I don't judge people on the labels in their clothes - if the clothes look good, go for it. But I echo what others have said - you might have to look harder to find good tailoring, and you may well see lots of other people wearing the same clothes as you. Which isn't necessarily a problem.
No, I was just wondering. I don't wear either (believe Next to be the work of the devil, sorry anyone who wears it), but had heard some discussion around this as someone I know wears the above, but is wanting to become Power Woman in the City or somewhere similar. IMO: dress for the job you want, not the job you have, and presumably Power Women in the City don't wear George from Asda.
True, but also for the first time ever I am finding it hard to dress at work. I have so little disposable income and am surrounded by those with lots, plus I am their manager, so I should look better than them. With less time and less money.
I have a capsule wardrobe and plan all purchases carefully, I buy good clothes and accessorise them, but STILL I am working with people who have £600 handbags and are under me, iyswim. I am struggling to dress for the job I have, never mind the job I want. It is tiresome, I tell you.
It's more my budget that is tiresome, than having to dress for work, because it isn't a corporate suiting and booting type place. I still get to dress for myself, as do all my colleagues. If anything, sometimes I feel envious of city types, I think it must be a bit easier.
eBay. I am acquiring good tailoring for prices less than the high street. Eg Joseph jacket £10. Yes it is a gamble and you need to get an idea of what the sizings are like. I usually ask for the measurements to be on the safe side.
I would not judge, but I think clothes from Next and supermarkets and very disposable most of the time; they are never going to be long lasting classics that you can get from places just a bit more expensive such as Zara and Warehouse.
Some people think Zara is expensive for some reason, and they do do some higher priced stuff. But, most of it is of much better cut than Next + supermarkets, and only literlly a few pounds more (and sometimes less!)
I think if you can do that Gok thing where you choose 3 matching colours, and buy lots of mix and match things in these colours. It seems to work out very economical, and with all your clothes matching, you can create a good look each time.