Dress, Asos. (Petite sizes also available.) Boots, Stuart Weitzman. (Cheaper version here.)
I’m not into the whole designer collaborations with mainstream brands thing.
Maybe that makes me a bit of a snob, but it just doesn’t make sense to me that you’d want to own something so identifiable. Even if I’m buying a designer piece, I want it to be timeless so I can enjoy it for a long time without it looking dated or cheesy.
But why am I talking about this?
Because, I’m not going to lie, I bought this $90 dress from ASOS because its details reminded me of Balmain. I couldn’t understand why people were shelling out $500+ for pieces from the Balmain x H&M collection. (Even if you put a different label on it, it’s still an H&M dress with H&M quality.)
However, an ASOS dress with a Balmain aesthetic for an ASOS price? That I can go for.
First of all, the dress is a sweater dress and is actually super warm. We’ve been having awkward weather in New York where it’s too hot to wear a coat, but too cold for short sleeves so cozy sweaters are ideal.
Second, the dress’ studded details are super unique and flattering. Their positioning gives the illusion of an hourglass shape. Also, they’re high quality and look metallic rather than plastic-y. When I first put on the dress my friend said, “Wow! That dress looks really expensive”—which is always a good sign!
Have a fantastic week! If you’re not already, be sure to keep up with my adventures on Instagram.