When you’re out shopping, how many of you always head to the same stores? I know I do. It’s easy to see why. You want to choose clothes that you know will fit, especially if you don’t have the time to be trying things on. You can go to five different stores and be a different size in each one which doesn’t exactly make life easy, and who has time to waste trying to decipher what size they might be. There are only a handful of places I head to now for clothes but it dawned on me that I could be missing out by staying in my shopping comfort zone.
Last year I remember seeing so much hype around Reserved launching on Oxford Street and several bloggers that I followed worked with the brand. I thought the clothes were really nice but I never really did anything about it. I don’t tend to go to London often which would mean I would need to buy online if I wanted to give them a go. We all know how hit and miss online shopping can be and I hate having to send things back.
I don’t know why but Reserved popped into my mind again, I must have seen something on social media. Anyway, I got a bit of money for my birthday so I thought I would treat myself. I don’t know if you remember but this year I’ve decided to try the Five Piece French Wardrobe where you can only buy five pieces each season. Make sure you check out my post for more info but this essentially means that my purchases should be more considered and I should end up with a wardrobe of clothes I love. Anyway, I have already bought my rainbow knit and a Levis t-shirt (although this t-shirt shouldn’t count as it’s a basic).
My style is always jeans and a t-shirt but I wanted to mix it up a bit and go for something slightly different that would still suit my style. I love the look of the sports luxe style trousers which look smart and feature a stripe down the outside.
I thought I would start off only buying two pieces because I wasn’t sure about fit. Obviously I always check the exact measurements before I order something, but you never quite know what the fit will be like. I chose Striped Trousers in size S and then went for the t-shirt with the heart motif in XS (no longer available).
I was actually surprised how affordable the items were. The trousers were only £19.99 and the t-shirt was just £5.99. I don’t think I’ve ever spent so little on an outfit so I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself.
The quality of the clothes is really high. I have always believed that you get what you pay for, so if an item of clothing has quite a low price tag then the quality will reflect that. In this case I was actually wrong. I’m really impressed and have been browsing the website for more finds. They pink trouser suit is to die for!