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High street shopping: 10 things from Mango that look so expensive

Shop luxe for less with our top high-street picks from Mango...

Satin ballerinas with studs from Mango
Orion Scott
Fashion Features Writer
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As we all know, the fashion world seems to be playing on fast-forward at the moment -  new trends are coined almost weekly and designer brands are dropping exclusive collections left, right and centre. To be honest, it’s hard to keep up, but the hardest part is trying to keep up without putting yourself into financial ruin. 

Luckily for us who don’t have the luxury of shopping designer every month, the high street is full of gems that look expensive but actually sit in the more affordable sphere. 

Each week we round up 10 things from the high street that look like the real deal, this week's spotlight is Mango.

How we chose the pieces:

Aesthetic: Each week we choose one particular high street retailer and comb through their website to find pieces that look categorically luxe. This could range from trending colourways, classically tailored silhouettes or something that gives off an unexplainable je ne sais quoi.

Brand: Everything on this list is from one particular retailer and is available to shop now.

Why you should trust me:

I am Hello! Fashion’s Fashion Features Writer. With a love for all things fashion (the quirkier the better), I can usually be found playing dress-up in my own wardrobe, watching Gilmore Girls for the 8th time or finding new outfit inspo and DIY musts on TikTok, nothing in my closet is safe from a safety-pin bow embellishment. I have been in the styling world for almost 5 years now, specialising in editorial features, luxury campaigns and music videos. As for the world of magazines, I have worked for various digital and print publications around the world, focusing on fashion. Basically, fashion is my bread and butter.

Here are 10 things from Stradivarius that look expensive, according to a fashion editor:

  1. 1/10

    Nylon mesh socks from Mango

    Nylon mesh socks

    Mango

    If you’re one who loves to accessorise then a pair of mesh socks are set to be your best friend this spring. Mesh socks have been doing the rounds both on and off the catwalk this fashion month and are currently approved by fashion moguls around the world. Socks are the easiest way to elevate a plain outfit.

  2. 2/10

    Mesh pattern shopper bag from Mango

    Mesh pattern shopper bag

    Mango

    Eat your heart out old Celine, Mango’s latest bag drop is channelling quiet luxury in all the right ways. I love the idea of using a mesh shopper bag as your go-to handbag as it’s big enough to fit all of the essentials and this particular one comes with a built-in detachable black wallet bag to house your necessities.

  3. 3/10

    Cropped wool jacket from Mango

    Cropped wool jacket

    Mango

    A cropped blazer is an essential layering piece in any ‘it’ girl's wardrobe as it can be styled in a multitude of ways. I love adding a crop layer like this over an oversized button-up shirt to play with dimensions to make my final ‘fit more interesting.

  4. 4/10

    Rhinestone ballerinas from Mango

    Rhinestone ballerinas

    Mango

    I know I said the aforementioned pair of ballet pumps were my favourite but these are a close second. Mesh ballet flats have been trending hard over the last couple of months and these affordable options are perfect for those wanting to try the trend without breaking the bank.

  5. 5/10

    Volume hoop earrings from Mango

    Volume hoop earrings

    Mango

    As we all know, you can never ever go wrong with a pair of classic hoops and these chunky options from Mango give big bold luxury.

  6. 6/10

    Asymmetrical dress with slit at Mango

    Asymmetrical dress with slit

    Mango

    If you’re on the hunt for the ultimate black dress that's both comfortable and chic then this is it. The asymmetric off-the-shoulder neckline boasts big Victoria Beckham vibes and the midi length makes it easier than ever to dress up with a pair of heels or down with a pair of chunky boots.

  7. 7/10

    High-waist straight trousers from Mango

    High-waist straight trousers

    Mango

    A pair of fitted black trousers is another wardrobe essential that every fashion lover should have in their wardrobe. Perfect for when you don’t know what to wear, these can be paired with basically anything and exude quiet luxury.

  8. 8/10

    Satin ballerinas with studs from Mango

    Satin ballerinas with studs

    Mango

    These ballet flats in 2024’s most enviable hue are giving Miu Miu meets Valentino in all the right ways. I will forever be both a red and ballet flat stan so I couldn't help but add these to this list. I would wear these with any outfit, even my pyjamas to feel like a certifiably coquettecore French girl.

  9. 9/10

    Leather-effect shoulder bag from Mango

    Leather-effect shoulder bag

    Mango

    Finding the perfect bag that's both cute, contained and goes with everything in your wardrobe is a feat on its own but I believe this Mango shoulder bag ticks all of the aforementioned boxes. I love the contrasting cream strap with the black leather-effect body.

  10. 10/10

    Leather bomber jacket from Mango

    Leather bomber jacket

    Mango

    All the cool girls are donning leather bombers right now so why can’t you? Made from ovine leather this jacket will stand the test of time and look better with age. As we head into a new season, rest assured that this will become your favourite layering piece

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