Style or Brand: What do you shop for? ( & #Passion4Fashion Linkup)

I recently bought myself these black hi-tops in the New Look sale for £9.00. I had been gazing longingly at the same style but by Converse.. the original creater of this style. But at £49.99 i just couldnt part with the cash, not with new uniforms, shoes, trainers, bags, lucnhboxes etc to buy through the summer and we also had a holiday to look forward to which of course needed spending money.
New shoes for me were not a top priority. So when i saw these for a mere few pound I couldn’t believe my luck.
I actually have red Converse that i’ve had for years, and i have to say, these New Look ones are more comfy; where the red con’s are fairly narrow and pinch the sides of my feet by the end of the day, these don’t, I can wear them all day (and day in day out like i have been of late) and they are just easy to wear and comfy.

But it got me thinking.
Do we buy for style or brand?  And also fit and cost plays a factor too.
I remember I really wanted a pair of Adidas Stan smiths so i bought a similar cheaper non branded pair, but i would always look at them and think how they weren’t the ones i wanted and ended up not even wearing them(I did donate them to my sister who was happy to wear them, so the shoes weren’t a complete loss). And yet once i had bought the Stan’s i Loved them instantly
It’s interesting isn’t it, especially when the different is £40.00

Do you shop for Brand or Style?

New Look Black Hi Tops (which have actually gone down to £6.00!)
Black Converse.. Great selection of colours here.

Black skinny jeans: Love the Solow ones here
My absolute favourite: Madewell white tee
Summer essential: Denim Jacket :This Paige one is perfection
Black Bandanna
Bucket Bag The Baggu is my favourite

An InLinkz Link-up



  1. September 9, 2016 / 7:00 am

    Glad these shoes are more comfortable for you! I find my Converse to be the comfiesr shoes I own so I've never tried any similar styles. I think brand and look are important but comfort is everything, haha! No matter how cheap or expensive, if it's not comfortable I won't wear it!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. September 9, 2016 / 8:02 am

    I think I am guilty of shopping for brand, but I am happy to wait until I find it second hand or on sale. I believe there are great dupes out there and if I could guarantee the quality, I would probably buy the cheaper version. However, like you said, I would look at them and think 'you're not what I wanted!' and I doubt I'd then wear them. It's a tricky one! I like to buy quality at a great price, hey don't we all?
    Donna x
    Polkadot Pink
    P.S. Linking up, in a few days time!

  3. September 9, 2016 / 11:45 am

    Cute look and shoes. How wild that these fit better than your converses. I use to only wear brand name but I have slipped more into what's in style and cheap haha! I do however find that my non-brand name purses do not get worn and are a waste in my closet as I am a "need brand named purse" kind of girl so they are worth the saving money for and investment.
    Rachel xo

  4. September 9, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    Rachel, they look great! I recently got a pair of New Look block shoes and thought the quality was very good. I do shop for some brand names more so with handbags. I love this casual and fun look, and yes, am all about comfort as well. Things hang in my closet that arent comfy!
    Have a great week
    jess xx

  5. September 9, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I shop style always. Probably the only name brands are in some of my shoes. Oh and my sisters handbags she love designer handbags and I get to use them hahaha Great look loving the scarf

    Life is just Rosie

  6. September 9, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    Love everything about this look! Definitely pinned it. There are many things I shop for where style is the priority. However, when it comes to things like shoes and bags, brand usually takes precedence.

  7. September 9, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    I love this look, and would never know that your sneakers aren't actually Converses! I shop for both brand and style depending on what I'm buying. Although I love to save money, some brands are worth the extra penny!

  8. September 9, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Great look! I love your new high tops! Glad they are comfortable and you love them. I usually go by style, but recently I'm paying attention when it comes to bags (nothing crazy expensive but I like Coach, Rebecca Minkoff, etc., and I look for them on sale).

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  9. September 9, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    I never would have even known that those shoes weren't Converse if you hadn't said anything. Love this look, especially the bandanna. I think I shop for style. I love a good deal, and if I see a look I like but the price is too high, I always look for something similar.

  10. September 9, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Classic & I love that bucket bag!!

  11. September 13, 2016 / 2:39 am

    I would like to say that in most cases I shop for style… but I have to admit when it comes to Converse I am totally brand loyal. Your outfit looks so cool though! And what a deal!

  12. September 13, 2016 / 5:46 am

    Cool look. Love using All Star too, it's so comfy to use.

  13. September 13, 2016 / 5:50 am

    Love your look, classic. Nice sneaker, converse all star, love it.

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