17 CHAIN STORE HITS FOR SPRING
True style and chic have nothing to do with luxurious boutiques and a wallet full of money. One can totally look perfect having spent EUR 30 on a look. Chain stores, secondhands, vintage shops and flea markets are perfect for finding unique gems. Today I decided to make a review of what chain stores have to offer this season. Take a look what I found for you and let me know whether you’ve also fallen in love with those things! 😉
A Stradivarius floral shirt
It stole my heart not only with its beautiful colors, but also with its cut. Oversized cuffs are a total hit of the season. I’m going to wear it with a plain pencil dress and a wide golden belt in the waist that’ll totally take it to glamour land 😉 Such a cut will beautifully even the proportions of body type A :). Don’t hesitate, if you’re one! 😉
An H&M frilled shirt
An ultra womanly shirt. I see it accompanied by gold yet again. But not only gold. I’ll also add some red to the subtle violet that appears in the green that’s embroidered on the shirt. What would you say to red pants and a pink and red clutch? A total vertigo, right? To smooth things up a bit, I’d go for a silver belt. Oh, and a Pink Panther lipstick is a total must have here! 😉
A Q Other Stories golden top
Off shoulder and asymmetrical models are another must have of the spring and summer. All girls who like to accentuate the top of their figures should have them in their closets. Such a top is a great option for the day, to wear it with jeans or with colorful pants, but it’s also a perfect choice for Saturday (and not only) parties. What would you say to a gold total look, my star? Add a sequin skirt (like this one), mirror like stilettos, and voila!
Embroidered Zara jeans
I don’t get jeans that often, but I couldn’t resist this pair. White and beautiful, with amazingly girly embroideries. Perfect for a sunny spring day. They look great of a model combined with pink ankle boots. They can be teamed with plain (like pink or green) shirts, or, quite differently with patterned or floral ones. They’ll look great with a short trench, a cobalt one, for example.
Frilled Zara pants
Something for romantic girls, hippie and boho style fans. These pants are a total treasure, as they can clearly liven up every look. They’ll look best with crop tops and fitted blouses. Com-bine them with florals, nautical stripes and a wide brimmed hat 😉 There’s one condition, though – they’ll look good with long and thin legs. If your body type is an Y, I, H – then it’s a choice you should definitely consider! 😉
A frilled Reserved skirt
Red comes again, but this time in a more classic edition. This skirt could easily be counted as a basic. Being plain, it creates a nice outfit with many tops that you have in your closet. The frill at the bottom makes one’s waist seem a bit thinner, that’s why it’s a great option in you’re body type is an H or an I. You can also wear it to work, teamed with a white shirt and navy stilettos.
A striped Reserved dress
I’ve already mentioned colorful belts in my Shop Cheap Look Like a Million Dollars article. When I saw this dress in Reserved, I immediately thought that I have to show it here. It’s a totally perfect color, its style accentuates the body, and the length is interesting. All you need to do is add a red clutch, shiny stilettos, and a hat on the head, and we can conquer the world! 😉
A jackquard Zara dress
This dress looks as if it was much more expensive than it’s written on its tag. It’s a small piece of art that requires proper company. I’d reach for a bit of bottle green (shoes and earrings) and fuchsia (a purse and lips). An amazing cut for those of you who have beautiful legs and are not afraid to show them 😉 I’d say… body types Y, O, F, I, H, and X 😉
A red Mohito frilled dress
Spain, flamenco, smooth hair, big circle earrings… That’s an association this dress brings in me. It’s perfect for people of a Southern temperament, but not only. Its fiery character can be smoothed up by pastel ballerinas and a floral shopper bag. Regardless of what it’s teamed with, it’s great both for hot as well as for chilly days, when it can be worn underneath a coat.
A fuchsia Zara coat
I think I could never have too much of fuchsia. It’s so essential to me, just like black is to many people, so when I saw this coat for the first time, I immediately had a hundreds of ideas for it 😉 Above all, one can wear it during a rainy day, teamed with wellies. Yellow ones, for example. When it’s not raining, it can be worn with colorful dresses, and in the evening, when you want to opt for something more elegant – with shiny cigarette pants, stilettos, and a sequin blouse. You need to have it! 😉
A floral Bershka kimono
If I were to choose an item that’s most universal and most often worn by me in the summer, I’d say it’s a kimono (along with pareos and all kinds or light wraps). They’re great as a coat when it gets chilly, protect our shoulders from the sun while we’re at the beach, liven up the look when we’re in the street, and serve as a great bathrobe while at home. Kimonos are small and handy, they can easily be packed into a suitcase. This Bershka one looks as if it was from Japan, that’s why I’m going to wear it with a high bun and golden flip flops 😉
5. SHOES AND ACCESSORIES
Blue Zara mules with a bow
Mules? They’re not only seafood, but also totally fashionable shoes. They’re simply flaps, ofter closed-toed. Most usually flat ones, but they can also be encountered on a heel. And the heels are what I like about those mules from Zara. They aren’t too high, so I’ll be easily able to run around the city in them for a few hours. A 10 cm heel in flaps is quite of a risk, so they need to be perfectly comfortable so that we don’t break a leg. And these mules are totally reasonable 😉 Blue looks great accompanied by gold, fuchsia, red, and orange.
Sock like ankle boots from Zara
A meadow on your feet? Why not! It’s totally feasible in these ankle shoes 😉 They can be worn with plain pantsuits (red ones, for example… omg, I’m getting all dreamy…) or on a daily basis with short dresses, pegs, blouses, or with frilled pants that I’ve written about already. The heel is a bit thin, so it’ll look better on thin legs. If your legs and calfs are bigger, go for a more solid heel.
Satin Zara zirconia flaps
Combine business with pleasure 😉 Flaps are flat and totally comfy, they’ll be great as a part of an everyday look. One can wear them to do grocery shopping, and to a meeting with friends. They’re made of satin and embroidered with zirconias which makes them look totally glamour. Teamed with elegant pants and a shiny blouse they change the character and are great even for evening occasions. Especially the summer ones in a resort 😉
A round Mango feed bag
Rachel Zoe claims that if we were to get only one purse this year, it should be a feed bag (well, a basket will do as well). Well, if a role model says so, I have no choice but to run to Mango 😉 I like this color. It’s neutral, almost nude and matches a lot of items, without being boring at the same time. It can be easily livened up by combining it, for example, with an orange dress and golden earrings.
A pink and red Mango purse
If I were to buy two purses… It’s reach for this red and pink masterpiece. Such a color combination is a classic color-blocking, something that tigers like most 😉 It seems like a bit unreasonable investment, but nothing more wrong! You can wear it with plain items (navy, grey, white), with nautical stripes, florals (as long as one of the flowers matches your purse), with regular shirts and cigarette pants! I guarantee you – this purse will be your favorite item of the season 😉
Juicy Mango earrings
When it comes to jewelry, the Macademian era has finally reached us 😉 Big bracelets, huge earrings and colorful watches. I have a lot of these in my collection, but I can’t resist getting these juicy giants here 😉 They’re pure summer, aren’t they? Just combine them with a white embroidered dress, pink lips, golden sandals, and you’re ready 😉 If you spend time mainly in your hat and underneath an umbrella while you’re on the beach, they’ll look great teamed with your swimsuit and a pareo 😉