There are lots of things I’m lusting for summer, lace-up gladiator sandals, crochet detailed dresses, contrasting candy-coloured arm candy, as well as retro-inspired denim midi’s, floaty tops with lace-up details, suede coats, lace panelled tops and floaty maxi dresses, you’ve guessed it, I’m obsessing over everything Chloé.
There is something about Chloé that just makes me swoon, want to skip out on my mortgage payment and blow my wages on designer gear. I like other designer labels, I even love some, but I don’t lust over them as much as I do Chloé. I was obsessed during Phoebe Philo’s reign and it seems my love is growing deeper now that Clare Waight Keller is at the helm, her retro-inspired bohemian spirit is infectious. I can’t be the only one wanting to be a Chloé girl, can I?
There is one small snag, OK not so small, the designer price tag associated with everything Chloé, we are taking around £1,000 for the gorgeous Chloé Drew bag, which is right at the top of my wishlist, and even a silk crepe tank is going to set you back around £400, so if like me your bank manager wouldn’t be happy if you skipped out on your bills I’ve put together some great alternatives on the highstreet – so you too can get the Chloé look for less.
Look One: That Crochet/Lace Dress
I have seen a number of great dupes for this festival-ready dress, H&M have it in a red and cream but it is a little more expensive, and this one for Mango is the perfect colour, plus it will only set you back £44.99.
Look Two: Those Gladiator Knee-High Flat Sandals
These gladiator flats have festival written all over them, they are just cool, team them with frayed denim shorts or a mini button denim skirt and you will be so summer ready. Just be prepared for some distinct tan marks if you wear in the sun!!! There are loads on the high street but these ones at New Look for £34.99 are my favourites as I love that darker tan colour.
Look Three: All About Suede
On the catwalk Chloé offered denim, tailored and suede high-waisted shorts, all of them dreamy, perfectly summery, and the high street really has taken to the suede style, everyone from Warehouse to New Look, Asos and Primark have them, but I think these Topshop ones are perfection, plus it also comes with a matching suede jacket – so very Chloé.