One of my best kept secrets as a fashion editor is THE OUTNET. Ok, I may have told a *few* people about it by now and all my ‘fashion’ friends are fangirls with me, but I’m often still amazed when other friends aren't as familiar with it. I mean, how do they think I’m affording this wardrobe if not for THE OUTNET’s discounts?!
Seriously though, as I’m getting older and, like everyone these days, more aware of the impact my shopping habits are having on the world, I’ve started pledging to buy less and invest smarter. Not every brand I buy is perfectly sustainable yet, but if I can try to create less waste and buy better quality pieces that I cherish for longer, that’s a start in my eyes.
Shopping at THE OUTNET plays a huge part in this for me. Not only does it mean picking up amazing deals on designer labels whose quality can often be out of my price range normally, but you’re also encouraging less waste within the industry itself by backing a less strictly seasonal approach. If that means bagging that sold-out-everywhere Ganni dress I desperately wanted from last season, I’m perfectly ok with that.
There is a lot of choice on site (hardly a bad thing) and it can sometimes be daunting at first if you don’t have a direction in mind. My tips? I find it especially good for shopping investment basics like cashmere and denim, and also great dresses that never go out of style. A sure fire way to find the gems on offer is to head to the bestsellers edit and go from there— which is what I did when curating my current wish list below. Plus, there’s an extra 20% off the bestselling styles until Sunday!
Keep scrolling to see my top picks from the site right now, and how I’m looking forward to wearing them this spring. I’ll just be over here saving up while you read.
Shop My Wish List Now:
Ganni Ruffled Leopard-Print Plisse-Crepe Mini Dress (£76)
I've had my eye on this for a while. It'll be perfect with chunky sandals for spring but also boots when winter rolls round again.
Vince. Linen-Blend Trench Coat (£310)
Everyone needs a classic trench and this linen one would last me for years to come.
Ganni Shirred Checked Cotton and Silk-Blend Maxi Dress (£150)
I'd wear this check dress so much. That justifies it, right?
Acne Studios Log High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans (£118)
Are these the perfect light blue jeans? I think they just might be.
Veronica Beard Miller Dickey Double-Breasted Crepe Blazer (£271)
Pink everything for this spring please.
Zimmermann Sabotage Lace-Trimmed Flocked Tulle-Paneled Seersucker Mini Dress (£397)
After months in tracksuits I'll be using any excuse to wear a beautiful frothy dress like this this summer.
Iris & Ink Caryl Mélange Cashmere Sweater (£165)
Collared and cornflower blue = my dream spring knit.
Missoni Crochet-Knit Shirt (£369)
I'm looking forward to having a bit more fun with my wardrobe this season and crochet is one of the trends I plan on adding to my repertoire.
Zimmermann Pussy-Bow Floral-Print Cotton and Silk-Blend Maxi Dress (£518)
I can't get over how good this would be for a late summer wedding.
I've wanted a piece of this Rixo bandana print ever since it was first released. This is such a good 'jeans and a nice top' top.
Ganni Shirred Floral-Print Georgette Maxi Dress (£115)
This would also be a great wedding guest dress.
Adidas Originals Magmur Runner Sneakers (£59)
The perfect 'Dad' trainer to go with pretty dresses.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Tiered Floral-Print Broderie Anglaise Cotton Midi Dress (£318)
Perfect with sandals and a basket bag for a picnic in the park.
Proenza Schouler Printed Slub Cotton-Jersey Top (£140)
I'm still desperate for a Proenza Schouler tie-dye top and this one's a great transitional piece.
Ganni Bluebell High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans (£45)
I really enjoy a wide leg cropped jean and these creamy ones will be a nice update for spring.
Sam Edelman Judy Faux Snake-Effect Leather Slingback Sandals (£78)
We haven't worn heels in a while so I'll ease myself in with these for weddings and dinners out.
Tory Burch Belted Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress (£182)
I like how this feels like a casual day dress for the city, but it could also work for holidays (when they're back on).
Burberry Gathered Checked Cotton-Poplin Shorts (£134)
I'm calling it now, this summer is going to be all about shorts. Extra style points if they look like men's boxers, so these Burberry ones have gone straight to the top of my list.
Zimmermann Knotted Snake-Effect Leather Slingback Sandals (£159)
The ideal 'throw on with everything' sandal.
Anita Berisha 14-Karat Gold-Plated Pearl Choker (£162)
I'm into the idea of layering pearls with my gold necklaces this spring. I blame Harry Styles...
Zimmermann Zinnia Shirred Floral-Print Midi Dress (£420)
A show-stopping Zimmermann dress for half price. How can I resist?
Victoria Beckham Mélange Brushed Wool Sweater (£198)
Bright colours are everywhere this spring, I'd tie this over my shoulders when socialising outside on cooler evenings.
Iris & Ink Brooklyn Satin Midi Skirt (£95)
Silk skirts have become a wardrobe staple. They're just so versatile and work with a vest for summer and a knit for cooler days.
Zimmermann Bonita Frill Ruffled Bikini (£108)
OK, I may be getting ahead of myself but even if we can't go abroad this year I'll enjoy wearing this in the garden during heatwaves.
DKNY Mina Suede Ankle Boots (£104)
I'll pair these with floaty dresses for the pub or park.
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