Hello! Now, I don’t claim to be an expert of fashion – it took me years to get on board the jeggings train and now I’m on it I refuse to get off. However, in my old age I am beginning to see the importance of investment pieces. But what do I mean about investment pieces? I mean items of clothing that can be styled up and down, have the quality to last, but can be re-sold later on. I have been having a cheeky look on the Avenue 32 website as to what items I could potentially invest in. One brand that I kept clicking back to look on again and again was JW Anderson.
JW Anderson is a new brand to me although I’m not sure how it has managed to escape my attention for so long. Launched in 2008 originally with a men’s collection, he gained popularity; so much so there were calls for a women’s collection. This followed in 2010, which quickly attracted “critical and commercial success”. Since February 2011, his collection has been shown every season at London Fashion Week.
I was instantly drawn to the Grey Anchor Logo Sweatshirt. Maybe it’s the emo inside me that is drawn to the anchor. Maybe it’s the emo inside me that is drawn to the grey. Maybe it’s both. I just like it. I think this has to be my favourite item from the trio as it can be worn dressed down with some jeans (or jeggings in my case), or even layered over a dress for quirky, yet comfortable evening wear.
Another item I was drawn to was the Multi Jacquard Sunray Skirt. It’s so colourful, swishy and most importantly, long enough to hide my camel toe and thunder thighs. Such a shame it can’t hide my unshaven legs! Once again, it can be dressed up with a fancy shirt or dressed down with a simple t-shirt for casual day time. I’m sure in the summer some of you fashionistas can pair it with a crop top of some sort…
An item guaranteed to keep you warm yet stylish this winter is the Multi Raised Stripe Jumper. Crafted from a soft wool blend, the breton stripes will ensure you stay on point even through to summer.. let’s face it, we don’t have much of a summer in England!
Out of all of the three items here, it’s the jumper that I want most of all… *hovers cursor over add to bag*