At 35 years old I am not old. However my body is not the same as a twenty year old either. And this my friends is where the challenge of shopping occurs. High-street fashion; inspired clothing from designer runways and manufactured to the general public at affordable prices is manufactured to last a couple of seasons at most, depending how you take care of your clothing. Recently, I realized that these stores just aren't working for me anymore. And thus I am breaking up with you!
doesn't look too bad but several factors that contributed to a no-buy:
material, fit, and lengthStores such as:
- Top Shop
- Forever 21
For several reasons; fit, cut, and quality.
Typically one doesn't shop at the above for quality as these stores are designed to cater to the fashion conscious at affordable prices. However, in the past I was able to find decent pieces that worked into my wardrobe and will continue to shop for the basics. Basics like; accessories, jewelry, t-shirts, tops in general work. No more; dresses, pants, skirts, and jackets.
Stores that I can still shop at;
- Jacob (Canadian chain)
- Cassis (which recently closed, why? Loved that place)
- Club Monaco
- Joe Fresh (a hit & miss)
Although I am breaking up with the majority of high-street fashion stores I will continue to visit for "booty-call" because sometimes a girl just needs a little something dispensable.
Do you buy high-street?