I’m not into the idea of dressing like everyone else, and I’m sure you feel the same way, right? It’s part of the reason I’ve developed some secret shopping techniques over the years. So outside of my usual go-tos (some of my favourite American brands are Diane von Furstenberg for bohemia, Cushnie et Ochs for bold cutout dresses, and ladylike pieces at Prabal Gurung), and when I’m not scouring your regular high-street stores for standout goods, these are the five (kind of top-secret) places I look to for super-specific reasons.
If I’m in the market for a vintage buy, I have certain tricks to find the best pieces. Or if I do want to hit up some affordable brands but not be seen in the exact same must-have as everyone else, I’ve discovered there are a few ways around it. Keep reading to see the five shopping secrets I’m willing to share…
Such a sumptuous shade of jade green.
Yes, the F21 site stocks other labels as well.
The perfect autumn blouse.
Ashley’s always got a choker to go with every one of her off-the-shoulder tops—you can buy leather cord on Amazon.
No one would ever guess where you found these.
So reasonable you could buy a couple and wear them stacked up.
Who doesn’t love initial jewellery?
So sweet, so ’60s.
No doubt about it: We’re getting the matching trousers.
Your new desk-to-dinner trousers.
So there you have it! Now check out the methods that clever fashion girls use to shop ASOS.
Opening Images: Rex/Courtesy of Ashley Madekwe