Today I'm going to be talking about a few pieces I've been recently styling for Zalando. Zalando is a very interesting online e-commerce site that hosts an incredible number of brands on their site.
They have garnered a fierce reputation in the industry thanks to their fiercely competitive returns policy. (100 day return policy for unworn items).
According to WIKI at least 50% of their goods get returned as a result yet still they manage to not only survive, but thrive since their inception into the UK market in 2011.
Enough background, let’s talk shop.
LOOK NUMBER ONE: Street Casual
I've been needing to refresh the casual side of my wardrobe. This Columbia hooded zip is 100% fleece-polyester with a herringbone weave. It has a wonderful texture to it and a marl-fleck that makes it stand out. Currently on sale at £71.99.
I've paired the fleece hoody with these awesome O'Neill winter boots. Pairing the grey hoody with a few hues of grey and black to bookend the look. (Let’s not mention a few grey hairs shall we?). The boots have a real sporty-snowboarder look, a reinforced heel for that secure step. Importantly they're padded and flexible providing great comfort. Currently on sale £99.99
Lastly I'm finishing the look with some Pepe Slim fit jeans. Perfect for my casual style, with a hint of elastane which gives it a little stretch in the right places. Evenly priced at £79.99
LOOK NUMBER TWO: Smart Casual
Whilst look number one is the more street/sporty look. This is more smart/casual. Again I've opted for the same Pepe Jeans slim fit that you saw in look one. You can't go wrong with a simple dark denim. Straight, no fuss no thrills. The way a jean should be.
The textured jumper is made from acrylic by a brand called Mennace. I like the feel of this jumper, I like the fit. The elasticated waist band helps neaten the look. I also like the price point, reduced to £33.14.
I know that white trainers are going to be high maintenance in the rainy season here in London, but these Puma sneakers just look the business and a great contrast to the dark denim. I'll wear these trainers into the ground. A decent price at £79.99. I'd expect to pay to that for branded sneakers.
Lastly, how about this Pier One Trench Coat, only £69.99. I love the smart look, the details, the contrast amber-buttons. I know you can't beat a Burberry trench coat which this is clearly looking to replicate. But I'm paying Burberry prices and I'm still turning heads.