In this day and age where a new brand, shop or e-commerce appears faster than a potential life partner, we’re glad to see that some things never change. You know old saying if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – a very pertinent way to describe one of our all-time favorite retailers, Urban Outfitters. Our first encounter with the hugely successful corporation goes back to the early 2000s, when we came across the perfect military-green army jacket, which is still securely hanging in our closet and worn more times than we’d like to admit it! At a retail price of £29.90, it’s not only an affordable outerwear piece, but the quality is lasting and the style never went out of fashion.
Though there have been new discoveries since that lucky day back in 2006, Urban Outfitters remains one of our safe places to reach for when on the lookout for anything from a plain white tank top, to the most coveted trend of the moment, or the miraculously efficient drying lotion by Mario Badescu. And in case you weren’t in the mood to actually buy something – their stores offer more than enough cute corners filled with quirks and distractions to spend a good amount of your lunch break browsing through their latest arrivals.
Our latest glorious find dates back to mid October when I spotted a pair of leopard kitten heel mules, with the perfect heel height, texture and style. After promptly ordering it and patiently waiting for them to arrive, it came to no surprise that the fit and look were simply flawless. Sure, the texture wasn’t real animal skin or fur, but instead a soft velvet, offering just the ideal final touch to an outfit. Over the past weeks I’ve worn them with everything from a simple white tee and blue jeans, to an off the shoulder black midi dress on Christmas Eve. Oh, and in case you’re wondering about comfort – I even opted for them as my travel footwear choice on my last overseas trip to New York. The shoe style made it easy to slip in and out when passing the security control, and even though I wore compression socks, they didn’t feel tight or slippery. If you’re looking to add a leopard-print piece to your shoe collection, do yourself a favor and buy them right now, right here.
Their wide array of items surely doesn’t stop at a pair of kitten heels and army jacket, but those as well as the anti-acne potion and all the denim you could possibly need in your closet, makes Urban Outfitters our trusted favorite over and over again. As you may notice, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by choice, and with so many pieces hitting the shelves on a weekly (or even daily!) basis, it’s a comforting feeling to know that UO has a curated selection of (almost) everything we need when it comes to style and home décor. It’s no wonder that cult favorites like Free People, Anthropologie and more have been created under the same helm.
Scroll through to shop some of our timeless classics, as well as seasonal trends to fill your wardrobes!
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