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Sunday 15 July 2018

Top picks from The-Bias-Cut Sale: Part 1

White Mimi t-shirt with pink fronds worn with fuchsia shorts and statement earrings

One of the most thrilling experiences I've had as a blogger was when I was invited to a professional shoot a few months ago for The-Bias-Cut.com. So I was delighted when Jacynth contacted me to see if I'd like to choose some pieces from the sale and style them at home.

If you haven't discovered this site, you're in for a treat. Jacynth created The Bias Cut (what a clever name) when she realised her mother couldn't find anything she liked in the shops. It would be wrong to describe the Bias Cut as a site for the middle-aged because many of the pieces could equally be worn by a 20-something. But in terms of cut and quality, the clothes suit everyone, and are ideally suited to the over 40s because we still want fashion but we don't want to look the same as everyone else.

The quality of the clothes is amazing and they make you feel special when you wear them.

A t-shirt is always a good buy provided they're not in a design that will immediately date them as 2018  (t-shirts with slogans in French for example). The Mimi t-shirt featuring fuchsia pink fronds (and also available in turquoise) has embroidered ferns.

Keeping cool in the heatwave in pink shorts and a white and pink shirt by Fabienne Chapot

I added some matching shorts (old), a new pair of Accessorize sandals and pink statement earrings from Mango.

I've long been looking for a classic but contemporary poplin shirt that can be worn both casually and to work. The Bias Cut has some great designs and I chose the Gibson and Birkbeck artichoke design, now reduced to £65. It's beautifully cut, and, the sign of a good shirt, the buttons are covered by a placket. I styled this two ways, firstly casual, with my M&S shorts and Adidas Originals Stan Smiths.

Turn heads with this distinctive white shirt decorated with artichokes from The-Bias-Cut,com

Artichoke poplin shirt by Gibson & Birkbeck from The-Bias-Cut.com worn with white knee-length shorts and Adidas Stan Smith originals.

Then I changed the shorts for a green skirt. This one came from Sainsbury's and was last seen here. I love mixing up different finds from high-end stores, charity shops or supermarkets. If you do this you'll never find yourself looking the same as someone else. The gold mules are last year's.

A work wear look for a contemporary white shirt decorated with artichokes, worn with gold mules and a green patterned skirt.

I'm quite a careful sale shopper. I try not to buy pieces that are in colours that will date. I have a list of pieces that I need. For winter, for example, I already know I want a new raincoat. As I wear a lot of black, I will be looking out to see what's fashionable for skirts and trousers, and buy a couple of new pieces to pair with my existing jumpers and tops. Jewellery and bags are an easy way to bring an outfit up-to-date. I bought several pairs of statement earrings from the Mango sale.

Another of my tricks is to find bargains from the previous season.  On Thursday, I'll show you three more pieces from The-Bias-Cut's sale, this time two jumpers (sweaters) and a skirt. They are timeless contemporary pieces with real stand out. The only snag was, I had to photograph them in the current heatwave, as if I was styling pieces for winter! So that's why I did the shoot indoors, where it was cooler. See you on Thurs!

In the meantime, do share any great tips you have for sale shopping, and any pieces you've snapped up.

I was gifted two items by The-Bias-Cut.com


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  1. Yep as you know I also am a fan of the artichoke shirt. Perhaps it's our colouring or just being sheepish. I picked up a great jacket and a dress from Jacynth at the pop up at sale prices. Now we need the cooler weather as it wasn't summer stock.

  2. Some great picks here Gail. Love the pink look and your shirt looks amazing :) Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays. Have a great week and we hope to see you soon!

  3. I adore you're skirt! Have a great week!

  4. That skirt and those mules are so cute! I love the metallic shade with the green!



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