High End V High Street | 2014 Blogger Challenge

Like it or loath it, high street fashion and beauty are having a moment! I find that people are no longer as obsessed with designer labels (and price tags) as they used to be. Perhaps this is due to recession and perhaps not, who knows?! All I know is that the high street has upped it's game immensely over the past few years, and people are noticing. Shops like River Island, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, New Look, and Penny's/ Primark offer affordable and wearable versions of designer duds. We all know that even "Ready To Wear" designer clothing isn't that easy to pull off and can be quite in your face or over the top. Now don't get me wrong, I love a good Vivienne Westwood printed mini dress as much as the next fashion loving lady, but I'm just sayin' that the high street alternatives are not to be underestimated. One of the major trends this Autumn/ Winter has been Tartan. Check out how to master the look whether your budget is high end or high street:

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The dress on the right is by Alberta Ferretti and would cost you a pretty penny you can be sure, whereas the Pennys/ Primark option on the left can be yours for just €17. Such a bargain, and if I'm honest I bought it in both this red shade and also the more green hued version too! I got these images from www.vogue.co.uk and www.instyle.co.uk

The Spring and Summer months are about to be AAAALLL about tropical prints, and what better way to do tropical than in a little matching suit/ top and bottom ensemble?! Here are my picks from the Alice & Olivia, and Pennys/ Primark colections for the new season:

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The image on the right is of a tropical floral pant suit from Alice & Olivia, and it's obviously a beautiful look... but the image on the left is Pennys/ Primark take on the trend - a really cool, pastel approach to the edgier floral look. I will FOR SURE be heading out to pick up this outfit for myself as soon as it hits the high street rails. I found these images on www.vogue.co.uk and www.marieclaire.co.uk

I hope you guys liked this post and have the utmost faith in the high street stores to get you through the upcoming seasons. 

Let me know what trends you're loving at the moment. 

-A.