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I’ve Figured Out How to Build The Row’s Capsule Wardrobe On a H&M Budget
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I’ve Figured Out How to Build The Row’s Capsule Wardrobe On a H&M Budget

I’m not saying The Row is entirely responsible for the minimal aesthetic that’s so popular right now— but it would be an understatement to say that they’ve had a pretty big influence on it. From a wider perspective, the fashion world has been moving towards a less trend-focused and more classic capsule approach for a while now, thankfully— it’s an important move in making all our wardrobes more sustainable and longer-lasting. But there’s no denying the Olsen twins’ luxury label made pieces like the simple white shirt catwalk-worthy again, spearheading the move to a simpler aesthetic in the designer arena. One quick glance at their offering on Net-a-Porter and it’s clear to see their focus on versatile basics, from the perfect T-shirt to the dream pair of jeans.Unfortunately, though, we ...
I’m a Polished Dresser on a Budget— Here's Where I Buy My Spring Tailoring
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I’m a Polished Dresser on a Budget— Here's Where I Buy My Spring Tailoring

Okay, I admit it— I have expensive taste. When it comes to building my closet as a fashion editor in my thirties, I tend to err on the side of minimalist tailoring and elevated basics which tend to look better in beautiful, expensive fabrics. Often I think to myself I could do with an extra few zeros on the end of my bank balance to be able to indulge my fantasy of owning a capsule wardrobe filled with brands like The Row, Totême and sustainable pieces from Chloé or Stella McCartney. But in reality, that’s far from a priority— and after almost a decade of working in the industry I’ve had to get resourceful with my shopping habits in order to find the most expensive-looking pieces for more affordable prices. Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve gotten pretty good at it— and I now know which...
I Have The Row Taste On a H&M Budget— Here's 25 Spring Buys  Under £100 I Love
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I Have The Row Taste On a H&M Budget— Here's 25 Spring Buys Under £100 I Love

Hi, I’m Emily and I have expensive taste. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always had a preference for the finer things in life (a fact my parents have always lamented). It’s probably why I ended up working in fashion in the first place after being attracted by the beauty and luxury of it all. The thing is, like most of us I don’t have the budget to indulge these habits often and although sometimes I might be tempted, I’m not about bankrupting myself to own a full designer closet. Instead, I admire from afar and choose my moments to invest in capsule pieces that will elevate my wardrobe most effectively— a classic designer handbag for example, or beautiful coat that I know I’ll wear again and again. For my day to day wardrobe, though, over my 10 years of working in the industry as a ...