So you’ve made your weekly shopping list. Eggs? Check. Milk? Check.
So you’ve made your weekly shopping list. Eggs? Check. Milk? Check. An on-trend tartan mini kilt..? Yes, this winter get ready to fill your trolley with fashion must-haves as you shop the season’s hottest clothing store: your local supermarket.
Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys have suddenly entered the fashion radar as they embrace key trends such as leather, tartan and midi-dresses. With many of these styles under £30, the supermarkets offer some great finds on a student budget. Move over, Primark!
Asda have long been supporters of Graduate Fashion Week, and this year they bring us collections from graduates Claire Acton and Chloe Horsfield.Acton’s range has a space-age feel, with pink metallic leggings (£12), an iridescent roll-neck dress (£18) and a geometric-print tee (£10) adding the cosmic touch. The must-have item, however, has to be this stunning green metallic crop jumper (£16), which looks fabulous, either with the range’s metallic skater skirt (£14) or with this season’s key midi shape.
Horsfield’s palette takes on a much more minimalist approach: think a black and grey boyfriend blazer (£9) over the sports-lux trend’s essential smart joggers (£8). If you’re after something a bit different, try her textured sleeve tunic (£9). The woven Aztec-inspired paneling creates a quirky edge to this overall minimal jumper.
This season, Asda’s own designers don’t disappoint either. If you’re after the perfect party outfit on a budget, then look no further. Why not try a glamourous tuxedo jacket (£18) over a fabulous metallic wrap skirt (£12)? Or go for gold in this stunning lace prom dress (£22).
Asda’s biggest rival also has a surprisingly gorgeous collection of partywear this winter. Tesco’s F&F range taps into the jumpsuit trend, with a black strapless version (£35) offering the perfect blank canvas to dress up with some fabulous bling. If you’re more of a dress girl then this funky purple chain-trimmed shift (£25) is a unique design you’ll want to wear again and again.
F&F’s real strength this season lies in its leather-look items. Whether it be some biker leggings (£14), a shift dress (£30) or this absolutely must-have burgundy midi (£25), Tesco have nailed this high-end trend without making it look cheap.
Sainsburys have enlisted the help of stylist extraordinaire, Gok Wan, to reinvent their clothing line, Tu. Gok offers some seriously sophisticated seperates, such as a lavish mandarin blouse (£22) and a textured burgundy circle skirt (£30). His pale pink embellished cuff jumper (£28), is on trend with its pastel shade and will be a cosy addition to your winter wardrobe.
Sainsburys, like Tesco, has embraced the leather trend and this midi skirt (£22) is a style steal. If you’re after a more laid-back look, then Tu has some fabulous knitwear on offer. Why not try a quirky scotty-dog print number(£20) on an on-trend monochrome check jumper(£22) to keep away the cold?
So next time you’re after a new look, why not try your local supermarket and save your pounds for partying. What could be better than that?