More and more, I find myself hunting down affordable clothes that are also really great quality. It can be really difficult to find good value for money (a £20 dress that falls apart after two washes is not value for money) when shopping on the cheap, but every so often I come across a hidden treasure in a mountain of discarded acrylic.
For instance, I once found a prom dress in Primark that would rival any of the ones in Debenhams but it cost just £18. I bought both colours, natch. That was three years ago and they’re good as new. Another time, it was a pair of ankle boots in New Look that were sturdy, comfortable and were a reasonable £24.99. Just this weekend, I found a gorgeous coat (a la K-Mid) in M&Co. on offer from £75 to £55, a funnel neck in wintery, off-white which makes it current but classic.
More recently, I discovered Apricot, a fashion website which sells good clothes at good prices. The dresses particularly caught my eye, with prices ranging from £20 – £30 for any style you could ask for: black skater dresses for the office, sequin shifts for the party season, geometric prints to fuel this season’s obsession with the 60s. Not enough for you? Well, there are also woolly knits for the colder months and sheer, lacy dresses for a fun night on the town. I can promise you that you’ll love at least one design. Me? I fell in love with this floral dress, perfect for Sunday lunch.
Dress courtesy of Apricot with thanks; pearl necklace a gift;
ring by New Look; shoes by Sachelle;
Nails Inc polish in Victoria.