Monday, 25 July 2011
When I noticed New Look were previewing their autumn range, I was on it like Shakespeare on a sonnet. (I have no idea what I meant by that either.) It's just one of those shops where you know you'll always find something you'll love and for a great price.
Shoes are where outfits start for me and New Look always have great shoes. Desert boots have long been a favourite of mine, both on men and on me, so these (real) suede numbers were an instant pick. Totally bargainous at £24.99.
Shopping on the high street is all about making clever choices: picking out the best fabrics and cuts and being clever with colour. I really like dresses in shades of nude and tan at the moment and am still enjoying longer lengths, so this dress is perfect. Matched with the salmon blazer, this look will take you right through into autumn. (Not that you can tell the difference between summer and autumn in London lately, hello, weather?)
I love the Annie Hall style hats that are so popular at the moment and ditto clutch bags and snakeskin print. So a double win. Finally, I can't and won't choose between the super-expensive looking cuff and the stack of bracelets. No, I'm not being greedy. I've got two arms haven't I?
New Look really are delivering at the moment in terms of short, sharp fashion fixes. Any of these pieces would really update your wardrobe for autumn. The cuff is a steal at £8.99 and a simple and stylish way to add sparkle to your look. The hat costs a tenner and will instantly update (and protect your 'do). The desert boots are an unbelievable bargain as is the boxy blazer at £35. Pieces like this make New Look a must-visit when shopping online or on the high street.