PICKS

What are your favourite High Street Brands?

xoxo, Tamara
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