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Cheap Chic in Shanghai

July 17, 2017
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“Looking stylish is not about the expensive price tags. It is merely about having a sense of style and putting the pieces together.”

I am in the center of Jing’An (静安), an area in Shanghai where luxury blings at every corner. Whether it be the shiny sports cars and fine watches, carats of diamonds, big labels handbags you see every 3 seconds you walk down the streets, the retail spaces, the grand hotel lobbies, the…, and the… The list is endless, because we are in China, home to 40% of the world’s luxury consumers.

Back when I was a university student in Shanghai, I did 2 of my internships in 2 of these skyscrapers in the background. The first one was at LVMH Fashion Group, and the second at Burberry. Strolling down this West Nanjing Rd. (南京西路), really brings back many fond memories of the years that I spent in this city. Despite my personal preference and professional experience in the luxury fashion industry, I sincerely believe that looking stylish is not about wearing the most expensive pieces. It is rather about you being true to your own taste and budget, and wearing what you feel really confident in. There is no need to
pretend…

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I am dressed head-to-toe in fast fashion brands like Uniqlo, Zara, and Mango. My extra large hoop earrings were on sales for only 20 Thai Baht (equivalent of US$0.50)! How insanely cheap, yet on point for the trend right now! The only item with big label is the Céline Shadow sunglasses, and of course, my usual sassy M.A.C lipstick in Morange. Click on the product icons at the bottom of this blog post for some Cheap Chic affordable pieces.

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The final touch to the outfit is the confident city girl stride. Let your inner energy guide you!

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This is such an arty shot, with the girl’s motion and her wind blown hair.

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It doesn’t look like China until you see a crowd of people and countless bicycles.

Do you like my sassy Cheap Chic style? Leave some comments below! 

Photos by Yashpreet Kaur Singh

I’m Wearing

Top – Uniqlo
Pants  Uniqlo
Clutch Mango
Shoes – Zara

Lips – M.A.C. in Morange

Featured Items

Heathered Bodycon Sleeveless Top • Saks Fifth Avenue BLACK •
UNIQLO Women’s Denim Cropped Legging Pants • Uniqlo •
Céline Eyewear ‘Shadow’ sunglasses •
Sole Society Rifkie Faux Leather Foldover Clutch – Red • Sole Society •
Acne Studios Suria leather pumps • Acne Studios •

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