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8 September 10

DESIGNER vs. HIGHSTREET: Jeremy Scott



Jeremy Scott is one of my ultimate favourite designers. With his crazy styles and extravagent colours, each item is more like a piece of art than clothing. His clothes have been worn by quirky celebs such as Gwen Stefani, Katerina Graham, and of course Lady Gaga. Despite Jeremy Scott having somewhat cheaper price tags than other high end designers, they’re still a little too expensive for my student earnings! So I selected three of my favourite Jeremy Scott AW10 outfits and found replicas at high street prices:

Jeremy Scott

The first outfit I’ve chosen is the statement AW10 pattern: tattoo print. I’ve seen this all over the high street, and I think it’s a superb take-over from summer’s floral look. is a great casual AW10 look. This long sleeved 2in1 dress from Topshop is perfect for both day and night. Put on your aviator jacket with tights and ankle boots and you can hit the shops in style. Wear with these great thigh high boots and heavy smokey eyes and you’ve got the perfect look for a night on the town. If you want to swap it up a little, try wearing an LBD with this stunning tattoo print kimono. It just adds that little something extra to your outfit, and manages to look both sophisticated and sexy at the same time.

The second look is very typical Jeremy Scott - bold colours and a funky design. This is a hard outfit to copy on a high street budget, as it’s very “out there” and extravagant, so why not try wearing a long sleeve black top underneath a bold printed bandeau dress for that edgy, avant garde look? The dress is also a great item to own without the black top underneath, so you get two looks in one for an amazingly cheap price!

Finally, I’ve gone for an outfit that may seem a little risky. Underwear as outerwear was a great summer look, and I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to it just yet, which is why - to get that corseted top look - I’ve gone for this pretty floral bralet. Of course you’ll get a few funny looks, but teaming this item with the right pieces, and you’ll have people thinking “I wonder where she got her top from?”. These leather shorts are a great item to wear it with. Because of their high waist and flared bottoms, you won’t be baring too much flesh, and you definitely won’t look like a “lady of the night”. Put on some tights and thigh high boots, then pop on a cropped black blazer and you’ve got yourself a designer look for high street prices! If you want to add a splash of colour, pick out one of the colours in the bralet and opt for a blazer in the same colour. I’d personally go for pink, as that’s the colour that stands out the most. You could also try playing around with pink lipstick, however this might look a little too much pink, especially if you’re going for the blazer too. Remember fashion is fun, so play around with what makes you feel comfortable. If you don’t want to go out in what is technically just a bra, then wear a floral tee! Have fun with it, and you’ll look beautiful in whatever you wear.

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PRICE LIST:

OUTFIT 1. Tattoo 2in1 dress - £45 - Topshop
Twiggy kimono jacket - £45 - Topshop
Thigh leather boots - £120 - Topshop

OUTFIT 2. Long sleeve scoop neck tee - available in Primark for just £2!
Rise bandeau multi print dress - £35 - Dorothy Perkins

OUTFIT 3. Bouquet print bralet - £20 - Topshop
Leather zip shorts - £68 - Topshop

28 August 10

DESIGNER vs. HIGH STREET



The Burberry Prorsum AW10 collection is one of my favourites of this season. With a wearable and versatile lookbook, but hefty price tags, I decided to find these three looks for high street prices. Although you won’t be able to get the look exactly the same without purchasing from Burberry itself, the items I have chosen are great solid pieces for your very own AW10 wardrobe. Put your own stamp on the outfits by adding different jewellery, hair accessories, and bags.



The first outfit is a great casual AW10 look. Khaki is a great autumnal colour, and adding with black and leather gives it that edgy gothic vibe. Wearing a lace bralet underneath will make the outfit look a bit sexier, and also make it seem a little bit more unique. Buying the dress slightly oversized will show an acceptable amount of the bralet and give the outfit that little bit extra “umph”.

The military look is another great autumn trend, and Dorothy Perkins are doing it really well this season. The jacket in the second outfit has a strict design, however wearing it undone and with thigh-high boots makes it much more casual and wearable. If you’d prefer, you could buy a navy blazer with gold buttons as the Burberry model is wearing. These are available from most high street stores, or even in charity or vintage shops if you’d like something cheap. You can switch up buttons and add your own funky detail to make it more personal to you.

Last but not least; the fur. Fur coats are going to be everywhere for autumn and winter, but I’m really drawn to the ones Topshop have to offer. This gorgeous crop leopard print coat is the perfect winter warmer, and looks great with tights and these fur lined boots from New Look. Add an LBD underneath, and you’ve got yourself a sexy little evening outfit.

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PRICE LIST:

OUTFIT 1. Sheepskin flying jacket - £55 - Topshop
Crop top corded lace bralet - £16 - Topshop
Whistles Larina deconstructed dress in khaki - £65 - John Lewis
Thigh leather boots - £120 - Topshop

OUTFIT 2. Denim military jacket - £45 - Dorothy Perkins
Navy military satin shirt - £28 - Dorothy Perkins
Black 10D sheer tights - £5 - Dorothy Perkins

OUTFIT 3. Crop faux fur leopard coat - £85 - Topshop
Black ruched vest dress - £7 or 2 for £12 - Dorothy Perkins
Buckle fur line boots - £35 - New Look

Themed by Olivia. Originally by Josh