How do famous bloggers do it? Just as @songofstyle and @lydiaelisemillen ? They wear designer clothes and have that “voguesque” look about them. But can the normal everyday human like us create an outfit that looks like it could be in Vogue by just shopping on the High Street? Well HELL YESSS of course you can ! The highstreet may only have “fast fashion” items that are perfect for everyday but there’s always the opportunity to produce a “high end” look from even the cheapest of stores ! So here’s my guide to dressing like you’re in vogue without burning a hole in your pocket 😉 .
1) Pick Out A Unique Item
Pretty obvious I know but… When you pick up a magazine and look at the front cover, it’s very rare that you see the front page model in just a cute white blouse and some mom jeans… No no no, instead you see them wearing the weirdest of clothes that you wouldn’t even dream about wearing on the day to day basis ! (Unless you’re as weird as me hahaha 😉 ) That’s because high end fashion designers produce clothing that is a piece of artwork. They’re not practical for everyday but they look so beautiful as though they could be displayed in a museum (and yes, a lot of it does get displayed in museums!) So the trick is , if you want to look vogue, there has to be something unique, and unusual. It doesn’t have to look weird, but just something that it very out there and looks rather special! With the High Street, it can be difficult to find really unique items, so I always find the best way to find those special one of pieces are to either to go a charity shop or to concentrate on accessories!
I’ve talked about charity shops so much on this blog ! It’s probably a little much ! But I feel like I have every right to be obsessed ! They’re probably the cheapest place to find one off, out there pieces that no one else has ! God, yes you have to trawl through so much clothing but when you find that one item that is so special it’s definitely worth it ! Another great place is a “kilo sale,” where everything is sold by weight rather than per item. All the items are and picked vintage goods so you can be sure to get some AMAZING pieces ! A couple of my favourite blouses come from kilo sales so they’re definitely a place to go!
Since the highstreet is pretty standardised with all shops selling pretty similar items. I always find that a great way to get that “vogue” look is to have pretty bold accessories. Something I noticed whenever I picked up a vogue magazine is that they always use props in their photographs. Whether that be a hat, a crazy bag or very out there earrings. The accessories they use are always a stand out “one of a kind” piece. Luckily, you can find these kind of pieces all over the place now, because statement jewellery is really very in at the moment. You can definitely find some killer ones off depop, etsy, eBay and even high street shops such as H&M and Zara! So there’s no excuse for not accessorising 😉
When it comes to bags, sadly I’m a bit of a sucker for designers… (and I hate myself for it.. :/ ) Luckily, you can find some really beautiful and unique bags off eBay! If you read my blog post on #MENTALHEALTHAWARENESS you’ll know recognise the crochet bag that I’ve been wearing a lot recently. Well believe it or not, that was off eBay !! I never buy my bags off the highstreet! They’re either off eBay or depop or if I feel like splashing out a little more (which I really shouldn’t) I tend to buy off Vestiare Collective. So yesss… there are plenty of places to find that stand out handbag! 🙂
2) Look For Those Trend Pieces
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