Style Theory: Every girl dreams of owning that Chanel bag, a Burberry trench, but unfortunately, for most of us, buying investments purchases like that is not a reality. However, all is not lost, you can still get the look for a fraction of the price on the high street..
Here are my some of my classic, high street purchases that have that designer look but without the price tag..
Leather skirt (just seen): Zara
Here are the best luxe looks and oh so classic items on the High Street now...
The Burberry Mac £1195
High Street Equivalent
|Massimo Dutti Long Raincoat £125|
OR Cheaper option..
|Gap Trench £59.95|
The Chanel Bag
|The Chanel Bag £3075|
|DKNY Black Quilted bag @Harvey Nichols £190|
OR more reasonable...
|Asos Black quilted bag £20|
The Louis Vuitton Stephen Spouse scarf..
|Louis Vuitton Scarf £510|
An affordable but still absolutely luxurious option..
|Hush Cashmere Leopard Shawl £150|
A cheaper option....
|Asos Oversized Scarf £18|
The Classic Louboutins
|Christian Louboutin £425|
For a more reasonable but equally chic look..
|LK Bennett Kid Leather Point Toe Shoe £195|
This is a fabulous alternative, a little lower heel therefore easier to walk in and a great price for a leather shoe...
|M&S Leather Pointed Toe Stiletto £45|
The Chanel Ballet Pump
|Chanel Ballet Pump from £385|
The gorgeous alternatives..
|Russell and Bromley Ballet Pump £155|
I have had these pumps for a few years and they are the shoes that just keep giving! They a classic style that does not date, look fab in the summer with dresses (this year with a denim dress) and tanned legs. I would highly recommend..
Or for a less expensive option..
|Office Ballet Pumps £56|
There are so many pros and cons for both the cheaper options and investment buys. There is no doubt that the investment buys are made with superior quality materials and are cut to fit beautifully therefore they really do last the test of time. They do tend to increase in price each year (the Chanel bag being an example of this) however it is the name you are paying for, the quality is good but in no way equivalent to the price tag. In my mind the middle options are always a good way to go when you really do not have cash to splurge. The fabric is normally of a good standard and it made to last.
Having said that I still have my goal set on a Chanel handbag, I have my name down on every dress agency there is for a second hand one (new is completely out if my price range) I did get the most stunning diamond ring from my Husband for my birthday that I just adore and lots of other gorgeous gifts..it turns out turning 40 is not so bad after all. Thank you all for your lovely birthday wishes xxxx
Next time translating the Spring/Summer 2015 trends....
As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, I know that quite a few of you are already the proud owners of these gorgeous investment buys but now as Mums etc, where do you get your key classic buys? Until next time, Frances xxxxx
Thank you to one of my lovely Instagram followers for suggesting this post..good idea xx