Budget Babe contributor Vanessa Williams Stevenson discovers a collection of effortless, on-trend clothes for the girl-on-the-go at the Fall 2013 preview hosted by Wallis, Topshop's stylish sister brand. —BB
by Vanessa Williams Stevenson
Yesterday evening Wallis, the UK based high-street brand, hosted a presentation of their Autumn/Winter 2013 collection at the Bryant Park Hotel in New York City. I had the opportunity to discuss the collection with senior head designer Sital Mehta, who made it clear that he had a real vision for this collection. His team focused on making the collection accessible, fit for current fashion, but not a slave to the trends. Effortless and appropriate for women of all ages and sizes and most importantly, beautiful. The tailoring and construction of the pieces is wonderful. The fits are so flattering and the prints and design are so appealing.
I absolutely love this collection. The pieces lend themselves to a get-up-and-go lifestyle. I appreciate how simple it makes getting dressed; there isn't too much fuss and you're guaranteed to look great and feel comfortable no matter which of the pieces you wear. The outerwear was a standout to me. My favorites were the printed black and gray coat and the black parka with faux fur collar. This collection makes it easy to stand out, in a good way, and to feel confident in what you'r wearing. You can incorporate any of these items into your wardrobe and dress the pieces up or down. The accessories in the collection were great too. I loved all of the shoes and jewelry.
The affordable collection with be available online starting in late August. Which of these pieces are on your list for the fall? —VWS