If you asked me which brand I purchased from the most last year (and so far this year), I would certainly say Weekday without hesitation.
A member of the H&M group, this Swedish brand is opening its first physical store in London sometime this year *several flamenco dancer emojis* and I cannot wait. When people ask me where an item I’m wearing is from and I say Weekday, the majority just give me a weird confused look assuming I meant to say a similar sounding brand e.g. Cheap Monday. Coincidentally, Cheap Monday is also a member of the H&M group and definitely the closest big sister to Weekday but I still think they have their respective differences. I’m increasingly recognising people wearing Weekday when I’m out and about however there’s still so many people that have never heard of it and if that’s you, read on and get rid of your fomo.
I have all sorts of items from Weekday from jackets to skirts to accessories (you’ll no doubt be introduced to them in future posts) so I’ve grown to form a well-rounded, honest opinion on what they have to offer and whether it’s any good. Trust me when I say, their clothes are of amazing quality! I am the biggest fuss pot when it comes to how clothes feel on my skin and so far I have no complaints. Even before purchasing, the customer knows exactly what each item is made of. What’s more, many of their clothes are actually made up of recycled materials and it feels good knowing you’re representing a mindful brand, helping the environment and looking good whilst doing it. Their designs are very clean, minimalist but by no means boring. In fact, Weekday is very similar to American Apparel (RIP to their UK stores and site) in the sense that they have a set of classic basics available all season that come in numerous colours. However Weekday also have one-of-a-kind prints, patterns & cuts as well as limited edition collabs, adding that edge to effortlessly casual clothing. An example of this edginess being this beautiful floral printed sweatshirt.
If I’m honest, shooting this outfit was the first time wearing this sweatshirt (and my Stan Smiths) out. Partly because of my fear of wearing white (full explanation here) but mainly because there has been no occasion worthy enough of its presence! To be fair when I go out, I will definitely end up eating so wearing white just doesn’t make sense lol. I even surprised myself buying this as I’m usually very apprehensive when buying clothing with printed designs as it can look quite tacky, not wash well and therefore only last a couple of wears. Granted, I haven’t washed it yet but as you can see the design was so beautifully printed, it looks as though the flowers were hand painted on. I can’t get over how well the yellow and blue go together especially against the white and I just love how the print grows onto the one sleeve (see what I mean about the added edge!).
There is loads more I could say about the brand but I would love for you to check it out for yourself. What I will end this post on though, bringing it altogether, is by letting you know that Weekday does one of the BEST sales (psst..they have one on right NOW (perfect timing I know!)). You know that brand you love but can never afford even when its on sale and the most you can get without breaking the bank is like…a pair of socks?! Well you’ll be pleased to know Weekday is not one of those! I grabbed this sweatshirt for £18 reduced from £30 and it was worth it. Apart from one coat I’ve got, this is the most I’ve paid for an item during a Weekday sale – brill right? It’s no wonder why I don’t mind paying the £6 delivery fee however now that I know the The London store’s coming soon, it’s harder for me to make online orders (unless I’m spending < £100). Can we just take a minute to imagine how cray the summer sales will be?! All I know is that I need to start saving for them now! In the meantime, as well as shopping their site, you can also browse a range of their items on ASOS. The pieces I like from what’s on offer there atm are:
Okay #backtotheoutfit time! The weather in London has been very up and down as we transition into summer so for this type of weather, culottes are always a good idea. They’re flattering and comfortable at the same damn time and can be worn with any type of show from ankle boots to slides (obviously I mostly wear trainers with mine). I can be quite the minimalist so since last year, my thing has been accessorising to jazz up my outfits a bit. I only carry a handbag when needed so I always opt for jewellery. I think the one piece of jewellery every girl needs is a personalised name chain in both gold and silver so you can match them with an outfit of any colour. I layered mine with this gorg Evil Eye choker from Regal Rose and of course WHAT IS LIFE without some classic bamboo hoops.
Go and check out the Weekday sale and if you buy anything, let me know! (no this post is not sponsored lol..I wish!). The purpose of this post was not only to introduce you to a new brand but to highlight that sale shopping does not mean limiting yourself to the pocket friendly brands like Primark for example. Sale shopping is a skill that enables me to go for top quality brands that without sales I wouldn’t able to afford as often and that’s what TSS aims to promote. If you made it all the way to the end of this lengthy post, comment below with your fave clothing brand and why if you’re feeling expressive lol! Have a great week!
Sweatshirt – Weekday
Culottes – Zara – £5.99 (Jan Sales)
Choker – Regal Rose – £14 (Jan Sales)
Name necklace – eBay – (can’t remember but nothing more than £20)