Beyond Fast Fashion

Don't get us wrong, we all know and love fast fashion brands and in fact, centers around the concept!   Brands such as Zara and H&M, let those skeptical of runway trends, flirt with them without breaking the bank.  It can be tough in today's economy to afford top designer goods, but there is a whole wonderful fashion land of incredible brands out there we think you should know. Think of this as a high value shopping list that is guaranteed to be worth the coin.

Elizabeth and James

Elizabeth and James DressShop dress

Elizabeth and James vestShop fringe vest

Elizabeth and James JumpsuitShop black jumpsuit

We promise we don't just love this brand because of their co-founders Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, although we'd be lying if we didn't admit that is why we paid so much attention to it's establishment in 2007.  If you find yourself struggling to embrace your true style identity, Elizabeth and James is the perfect label for you. It offers the perfect mix of cool and classy, and masculine and feminine.  The pieces to shop above are visibly well constructed and classic with trendy aspects. The brand's ability to promote fashion-forward looks, while still keeping a classic element, prove each item is an investment. 


Vince Cargo PantsShop cargo pants

Vince Silk TankShop silk tank

Vince Suede BootsShop suede boots

Since we got on board the classic train, it wouldn't be right to get off without mentioning a brand at the helm of refined basics at reasonable prices. Vince designs it's pieces with the mentality each one could be worn everyday.  The brilliant simplicity puts the focus on the woman wearing it, who can't help but emphasize timeless beauty.  With their collections, you aren't just limited to clothing, as they expand to shoes and handbags as well. As you can see above, these items are anything but boring and these staples are ideal for mixing with trendy items.


Maje Mini SkirtShop mini skirt

Maje printed dressShop print dress

Maje Lace topShop lace top

These must-have brands aren't all about the basics.  Maje offers a romantic option with a touch of bohemian flare. Different construction and a wider price range than the other two, one is challenged to find something they don't have to have from the collection. Whether you choose a pleated mini skirt or printed ruffle dress, these looks will guarantee you will stand out amongst the crowd.  Identifying as both, understated and bold, you can be fashionable without appearing to try too hard.  Now shop these items and show off the runway style!

Will you expand your fashion horizons and add these brands to your outfit repetoire?  Tell us in the comments!


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