Your Autumn Wardrobe On A Budget (+Giveaway)


Autumn is here!” chants everyone in the fashion world… The September issues are weighing our bags down and it looks like we are all heading towards a wardrobe revamp of some sort. For some of us, September also means the beginning of the fashion month and schlepping around the world looking chic, which is much easier said than done, at least for me. Without going for a full revamp each season (who has time and energy for that?), I think it is fairly useful to add a couple of quality buys to your existing collection every so often. By this I mean intelligent shopping rather than impulse buys just before fashion week or a big event. We’ve all been there, me included. But impulse buys, including instagram-envy fuelled impulse buys, are not your friends.

What you need right now is a mission – a great shopping mission. I shop so methodically nowadays: first I figure out what I want and need, then I do a quick check for what’s currently trending (not because I want to be a trendy puppy, but because if something that’s trending happens to be one of my timeless classics, then I will stock up). Once that’s done, I make a list and start checking my favourite outlet sites and stores. You know the usual suspects:,,… When it comes to real life bargains, I like to visit outlet villages when I have time (Bicester is a firm favourite) but also I always book time in my diary to head to London Fashion Weekend.

Annoyingly, this year I will have to miss it as I just moved overseas, but YOU can go and hunt for bargains on my behalf… The good news is that Avis Inspire to give you the opportunity to win a pair of Luxe Premium tickets (worth £200 each) to attend London Fashion Weekend at the Saatchi Gallery on Thursday 22nd September at 5pm with a friend. It is the very first day so you will have access to all the best pieces before everyone else.

To enter the competition, simply follow the below steps:

– follow @mellerobot on twitter

– share this post mentioning @mellerobot

The competition will run until September 15th at midnight GMT, I will then pick a random entry. The winner will be handed the tickets in front of Saatchi Gallery on the King’s Road in London on September 22nd. To enter, you must live in the U.K. and be able to make your own way to and from London on the day of the event.

My AW17 wishlist

Dolce & Gabbana blouse | Altuzarra blouse | Chloé trousers, dress, shoes and blazer via | Alexnader Wang jeans via

This is a collaboration with Avis UK.