School Gate Style : How to Tackle the High Street

| April 23, 2013 | 13 Comments



Any mum knows that motherhood is one of life’s busiest jobs. Between school runs, cooking meals, washing uniforms and entertaining little ones, there simply isn’t much time for browsing the shops at leisure; one needs to go where to go for what pre-shopping spree. Further, being a mum brings with it expenses, meaning that many are familiar with working with a budget when it comes to clothes.

When people think ‘shopping on the high street’, they think ‘cheaper than designer’; but when looking for bargains on the high street it is important to be aware of where to shop; simply avoiding designers doesn’t necessarily mean budget outfits. Take, for example, Topshop. The big boy of high street fashion has gotten gradually more and more expensive over the past few years, and what’s more, its clothes have gotten more and more high fashion, less and less stylish casual wear. Whilst good for party buys and treats, it might be a good idea to consider somewhere like H&M for more day-to-day outfits.

H&M offers stylish basics such as jeans, leggings, blouses and jackets for a much cheaper price than Topshop. Their adult range (they do teen too) is great for outfits that you want to pick the kids up in.

The next store I come to is one that many avoid more than the plague. On a Saturday afternoon the shop floor in this mega money saver is positively riotous. Cheap tops are flung and fought over, bags and shoes are littered across the floor, and the great shopping public start to resemble a pack of animals that have escaped from the zoo. Of course, I can only be talking about Primark. However, Luxe Models is a firm believer in the cheap fashion supplier, and is here to tell you that you can have a pleasant shopping trip at Primarni. The key is to pick the right time. A Monday morning after the school run is the perfect opportunity. The clothes from Primark are what they are: cheap but on trend. They may not last very long, but you can buy them in ample supply. Currently they have some fantastic maxi dresses and skirts as part of their range, which are easy to dress up and dress down.

For high street items that you want to last, it’s best to hit shops like Zara and Gap. Many of their items exude ‘timeless classic’, and they are of a quality that will last for years. So, there you have it, a little guide to the high street for all of your school gate style needs. When it comes to high street it’s all about maximising your money’s potential. If you want a dressy one-off outfit, Primark’s your gal, but if you want that perfect pair of jeans that you’ll wear to many a school run without wearing out the knees, Gap’s a better option. Think smart, and you can have a wonderful, on-trend wardrobe!



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  1. Liz Burton

    Sounds just like how I shop (when I drag myself out of the charity shops!). I consider myself WAAAY to old for Topshop now.

    Love H&M and Gap, but Primark is too much of a bun fight for me.
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  2. I would just like a personal shopper to come round all the shops with me. I feel like I’ve lost my way with fashion. I constantly wonder if things look too young on me or the opposite and I look like my mum! When did shopping for clothes get so complicated!? When I struggle I go to my default shopping habit and buy for the kids!
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  3. I hate the lack of civility but what bothers me with cheap clothes is the colours – they are too garsih to me. that extra bit of cash usually buys class too, not to mention longevity, one would hope! :)
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  4. I must admit I still love TopShop at 38 years old – sadly my waistline goes against me in there! Love the choices – especially that skirt!
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  5. Sim

    Ohhhh I really like the outfit in the image! If only I could pull that off for the summer – rocking the boho chick look would certainly help my prospects of snagging a new man :)
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  6. Emma

    Ahhh I remember the days when I had time to shop very fondly :-)
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  7. Jackie says:

    Great post and I really love the outfit, Keep it coming :)

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