So for the first Guess Who, I wanted it to exemplify what I’m trying to do here.
Guess Who is a column that strives to prove that style, quality, and shape do not need to be expensive. They also need not be from a boutique, Neiman’s, Saks… etc. But you also don’t have to suffer the “Fast Fashion Fallapart” of stores like H&M and Forever21. Here, I show you several pieces of a[n extremely reasonably priced] collection, and leave it up to you to guess who it is! (I tell you at the end of the post, under a cut.)
One can get a little forlorn, passing through the infinite number of blog posts on their RSS reader, spread after spread of amazing fashion – all entirely out of their budget. Alexander McQueen’s scarves, Chanel’s booties!, the many handbags of Yves Saint Laurent… Talk about being constantly slapped in the face with someone else’s wallet, right?
After this post, I hope that you begin to judge apparel-peddling establishments one garment at a time, though the store’s rep’ might be a little… less-than-fashion.
A beautiful, wool motorcycle jacket. It’s got all the details I love, the fabric I need/want, and the structure I crave. And, yes, it’s machine washable.
Super-skinny, super-dark jeans – perfect for boots and a warm jacket in the fall. So skinny, they’re almost legging-like.
Your perfect LBD (little black dress). It’s a soft corset dress, so it’ll give you some serious shape – but the material is as soft as cotton. (Psst… it has pockets, too!)
How gorgeous is this sweater jacket? It’s got a little bit of trend going on (military-style buttons), but the rest is pure cozy. Worried about warmth? Don’t – the designer put a full zipper behind those buttons. Did I mention it’s got angora & wool?
It’s not really fall until you pull out your arsenal of 100% cashmere sweaters. The most simple basic sweater can be worked into numerous styles, and who doesn’t love the feel of cashmere on a brisk day? (Remember my first cashmere?)
Do you know who this retailer is? Click below to find out!
So? Are you shocked? I kind of was… Once I saw that motorcycle jacket, I was kind of in awe, and began compulsively sifting through their inventory. There are a wealth of basics at American Eagle, not to mention these basics-with-a-twist, above!