Fashion Uncategorised | September 18th 2017

LFW – Splurge or Save?

LFW is the event of the year. For months we wait for new designs to roll out on the runway and eagerly await the next whacky trend. But the question most people inevitably ask is, how can I embrace the current fashion on a budget? Well we have got you sorted.

With our ‘splurge or save’ edit, you can find key pieces at affordable prices, or slightly more expensive if you want to make an investment, and strut the streets like it’s your very own runway. All of these items are readily available to Click & Collect to your nearest CollectPlus point, so waste no time and get shopping. We’re ready to channel our inner Kate Moss, are you?

Blazers

Oversized, double breasted, printed, plain or checked, there’s a blazer out there for you. Tailoring can work for a multitude of occasions, it is all about getting the right style for the right occasion. A key piece not only on the catwalk this season, but also fully embraced by celebrities and bloggers, a nod to workwear will have you looking every inch the fashionista this season.

Save – Miss Selfridge Double Button Check Blazer £45 from John Lewis

Splurge – Longline Blazer in Check Print £70 at ASOS

Save – Boohoo Tailored Blazer £18 at ASOS

Splurge – Reiss Oxley Single Breasted Peak Lapel Jacket £265 at Very Exclusive

The Return of Ruffles

Ruffles were a huge trend for Spring/Summer and we could not be happier to see them return to the runway for Autumn/Winter. They add a playful element to any piece and ruffles create an interesting texture to a more plain outfit.

Save – Blue Ruffle Frill High Neck Shirt £25 from Pretty Little Thing

Splurge – Rails Lizzie Ruffle Shirt £145 at John Lewis

Save – Boohoo Floral Ruffle Trim Midi Dress £30 at ASOS

Splurge – MCQ Alexander McQueen Ruffle Shirt Dress £445 at Very Exclusive

Cross Body Bag

Ah handbags… you can never have too many. LFW has been graced by fabulous cross body bags and the latest trend is to carry it under your arm like you would a clutch. Red is big this season so pick a bag with a pop of colour that can brighten up your outfit.

Save – Chain Leather Bag £49.99 at Mango

Splurge – Aspinal of London Lottie Small Leather Across Body Bag £425 at John Lewis

Save- Evania Cross Body Bag £65 at Dune

Splurge – Mulberry Lily Small Leather Shoulder Bag £750 at John Lewis

No Fur Fashion Week

LFW has been graced with anti-fur protestors which delayed the Burberry show last weekend. Think of the Sex and the City movie… While LFW advised attendees not to wear fur, we have a selection of faux fur options which will have you looking effortlessly stylish while also being very PC.

Save – Striped Faux Fur Scarf £39.99 at Mango

Splurge – Reiss Faux Fur Oversized Collar Scarf £95 at John Lewis

Save – Grey Faux Fur Longline Gilet £29.99 at New Look

Splurge – Mint Velvet Faux Fur Aviator Gilet £119 at John Lewis

 

Floral

Flower power is well and truly back and there certainly was no shortage of it on the runway. With Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana being the leading designers, floral fashion is this season’s hottest trend.

Save – Black Floral Embellished Mesh Long Sleeve Top £45 at River Island

Splurge – Whistles Wren High Neck Blouse £95 at John Lewis

If any of these items are not quite right, you can return them using our easy Returns service.

 

September 18th 2017 - by @CollectPlus