Marni? Nope: H&M.
Few feelings are as delicious as the satisfaction one derives from the Fast-Fashion Fake-Out. The trick to a successful FFF is to wear the cheapie interloper—mine come from H&M, Zara, Target, Gap, or Uniqlo—with expensive things. Specifically, designer shoes and very good knits; they cast a high-end aura that distracts from something with a $39.99 price tag. A bit of forethought helps, too. I’ve got Karl Lagerfeld for H&M pieces that I still wear—and love—and I’ll be stashing items from Matthew Williamson‘s collection when it comes out next month in my closet for future FFF moments. (Particularly the boyish little Yves Klein blue suit. Pieces to be worn separately.) Have you received compliments on your creative combinations? Was it FFF bliss? Tell us your tips for pulling it off—and about your most shining FFF moments.
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