Budget buy is a new section where I will share my favourite picks when it comes to value for money. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it will always be really low priced. It can also be more expensive stuff, but with long lasting qualities that over time gives you much for the bucks.
The first budget find that I’m adding to basket comes in one of my all-time favourite colours olive green. A classic colour that never goes out of style. And it works all year round.
When spotting this long, thick overshirt at Zara I wasn’t sure about how good it actually was. To be honest it didn’t look that special on the hanger.
It was first when trying it on that it’s true powers became obvious.
A perfect companion for a more relaxed everyday look it can serve as a thin jacket as well as a shirt tunic. The corduroy gives it a more dressed down and countryside feeling that I like. But you can for sure wear it with more dressy shoes and accessories if you want. So it’s very versatile.
It also comes with two large pockets. An essential feature when your phone is basically an extension of yourself.
Since I’m really into the “supersize me” strategy I wanted it to be as long and voluminous as possible. So I went for the XL. I’m usually a size small.
The photos btw are taken at Eccleston Yards, a nice little shopping area in Fitzrovia, London. Small independent shops and restaurants in a lovely setting is always a winner in my world. Will for sure go back soon and take a closer look!
Overshirt, Zara, was £49.50, now £19.99. Ecru jeans, £55, Arket. Vintage Dr Martens boots. Boiled wool beanie, COS, out of stock now.
Some years ago, probably 2014 or 2015, I was scanning the market for wide leg trousers. Not flares, not palazzo. Just classic wide leg, high waist ones. At that time they where quite hard to find. So I was even more happy to come across these big checkered ones. White with dark blue pattern they have since been on my summer rotation list. As a true statement piece should, they set the tone for the whole outfit and you can just add a basic sweater, t-shirt or what I like the most, a simple, classic tank top.
Sandals, sneakers or high platforms works just as well. But in summer I mostly find my self opting for the open sandal. Free the feet, when you got the chance, right?
The tank top is also worth some attention here. When I got my first child I started to buy both baby basics and ditto for myself from French, classic label Petit Bateau. And up to this date I honestly havn’t found a better brand when it comes to quality basics at that price point. I still wear the tanks and t-shirts that I bought 10-15 years ago. Worth every penny and the fit also lasts!
Finally, the hand bag has also become the summer go-to work bag. It’s designed by Swedish Cecilia Eduards. Back when I had my Swedish design store her leather bags and accessories where some of our bestseller.
Her signature braided pattern in combination with the sculptural shapes makes up for the perfect mix of retro boho meets modern minimalism. It think you can tell from her designs that she’s also an architect. No fast fashion frills here. Just a classic line of beautiful, functional bags that she updates with new takes every year.
Made of high quality leather from classic Swedish Tännsjö Garveri it’s made to last and the patina it get’s over the years just makes it even more beautiful I think. So it’s a long-term investment that really pays of.