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Designer Vs Highstreet: 5 key transitional pieces

Designer Vs Highstreet: 5 key transitional pieces

Christmas is long gone, I'm SOOOOO over the sales and it's all about the new season for me. However, I have had to refrain from buying embroidered floaty tops left right and centre because let's face facts: we've got a few more months of cold weather yet. Instead it's about transitional pieces that you can wear now layered up and then into the spring as the temperature rises. With this in mind I thought I would list 5 key transitional items and do a bit of a designer vs highstreet comparison.....

1 - Gucci backless loafer

These bloggers' favourites have been around for a few seasons and are not going anywhere. I admit I have been and tried them on a few times but can't justify that sort of money on shoes these days. There are lots of alternatives out there on the highstreet - I hear Primark even have them for £15!

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2 - The Chloe Nile Bag

Chloe have been setting street style outfits alight with this bracelet / saddle bag and of course it's not taken the high street long to follow suit. The bag can be carried by the round bracelet for more of a top handle style or via the longer strap for a casual cross body look.

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Above: Chloe, £1,190 Net-a-porter , Accessorize, £12.50


3- The Balmain Blazer

Another item on this list that's been around for a while: the Balmain Blazer. This is such a versatile piece as I would wear it over a really smart dress with heels or with ripped jeans and a t-shirt for a more casual affair. It can be worn under a big coat when it's really freezing and then flow through as an outerwear item in spring. if like me you can't afford the Balmain version the high street have got some FAB alternatives

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Above: Balmain, £1425, Prettylittlething, £30


4 - The Breton Top

In my humble opinion everyone should have a Breton top in their wardrobe. It's often a go to look for me paired with jeans. Pretty much every retailer has a version. Topshop have tried to mix things up a bit more this season with contrasting trims on the collar, and D&G have added a cocktail image to theirs. See below the Rag and Bone version vs French connection.

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5 - Chloe pussy bow top

This item is a great staple, whether it be worn with a pencil skirt to work or with jeans on a weekend for a lunchdate. Pop a cami underneath in the colder months and in spring just wear as a single layer. 

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Chloe, £1505 , French connection £25

What are you transitional staples? Are you more of a splurge on an investment piece or buy the highstreet dupe as it'll be out of season next year?

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