If you’re hoping to take your mind off the current state of the world and do some guilt-free shopping, you’re in luck! With serious markdowns on so many of our favourite designer collections, the luxury retailer, Farfetch, is the site to visit if you’re looking for some wardrobe updates as we come to the end of the summer and edge into autumn.
It’s not about how much you spend but how much you save…right? With discounts of up to 70% off select items, it’s the time of the year you can pick up designer pieces at a fraction of the original price. You’ll have to be quick to get the best bits, but don’t worry, we’re here to tell you which direction to head in.
Ganni ruched-detail mini dress
Creating an aesthetic that appeals to the sort of fashion-loving girl who takes trends and remixes them into her own singular wardrobe perfectly sums up Ganni. This year, Ganni’s Creative Director, Ditte Reffstrup, pointed to favourite details that have carried over from previous collections to fall 2020, like blown-up white pilgrim collars, bejewelled buttons on knitwear and dresses and Copenhagen-native floral prints.
We managed to suss out the bejewelled button swag in this light brown ruched-detail mini dress. Crafted from recycled materials, this stylish number features a round neck, long puffy sleeves and a concealed rear zip fastening.
The Vampire’s Wife Whole Lotta mini dress
Fashion insiders love The Vampire’s Wife whimsical, romantic dresses with a touch of Victorian glamour thrown into the mix. As the moniker suggests, there are Gothic overtones to co-founder, Susie Cave’s covered yet body-revealing dresses, though her overall aesthetic might better be described as hyperfeminine.
Hit the town for a night out in this chic floral-print mini dress and let the detailing like the shirred panels and ruffled hem do the talking! Rendered in luxurious 100% silk, the cinched waist and modest round-neck create a figure-flattering fit while the eye-grabbing hues project sexiness and self-confidence. We say go with a pulled back wet look hairstyle for a look that screams high street fashion.
Balmain belted tweed mini skirt
Merging cutting-edge design with opulent details, the French label Balmain is famed for a reason. It’s a well-loved brand because of designer Olivier Rousteing’s ability to understand a woman’s silhouette. Their pieces are both feminine and dangerous at the same time, and their famous embroidery techniques add to the luxurious feel of their pieces.
While Chanel tweed pieces will never go out of style, we have noticed a resurgence in this timeless look with Balmain’s belted tweed mini skirt in a monochrome tone. Opt for an oversized turtleneck if you’re looking for something a bit cosier and slip into a pair of boots for an edgy touch.
The Attico Lauren mini dress
Conceived to make “thrown together appear dressed up”, Attico is laidback elegance worth a thousand likes. Their designers, Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosi, love a bohemian spirit, a bit of drama and a languid vintage flair. They mixed all this up this season in a stylish blend, which has cool spontaneity and sensual sophistication in equal measure.
Add a bit of sass to the season’s sugary pastel shades with their Lauren tie-dye mini dress to find your sweet spot between prim and defiant. This whimsical, dreamy piece is cut from a vibrant tie-dye patterned crepe de chine into a flattering wrap silhouette with a plunging V-neckline. Complement the breezy leg-baring hem with a pair of sleek square-toe sandals.
Solace London Elina mini dress
With “timeless modernity and futurism” key to the aesthetic, the modern British label Solace London is loved for its sculptural silhouettes and effortless elegance. Industry veterans Laura Taylor and Ryan Holliday-Stevens like to create dynamic silhouettes that keep their garments simple, good quality and wearable so that they convey a feeling of luxury.
As enduring as it is alluring, their Elina LBD with an off-the-shoulder design and signature pouf sleeves just got promoted to the top of our shopping list. For inspiration on how to add some glamour to your LBD, slip into a glistening embellished pump and flaunt that cocktail ring. Bottom line: an LBD goes with everything; it may be little, but it sure packs a punch.
Rotate Adelina velvet playsuit
Hailing from the capital of Scandi-cool, Copenhagen-based label Rotate’s collection sees effortless silhouettes cut from luxurious materials and cinched with a dose of covetable Danish quirk. The brainchild of stylists and influencers, Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimars partnered with Birger Christensen to lovingly create the kind of outfits they’ve always dreamt of owning.
Forget prairie dresses and slip skirts, if you ask us, the best warm weather-ready trend we’ve seen all summer has got to be the playsuit. Playsuits of the past might’ve come in flimsy fabrics, so their Adeline playsuit in blush pink velvet definitely caught our attention. It’s the sort of piece that looks unbelievably effortless by adding ’70s sunnies, chunky sandals and a cross-body bag.
Reformation Cosmo printed top
Insta-chic and eco-friendly, Reformation has thoroughly infiltrated the It-girl crowd. This cult label’s CEO, Yael Aflalo, combines a searingly accurate gauge of what women desire: easy-to-wear pieces with ethically and sustainably sound manufacturing practices, where factory employees are eligible for health benefits, fabric scraps are down-cycled into insulation and no hazardous substances are used in products.
Their Cosmo printed top is giving us all the early 2000’s nostalgia feels. Go full aughts and pair this bad boy with some low-rise jeans, kitten heels and tiny sunnies. Not into low-rise? Try mom jeans, cute chunky sneakers and gold hoops.