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High-fashion designer trends are becoming increasingly accessible to the stylish masses thanks to the great British high street.

Now more than ever shops such as Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Jaeger, H&M, Monsoon, and Warehouse are offering fashion-forward pieces at affordable prices. This can only mean one thing, the playing field is leveling. No matter what your situation –   fantastic and individual looks are within reach.

For 2010, the designers have laid their cards on the table. In a stunning array of catwalk shows the looks were set for the autumn/winter season. All that remains to be seen is how you will translate them?

Will Louis Vuitton’s ‘50s ladylike innocence reign supreme? Or is 3.1 Phillip Lim’s ‘70s vibe what everyone will be channeling this winter?

The following 3 women have opened up their wardrobes to me so that I can find out just that…

Christa Bloom, 22, Writer

1) “Gothic”
Cape- Illustrated People
Pleather skirt- H&M
Tights- Accessorize
Boots- really cheap shoe shop!
Bag- Zara
Necklaces/bracelets- various

Worn to go shopping on Oxford St on a chilly day, cape is made from sweatshirt material so keeps it more casual against the chunky boots and lace-embroidered tights.

2) Evening maxi dress
Dress- vintage
Belt- Primark
Hairband- Topshop
Earrings- New Look
Platforms- New Look

Worn for a dinner at a fancy resturant, the platforms give me height to wear the dress and a 70s kick to it, but still feels very Gothic glam and thus more a/w.

3) Lace/shift/’60s-esque

Rabbit felt hat- vintage
Dress- Maya
Jacket- H&M
Fascinator worn as brooch- Chapau Claudette
Socks- New Look
Shoe boots- vintage
Bag- vintage

Dressing down the lace shift dress for a quiet evening at the pub with frilly socks and a camel trench- two of the seasons biggest trends. Hat and bag are more Mad Man-esque.

Christa’s style indicates a clear avoidance of just copying the trends set by designers, she informed me that she likes to minimise her time spent on the high-street so that she can hunt for one-off unique pieces off the beaten track.

Part 2 – See next post.

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