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High street fashion is fun, trendy and inexpensive. I believe that you don’t have to prove a point by being decked up in high end designer wear from head to toe. There is always an element of creativity and personal style when you mix and match. So what if you are wearing a Prada dre
High street fashion is fun, trendy and inexpensive. I believe that you don’t have to prove a point by being decked up in high end designer wear from head to toe. There is always an element of creativity and personal style when you mix and match.
So what if you are wearing a Prada dress with Ted Baker shoes or a Monisha Jaisingh dress with Alexander McQueen shoes, high street fashion can look great if you hit the perfect combination. It is more about stepping out with confidence than scoring with brand names.
Westfield London shopping centre is a solution to both freezing temperatures and unpredictable London rain
A day in Westfield
In a city like London, where it can suddenly rain even when the sun has been out all day, making plans to go shopping for high street fashion, say on Oxford Street or Kensington High, may collapse in a matter of minutes. Westfield London shopping centre is a solution to both freezing temperatures and unpredictable London rain. A 15 minute drive from Oxford Street, it boasts three floors of shopping for almost everything.
I was first introduced to the brand Lipsy at Top Shop, when they reinvented their image from being a midrange to a trendy, upmarket brand associated with super model Kate Moss. At Westfield, Lipsy has its own store that stocks great cocktail dresses for casual to dressy occasions. These well cut ensembles cost between 100 to 400 pounds.
At Westfield, Lipsy has its own store that stocks great cocktail dresses for casual to dressy occasions
All Saints is another store I like to spend time in. The clothes are a little more laid back and not so tight on the body. Very boho chic. Lot of leather and linen if you are in a mood for that sort of fashion. The flagship store for Ugg boots is at this mall. They set the trend for wool lined winter boots,
and have now become a huge brand. In this particular store, you can get a range of evening shoes besides these typical winter boots. Even though price ranges from 100 to 300 pounds, they are worth it, because they can last a lifetime. Marks Spencer is present on almost every street in London, but the good thing about shopping at the branch here is that the store holds your purchases until you finish your day at the mall.
Hall of Fraser has put together a good selection of clothes and accessories. From brands like Miss Selfridge and Ted Baker, you can choose clothes for casual occasions, for the beach, or even a black tie event. The shoe selection is also attractive. I once picked up a gold python high Caravela pair to die for!
Hall of Fraser has put together a good selection of clothes and accessories
Uniqlo is a great store to pick up sweat shirts, pullovers and coats in a variety of colours and styles. Value for money is guaranteed here. The mall does have some luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci, but I would rather buy that on Bond Street or Sloane Street when the weather is good.
More than shopping
The food court too is worth a visit, and is not the typical fast food that you find in other places. Tossed offers great salads and there is Yo Sushi if you are in a mood to tuck into Japanese. If you want to combine shopping with a movie, the mall has a multiplex theatre. One of my visits coincided with the premiere of Prince of Persia,
and it was a treat to see Hollywood stars walk the red carpet when I was least expecting it.