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New from H&M: nude, black and lace

When I was on my highstreet hunt for winter boots I also quickly checked out the stock in my favourite H&M at Regent Street. I try to avoid it as much as I can as there’s a bit too much buy-and-throw-away-in-a-few-months tackiness about their clothes.

But H&M is amazing if you’re after cheap wardrobe basics  with a modern and edgy twist – especially if you stick to natural materials like cotton and viscose.

I ended up with this basic cotton sweater/top, I love the slouchy shape and the nude colour. Comes in MANY other colours. £ 7.99

Up second is this long black skirt in 100% soft viscose. It’s soooo comfy, it’s like the tracksuit of skirts. Perfect for lazy weekends at home but also looks pretty classy with a pair of wedge boots. I haven’t washed it yet, so don’t know how well it holds up (cheapo viscose is risky business). £ 12.99.

And here they are, hand in hand:

H&M do some pretty great tights and leggings as well. Bought this pair of lace leggings. They are soft and stretchy and have a nice wide waistband. £ 9.99.

Second-hand find: D&G leopard print skirt

Photo: Mette Bassett

Min veninde knækkede næsten sammen af grin, da jeg for et par år siden stædigt valgte at betale 12 pund og gå ud af Oxfam-genbrugsbutikken v. Notting Hill Gate (guide på vej) med den her Dolce & Gabbana nederdel. Så grim var den åbenbart. Hvad kan jeg sige, jeg har haft en kærlighedsaffære med dyreprint lige siden gymnasietiden, og det er det eneste mønster, jeg aldrig bliver helt træt af.

Og nu er længere kjoler jo lissom kommet tilbage, så min kiksethed måtte være aftaget, tænkte jeg, og jeg besluttede mig derfor for at afprøve D&G’en i weekenden. Jeg synes faktisk at den holder, så den skal nok finde vej ud på gaden igen. Den der ler sidst, ler bedst…

English: My friend couldn’t stop laughing when I decided to spend 12 pounds on this leopard print Dolce & Gabbana skirt in the brilliant Oxfam at Notting Hill Gate (guide to come). She thought it was the ugliest skirt ever, but I was so drawn to the animal print, I just had to buy it. Plus I had a feeling long skirts would be back in fashion soon.

Fast forward a couple of years and here we are, surrounded by long skirts and maxi-dresses. So I decided it was time to take D&G for a walk in the sun, and you know what, I actually think it looks ok. Maybe it should be a bit longer, but it’s so comfy and the bright pattern puts me in a good mood. So I’m glad I trusted my instinct.


Photo: Sam Bassett