High Street vs. Online

Hey there fashion lovers!
My last post of the week is about the pro’s and con’s of high street shopping and online shopping. I’m not sure about you but I have a few problems with both methods of shopping and thought it would be a good idea to weigh up the options!

High Street Shopping
I love high street shopping. Being able to try on the clothes and feel the fabrics for yourself is great. High street shopping is also really social, I often browse the high streets with my best friends as we all ask each other if what we’re wearing actually looks good on us. To see the colours of the clothes, to feel the fabrics and to walk around in the shoes all makes high street shopping appeal to me. However, high street shopping does – definitely- have flaws. Those rainy days when you can’t be bothered to get out of bed but really need that outfit for an occasion? There’s a problem. Once your in the shop trying on the outfit it’s fine, but the struggle of getting there is tough. The people on the high streets nowadays seem to be rude and unpleasant with a horrible attitude – not a place I like to hang around in. Then you get the stupid rules like how many clothes you’re allowed to take into a changing room (read my post ‘Do you try before you buy?’for more http://madfashionlover.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/try-before-you-buy/ ). In my opinion the pro’s out weigh the con’s by far. Here are a few celebrities wearing great outfits all bought on the high street!
In this picture Lana Del Ray is rocking a dress and belt from Topshop.
Jessie J also seems to like shopping in Topshop, seen here wearing a cropped top from the Ashish collection.
Nicola Roberts is one stylish chic. It looks like she’s also been shopping in Topshop buying this lovely but expensive jacket and trousers combo (jacket, £140 and trousers £120).

Online Shopping
Online shopping has both its ups and downs. The ease of buying has to be the best thing about it. I can sit in the comfort of my own home, watching eastenders whilst browsing the ‘racks’ of Topshop, River Island and H&M. In minutes I can order a new dress, t-shirt, jacket, the list is endless! The common misconception is that once you buy an item, you can’t get a refund – FALSE! Make sure you do your research, read up on the terms and conditions because you will probably find that as long as you return it in a set amount of days you would be entitled to a refund! The most useful time to online shop – I find- is during the sales. The ease of use means that you will probably be able to find much better purchases online instead of having to scan the cluttered racks, looking for something in your size. However don’t be fooled, there are down sides to online shopping! For example, it’s so irritating if you have to send back something which isn’t quite your size, colour, cut, etc. Sending clothes back could ruin your plans to wear that new outfit for a special occasion or could simply annoy you so much that you never want to buy anything online again! Sending clothes back is the worst! Many celebrities love a bit of online shopping, here’s a few of my favourites:
Una Healy (from The Saturdays) is seen here wearing a studded shirt from Daisy Street. Check them out, they’re FAB and i’ve bought many a piece from them! http://www.daisystreet.co.uk/
Fearne Cotton also seems to be fond of a bit of Daisy Street as she’s seen here wearing a pair of leopard creepers!
Lastly, Carly Rae Jepsen is wearing a statement necklace from ASOS! Love it!

So I’m going to leave it to you to decide what you think is better! I want to know your preference so tweet me or drop a comment below simply stating what method of shopping you prefer! Tweet me @madfashionlover

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