Certain outfits remind of you a particular time in your life, don’t they? The last thing I bought from Mango was a denim blazer adorned with appliquéd leaves in 2003. I was at uni at the time and wearing fancy, spangly denim (while dancing to Justin Timberlake) was bit of a thing. Since then, Mango has remained off my radar.
Until now. Strangely, I’d assumed that things would still be the same. But, wow, I was so pleasantly surprised. The collections are simple, unfussy and affordable. I’ve rather gone off Zara lately, and Mango reminds me of all the things I’d loved about it – a good mix of frivolous fashion with a classic backbone – all at a great price.
There isn’t a Mango store near me, so I ordered online. What caught my eye?
The simple elegance of this grey jumper with a funnel neck (£19.99).
And the easy style of this little bag (£17.99). It’s not real leather, but it feels really nice.
There was plenty more that I liked too. Here are my highlights. They’re all simple easy-to-wear pieces that will effortlessly update your wardrobe this autumn.
Classic knitwear, coats and handbags
So, welcome back to my wardrobe Mango. Let’s not wait another 14 years next time!