It's not true when they say Fashion Editors only wear designer labels. If only it were...
The devil may well wear Prada, but the rest of us are relentless bargain hunters at heart (can you blame us, when our job requires us to wear a fresh outfit for every show, every party, every season?).
And while that may break down the fourth wall illusion that I'm sat at my desk right now with my hooves parked in some new season Stella sneakers, it does mean that I know our Great British high street like the back of my hand.
Here's what I'm buying and wearing this week...
1. The gingham ribboned espadrille
With Warehouse teaming up with London Fashion Week favourite, Shrimps, for a capsule collection this week, there was no chance I could neglect a mention. Espadrilles aren’t normally a bit of me, but the green gingham of these got me hook line and sinker. I’ll be wearing them with pale blue jeans and pretending I’m Baby Houseman.
Buy them now, £35,
2. The boxy beige blazer
Whilst I am very close to being utterly sick of beige having been subjected so heavily to it already this season, there’s something about its ease that I keep yearning for. This particular blazer is especially tempting thanks to its bulk. It’d look great over black cycling shorts, but I’ll, of course, be wearing with jeans.
Buy it now, £135,
3. The tie-waist tangerine swimsuit
With this bank hol’s almost unbelievable weather forecast, it’s time to acknowledge our summer wardrobes. Crinkle-fabric swimsuits have been everywhere over the last couple of years, and this punchy orange one is a fave. The super flattering bow waist is only trumped by the lack of offensively ‘super high leg’ crotch moments.
Buy it now, £45,
4. The linen wrap midi
One of the most flattering shapes a dress can have, pattern/fabric/hue is often entirely irrelevant to me as I’ll snap up a ruffled wrap dress regardless. So when one comes along in a heavenly pinky-beige linen you bet I’m going to make a fuss. I’ll be wearing it with white boots to the office and trainers at the weekend.
Buy it now, £99,
5. The lace-up shell sandals
Shell jewellery was everywhere last summer but this season the high street has gotten creative, decorating all manner of accessories with the 90s embellishment. One of my fave incarnations is this lace-up sandal, with a caged closed toe and thick take on the stiletto providing a modern take on the nostalgic trend.
Buy them now, £49.99,
6. The green tiered midi dress
Disclaimer: I don’t look great in a Bardot sleeve. I can, however, appreciate a good one on other people, and I feel it’s my duty to let you know about this belter. One of spring’s hottest colours, the pistachio green is only enhanced by the subtle gingham print. And I’ll never not be into a tiered maxi.
Buy it now, £65,
7. The belted safari playsuit
Admittedly, this week’s offering is a smidge beige-heavy. But where there’s a demand the high street never fails to supply, and there were too many crackers to ignore. This playsuit looks set to be one of the most hard-working pieces in my wardrobe this season, paired with cream cowboy boots sandals during the day and sandals to go out out.
Buy it now, £34.99,