Posts Categorized: Recessionista

Alexander Wang X H&M; Save The Best For Last

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Days after the Alexander Wang for H&M launch and the best is still available online or in store. And by that I don’t mean the tight scuba dresses or logo mania items we saw in the campaign, but timeless well made pieces like that superheavy wool biker coat, the leather pool sliders, the leather joggers or the croc sleeve sweater. They may have the highest price tags, but they’re also the most authentic Wang and worth their investment.

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Image borrowed from Kaity Modern

Limited Edition Mango Premium Collection

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Although I try not to buy highstreet, I sometimes make an exception for the Premium Quality collections that can be found at all big retailers. After all we don’t always have the matching cash to realize our designer dream outfits now do we? I’m pleasantly surprised about the latest Mango Premium collection; suede baggy pants, woolen palazzo’s, turtlenecks, a soft cotton armystyle shirt, that striped boho cardi and ofcourse those chunky grey Céline-ish slipons are all affordable trend pieces that fill the final gasps in any Fall Capsule Wardrobe.

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Interior Crush; Paulina Arcklin

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“It’s not about painting everything white” but one look at the blog and insta feed from Finnish stylist/photographer Paulina Arcklin, and all you really want to do is dig up that paint bucket from storage. All floors, walls, ethnic and industrial chic elements of her interior are brought together by a fresh layer of paint. Boring? Not when pictures, sheepskin rugs, knitted cushions, candles and industrial accessories bring warmth to this blank canvas.

Get the same look by planning a weekend project painting the house, visiting the local thriftshop and clicking home cool accessories from the H&M Home collection.

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Bash Or Budget; Etoile Revolution Sweatshirt

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I love that je ne sais quoi feeling of the Isabel Marant Etoile Fall 14 collection, which is far less boho than her regular collection. I mean, who can resist a relaxed sweatshirt and an oversized plaid coat on casual days off? If the Revolution sweater is a bit over budget, add some eighties fun to your Fall wardrobe and go on the hunt for a vintage black Coca Cola version, same font, same look but a whole different price range.

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Casual Friday; Patchwork Denim

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For women over 35, a skinny jeans is most flattering, but we wouldn’t say no to a cool boyfriend jeans on casual days off. So why not make your own patchwork denim as seen at Junya Watanabe? The DIY procedure is simple; take some cool fabrics and old denim and sew them on an old pair of jeans. If you’re not the crafty kind of woman, Isabel Marant Etoile and Hope STHLM also stock cool ones in their Fall 15 collections.

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