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Spring Alternatives – High-End Vs High Street

With spring considered by some a transitional season from winter to summer, PAUSE have been scouring the internet to find you the perfect spring trends for 2014 from both the high street and high-end.

Light raincoat:

Raincoats

Although spring is supposed to be the end to heavy rain, it’s always nice to be prepared with a light raincoat to keep you dry. The Rains Limited Edition Jacket adds colour to your spring wardrobe whilst the Jil Sander coat allows you to stand out in the rain.

£850 – Jil Sander
£85 – Topman

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Long sleeve shirts:

SpringShirts

Perhaps too early to be wearing short sleeve shirts, we feel the best way to go is floral. The print is returning for SS14, but this time with more focus on bold colours and clashing blooming plants. Givenchy have blew us away with their floral shirt, however if you want to spend less then River Island offers an abstract floral shirt.

£345 – Givenchy
£30 – River Island

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Sneakers:

CamoShoes
There are a number of colour ways and styles to consider when adding to your collection, and this spring camouflage has returned with a twist. Our high end pick is a pair of Valentino’s for its camouflage print and overall great aesthetic. Zara recreated the design with a darker colour tone.

£430 – Valentino
£39 – Zara

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Backpacks:
Blackbag

Backpacks are essential. There are a number of backpacks currently out there at the minute, but you always need one that can be worn more than once. We’ve picked two top wearable trends: mesh and leather. Our high street option is an ASOS Mesh Backpack and our high end choice is an all soft leather Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Backpack.

£415 – Marc by Marc Jacobs
£25.00 – ASOS

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T-shirts:
Tshirts

Topman have clearly been inspired by Marcelo Burlon’s design and offers the high street a very cheap alternative. Printed onto a classic fit white t-shirt the snake design only features on the front, opposed to Marcelo Burlon’s high-end print, which is on both the front and back. The Marcelo Burlon t-shirt also has a different fit, opting for a semi-oversized look, an upcoming trend in both streetwear and high-end fashion. As well as fit, the two designs offer different finishes, with the cheaper alternative choosing a more faded look.

£135.00 – Marcelo Burlon
£18.00 – Topman

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Words: Jordan Bunker

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