And, while I've softened it with the blouse, pointelle tights and Mary Janes, on the next person it could easily work this season's fetish trend. The addition of a cape turns leather into ladylike. A pale grey wool, it's a steal at £65 from Benetton. As a cheap styling trick, use an...

Do you hit the high street hard on pay day? Can you sift the slickest from the sickest on a bulging bargain rail and write about it? Well, you're just what we're looking for. We're on the hunt for two fashion reporters to cover the ins and outs of High Street Fashion Week this September 5th...

As ELLE's brief was to style a week in my wardrobe from the high street's autumn/winter collections, you can see my choices day by day, starting with this floral-print dress by River Island. Thanks to Miu Miu, 1940s-style dresses with beautiful flower prints are big this season, with River...

Window shop - at night it is more breezy to walk along the different shops Bonifacio High Street has to offer. I like spending some minutes in Make Room and Havaianas to try on the latest flip flops. Muji also recently opened which could also fancy you for 30 minutes or so. 4. Bookworms...

Fashion fans without a budget for the big brands, consider this your lucky day. For the third year in a row, High Street Fashion is hitting the streets of London running with five days of fashion-filled fun and fabulousness. And as the captial's legendary Oxford Street prepares for a week...

The existence of high-street copies of pricier designer items has ultimately become the deciding factor as to whether we're buying something or not. Any which way you look at it – maybe you refuse to buy something that has been imitated by Zara, or perhaps you only want the inexpensive copy...

The addition of the printed silk top by Maeve at Anthropologie makes this a good look for work – it's smart yet stylish. Plus, you can team the top with pencil skirts and jeans, too. I love Anthropologie – rather like Urban Outfitters for grown-ups, it offers a classic-with-a-twist mix of...

Wool cape, £229, by 2nd Day Wool jumper, £24.90, by Uniqlo Leather and viscose skirt, £159.95, by Gap Nylon and elastane tights, £4.99, by New Look Cotton-mix bag, now £17,50 (down from £35), by Therapy at House of Fraser

Because, at £299 (eek!), it is an investment. But, bear in mind, the cardigan is exquisitely made (in wool, silk and cashmere). And the antique-y lace panels easily make it designer quality. It's a classic piece that will stand the test of time, while complementing everything from blouses...

What's not to love about a designer/high-street collaboration? It brings a luxury label into the realms of affordability, which is a good thing. So, today, let me talk about the shoes instead. Before I begin, I have to confess, I've never really thought of myself as a high-heeled kind of...

 

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