photos by Daniel Dykes
When people ask me if in order to be “fashionable” you have to wear (only) expensive clothing i always say NO. Of course I think shoes, bags or coats are a really good investment, but don’t forget that style isn’t about luxury brands. It is someone’s ability to mix things, to make even a 5euro t-shirt look expensive. If speaking about affordable brands, my favorite one is Zara. Though I really love COS, I wouldn’t count it, because I don’t think 100euro sweaters are something every person can get. Back to Zara, they produce wonderful basic pieces like simple shirts and jumpers, jeans or one tone T-shirts. The good think about them is that you can’t say what is the brand, in comparison to the obvious copies of Givenchy or Isabel Marant.
This embroidered skirt is one of the very few “inspired things” I’ve bought. Honestly, it was my choice not because it looks like the pieces from Balmain autumn-winter 2012/2013 collection, but because I really liked it. It’s well done and the velvet is very thick.
What do you guys think about it? Do you ever buy inspired pieces from Zara?
I was wearing:
Zara sweater and skirt
Dolce and Gabbana coat
Celine box bag
Jimmy Choo boots