In case you didn’t know, “tacky” things are in and good taste is out. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where I’m now confused about what looks expensive and what looks affordable. From the Pat Butcher–levels of leopard print to the fact that everyone’s swapping traditionally fine-looking jewellery for cutesy plastic beads and bangles, it’s a great time to be on a budget (not to mention a fun time to splash some cash on items that are anything but boring).
Think everything from out-there white shoes (once seen as tacky but now a wardrobe staple) to chunky sneakers even the most eagle-eyed fashion expert could mistake for a Topshop purchase (even if they actually cost you more than a month’s rent). We’re throwing down the A/W 18 gauntlet and asking you to step up to the challenge: Can you really tell what’s expensive and what’s cheap? I won’t judge, and I won’t ask which versions you ended up buying.
Next up, your autumn/winter 2018 trend guide.