It’s a dream of many… getting €1500 in your hands and someone saying “go buy some new clothes”. But dreams won’t be the main subject of this article. The question we asked ourselves was: which fw17 clothing would we buy this season with “only” €1500. We aren’t allowed to spend more. Consuming less will be rewarded with a pat on the back and the usual high five. On top there’s one extra criterion: we’re allowed to only buy maximum 5 pieces at a chainstore. Also, this is it. We can combine the pieces we’ve chosen with stuff we already have. But till the end of January, all wallets remain closed.
Let’s see which wise and forward-looking decisions our fashion editors have made…
If my €1500 dream ever did come true, I would spend it on designer items only. To be frankly honest, I had no desire at all to visit any high-street stores during this quest. Simply because I visit them quite often. Instead, I opted for my top fall garments I was dying to have in my wardrobe. Making a final selection was not an easy task because designer items for men can be super expensive. Not to forget the couture brands who sell overpriced basics. Did they forget we can find those anywhere else at a much cheaper price? Anyway, I successfully found my way and scored timeless pieces that perfectly match my style and personality.
Total amount: €1.430
Honestly, when I started my search I had no idea whether I actually spend more or less than 1500€ per season. And I must admit, probably more since my wardrobe is some kind of investment. I don’t really buy loads of clothes but I have a weak spot for brands such as Balenciaga. Anyway, I think I managed quite well. Really took my time to reflect on what I have, what I “need”, what I would actually wear and how I’d combine things. The result looks pretty wearable and very me.
Dries Van Noten glitter ankle boots – €516 / Weekday Flee trousers €50 / Vetements T-shirt – €150 / Newcool sweatshirt from Ader Error – €159 / Nike Air Max Cobblestone – €180 / Champion x Wood Wood T-shirt €60 / Levi’s 501 skinny pop rock – €119,95 / Pearl jumper from American Vintage – €145 / Weekday black Naomie coat – €80 / Weekday Orbit scarf – €30
Total amount: €1489,95
One thing you should know about my shopping list, is that I actually made some rules for myself. I forbade myself to buy any new coats or jackets this coming fall. That’s because I own a ridiculously big collection of coats and jackets. Since we’re all about investing in high quality garments and keeping things for longer than just one season, I invented this self imposed rule. That being said, let’s dive right into it!
First thing I noticed was that I’m gravitating towards anything red this season. Probably because red was a major trend on the menswear runways for fw17. Another thing I fell for are statement socks and designer sweaters. Now can anyone please write me a check of 1.500 euros, so I can actually buy these clothes?
Levi’s 501 original fit – €55 / Neighborhood T-shirt red – €80 / Neighborhood T-shirt black – €80 / Nike Air Max 95 black – €169,95 / GCDS Oversized Logo Jumper – €324 / Stella McCartney Members Print Jumper – €455 / Flaneur dark green hood – €60 / Vetements x Reebok Socks – €80 / GCDS Logo Socks – €26 / Weekday Steal Cap Black – €15 / Levi’s 501 Dark – €89,95 / AMI T-shirt – €85
Total amount: €1.519,95
Total amount: €1Photo credits: Ader Error, American Vintage, Barneys New York, Farfetch, Levi’s, Luisaviaroma, Matchesfashion, Matte Perle, Mr. Porter, Mytheresa, SSENSE, Weekday, Zalando