Style Theory: Last week I brought you my AW15 dream wish list, this week is the budget friendly wish list, the reality of the things I will be buying this season...
THE CROSS BODY BAG
|Mango @ House of Fraser £24.99|
Not a bad Gucci Soho Disco bag 'tribute' this is not leather but looks pretty authentic and is a good, neat size with a double compartments. It comes in lots of different colours from fuchsia to mustard to grey, I must admit black is my favourite for the winter.
THE CAMEL COAT
|Lauren Ralph Lauren @ HoF £245|
A high to mid priced camel coat, a classic shape so would last you year after year. This coat is 60% wool and is beautifully tailored, I think I will be looking at investing in this coat this year.
|New Look Camel Textured Coat £29.99|
On the cheaper end of the scale, this coat is 90% polyester but is a great shape and an even greater price. There is also a fab camel coat in Primark (not available online but is in-store at the moment) it is £29.99 (I think?) I tried it on and was impressed by the feel and slouchy look, check out SusieSoso's blog for some fab photos (my snaps in Primark were bad!)...
|Asos Maison Scotch Logo Sweater £75|
|Whistles @House of Fraser £75|
Not quite Bella Freud but these two sweaters do the 'logo thing' tastefully, wear with coated leggings (below) or a leather skirt and a pair of heeled ankle boots for a rock chic look.
THE LEATHER TROUSERS
|Zara Faux Suede Biker Trousers £39.99|
I have these trousers as you can see in the photo above. After trying on lots of faux leather trousers I found these fit the best and were not claustrophobic. Lots of the faux leather were like wearing clingfilm but these are soft and have a nice soft lining that does not suffocate your legs. I have just bought the Boden Off Duty Merino Jumper to go with these for a laid back daytime look.
|Zara Printed Dress £39.99|
This dress does not look great in this photo but it does look gorgeous on. Wear with heeled tan knee high boots and put a slim tan belt around the waist for a cool 70s look, or team with colour pop heels (match to the orange/turquoise or jade flowers) and add a similar hue clutch for a stunning evening outfit.
|Mango Cat Eye Sunglasses £17.99|
So reasonable, super chic and if you lose them/sit on them you will not be devastated as they are not expensive.
THE LEOPARD PRINT BAG
|Mango Leather Bag @House Of Fraser £89.99|
Still a little pricey but this is such a beautiful bag, leather with faux pony skin look. I have this on my wish list, I love the look above with a simple black sweater, distressed jeans and an animal print bag.
|JO Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt £42|
This is a far more realistic wish list for my budget, I think I may start with the animal print bag, it is one of those items that will 'lift' my current looks and add a little fashion twist.
Is there anything on this list that would be on your AW15 wish list, are you a budget or a designer girl?
As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Frances xx