This Is Where I Find the Most Expensive-Looking High-Street Pieces

If you're one of the 259,000 people who follow Marianne Smyth of SmythSisters, you will already be aware of the fact that the influencer has impeccable style. Often seen in outfits that contain a mixture of tailored trousers, straight-leg jeans and effortless midi dresses, Marianne has minimalist style down to an art form. Her aesthetic is sleek yet elevated, and therefore it would be very reasonable to assume much of her closet is filled with designer brands. Surprisingly, though, many of Marianne's best looks come directly from the high street. 

Whether it be a timeless black midi dress from & Other Stories or a classic linen button-down courtesy of Mango, Marianne has a talent for spotting the most expensive-looking high-street staples. With this in mind, I decided to ask the influencer for a few tips on shopping the high street to ensure you come away with the most elevated-looking essentials. 

Of course, her advice did not disappoint. "Less is definitely more when it comes to picking clothes on the high street," Marianne explained. "I’ve learned over the years that I tire of loud prints. The high-street clothes that I do have for years are those items of earthy colour tones. That’s not to say that I don’t like colour, I do, and the key is to make sure the item you choose has a simple silhouette, a piece that can slot in with the rest of your wardrobe with minimal effort required." 

Marianne continued, "I’m definitely a chuck-on-a-pair-of-jeans-and-a-tee kind of girl, so I like to make sure my basics are of good quality. You can’t go wrong with a linen tee and a pair of Levi’s 501 jeans. If you stick to capsule wardrobe pieces on the high street, your options are endless." 

So there you have it, opt for clean lines, simple silhouettes and earthy colours, and you too could have the elevated, minimalist wardrobe others dream of. Keep scrolling to shop some of Marianne's best high-street looks. 

Shop Marianne's minimalist looks: 

Style Notes: Pairing by two Arket staples in the same shade together, Marianne creates a tonal look that is sleek and elevated. 

Style Notes: There are few things as timeless as a beige trench coat and black tailored trousers. Here Marianne updates the look with the addition of Havaianas flip flops. 

Style Notes: Linen shirts are a hallmark of Marianne's wardrobe. Pairing the item with denim shorts and sandals creates the ultimate effortless summer ensemble. 

Style Notes: The Little Black Dress is given a modern update here through the use of an interesting open back silhouette. 

Style Notes: Another linen shirt, this time in lemon yellow to add a pop of colour to an otherwise minimalist look. 

Style Notes: A white midi dress is one of those timeless summer staples. Pair with flat sandals for an easy minimalist outfit formula. 

Style Notes: You can't really go wrong with a plain black midi dress. And Weekday's iteration, in particular, is an easy go-to wardrobe staple. 

Style Notes: Finding the perfect pair of vintage jeans is no easy feat. Luckily, Topshop's straight leg mid-wash dad jeans offer a vintage feel. 

Next up, the biggest S/S 20 fashion trends you need to know. 

Opening Image: @smythsisters

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