If you are starting to see a change in your clothing shopping patterns you are not alone. The climate is weighing heavily on our minds. In addition to a general atmosphere of spending on worthy purchases mostly, many of them experiences…
So where does that leave us.. There seem to be two categories of clothing that are still attracting your wallet, perhaps even more than before, timeless daywear and hero pieces. (There is probably a growing space for ethically sourced brands, but we still need a little time..)
We’ve got our eye on the below eight fashion brands, that are creating exciting pieces in both these categories. Happy Shopping…
Attitude sold separately.. This brand, pronounced oar-sünd eye-riss is inspired by the impossibly effortless NY downtown IT girls. Their pieces are made for tall, willowy girls with plenty of attitude and a pinch of courage. Their cropped blazer this season, matched to biker shorts in the same fabric are on everyone’s wishlist.
The brand rose to fame around 2 years ago, with a bra-like top that was seen on almost every Instagram personality. It may have been a publicity stunt, which only put further pressure on them to churn out other great pieces, and that’s exactly what they did..
Well the name will make more sense when we explain that this is the creation of American fashion designer Rosie Assoulin. This independent label, which launched less than a month ago has a different direction with timeless pieces, mostly daywear, but carries that same exaggerated shape that made Rosie’s brand such a household name. The American brand, boasts some great white shirts and cotton bottoms to take you from meeting room to lunch affair in no time.
If we could choose one brand to wear all summer long it would be this one. Their lightweight summery dresses still oozing that all important sophistication that is missing at times. A husband and wife duo, each piece is made with love in Bali, Indonesia. Ethically sourced, and inspired by vintage markets and happy days in the sun. We’re sure this will be a favorite of yours too…
The not so casual, causals… This French brand, created by original blogging sensation Elin Kling, encapsulates everything we love about French dressing. That je ne sais quoi that you just can’t put your finger on. The pieces range from casual denim pieces for the woman in her mid thirties and beyond. The line of shoes, dresses and tops in reasonable prices will definitely keep you coming back for more.
We’ve got a serious obsession with the creations of Australian fashion designer Christopher Esber. It’s not very often that we find both great knit wear and tailoring in one place. You may have seen his button up (or down) knits on Instagram.. There is so much more to the collection, from a cut-out blazer to the perfect cocktail dress.
It’s not just your favorite bucket bag company any more! Mansur Gavriel have expanded to include a wider range of handbags, a shoe line and even clothing.. The good news is that it all looks like the Mansur Gavriel woman, sophisticated yet playful…. This season’s pleated bucket bag is certainly on our wishlist, in addition to their suede scrappy sandals, not to mention their daisy-infused sundresses….
If you are looking for glitz and glamour, look no further than Area. This New York based brand has dressed Michelle Obama amongst others. We’ve highlighted Michelle because she embodies both pizazz and class. Something evident in most Area pieces. Specializing in festive wear with miles and miles of diamanté threads, these pieces will be in your wardrobe for years to come.
If you’re a bit boho but always have problems finding high quality pieces then look no further. Italian brand Alanui specializes in some of the most colorful jacquard knits, all inspired by Native American culture. It’s true that their high quality is reflected in their prices, after all it takes 980 grams of cashmere and up to 11 hours to make a single sweater, the good news they are timeless so you can buy a few pieces per season!