Save & Splurge
We all have them, those pieces in our wardrobe that have far exceeded their cost-per-wear expectations. Those essentials that you reach for season after season, that just seem to work with so many outfit options. This #ootd features two of mine. One was an investment piece, my OTK boots from Russell & Bromley which made my eyes water when I first handed over the cash. But investing in a classic, timeless accessory such as a pair of perfectly fitting black Over Knee Boots is something I have never once regret, two years later they are still my most worn pair of boots.
The second piece was a steal – a classic black roll neck currently down to just £12, yes, you did read that right, TWELVE POUNDS from Jane Norman. It’s the type of piece which can be thrown in with a statement skirt, a simple pair of denim jeans, or even underneath a sleeveless dress. A black roll neck is something which I’ll wear to death, so I opted for a high street version instead of a cashmere-silk mix which would set me back ten times the amount – after all, a black roll neck is a black roll neck, amiright?!
Being a savvy shopper, I’m always on the look out for pieces which I can match with multiple outfits.
Can I get an amen, fellow fashionistas? I’m petite, 5’4″ and sometimes I find that knee high boots can completely chop my legs in half. Black tights and the perfect skirt length can work wonders when creating the illusion of longer legs, and to match my new favourite roll neck, I was so excited when I stumbled upon this Jacquard Print Skirt which fit flawlessly with the knee-high x roll-neck combo.
Once you’ve nailed those basics, a statement piece is what truly makes the outfit. Once again, I don’t like to throw my hard earned pennies at these pieces because, well, they make a statement so you don’t want to wear them every single day. This one was another steal from Jane Norman – the retailer that’s quickly becoming my first port-of-call when it comes to finding statement standout pieces at a great price, that not everyone else walking down the highstreet is also wearing!
Shop The Look
Black Roll Neck by Jane Norman
Jacquard Skirt by Jane Norman
Boots by Russell & Bromley
Watch by Cluse
Bag by Topshop
Sunglasses by Topshop
Photography by Joe Galvin
What items in your wardrobe are your most worn? Which pieces have the best cost-per-wear?