More than the years I have genuinely refined my purchasing habits to concentrate on good quality more than quantity. This is aspect of the explanation (or my excuse) for posting fewer outfit posts these days: I just do not acquire lots of clothing. Whereas five years ago I wore a fully new outfit each day, now I am considerably extra most likely to be noticed wearing the identical or quite equivalent outfits. The distinction is that I am considerably happier undertaking that now mainly because I’ve invested in a wardrobe of timeless, classic pieces which I enjoy, rather than trend-led low-cost things with a higher turnover price.

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Alternatively of weekly purchases from the likes of Topshop or Zara, I am now considerably extra most likely to acquire anything only as soon as each couple of months from Reiss or Whistles as an alternative. Never get me incorrect: chosen higher-good quality pieces from retailers like Zara, Mango and H&ampM nevertheless have their location (I keep that Zara footwear are the greatest for their cost about), but I’ve realised that obtaining anything low-cost that you do not enjoy and which does not stand the test of time is a false economy. I’ve also narrowed down which things I will acquire from exactly where. I nevertheless acquire jeans from Topshop, for instance, mainly because I am not convinced that high priced jeans genuinely give something extra than low-cost ones. On the other hand, when it comes to tailoring – blazers in certain – good quality is paramount. Ever considering that I invested in a Whistles blazer a year or so ago, I’ve genuinely realised the distinction that good quality tailoring tends to make. There is no comparison among it and other jackets I had from the likes of Topshop, Zara and River Island. In the post-Christmas sales I invested in two extra wonderful blazers from Reiss – not low-cost, even lowered, but very easily worth it. The match and the good quality speaks for itself. I genuinely urge you to splurge a tiny extra on your tailoring I guarantee the price per put on will make it extra than justified.

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H&ampM cashmere jumper / equivalent right here
Zara boots / equivalent right here
Alexander Wang Prisma tote / in matte black right here

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