Today’s post is a little bit different. Instead of doing an OOTD or something beauty focused, I’ve decided to show some love to one of my favourite fashion brands, A|Wear.
Not many people know about A|Wear on this side of the pond as it’s an Irish brand. They used to be store-based only in Ireland but in the last two years they have expanded online by launching a great website and getting involved with ASOS. They describe themselves as a high-street brand with a boutique heart, and really – there is no better description. They create gorgeous, quirky, high-quality pieces that are both unique and affordable, like this delicious silk polka dot blazer I bought recently. Also, their A/W 13 campaign images are damn impressive. How amazing is the faux leopard coat in the main image above? I think I’d need to go home to Ireland to do it any justice though – I’d probably get a few odd looks wearing it in Dubai!
Aside from their gorgeous stuff, the brand in general always makes me feel a bit nostalgic (and a little homesick). I spent most of my weekends in their Galway store when I was a teenager mooning over their bags and dresses and so strong was my adoration that when Topshop opened directly opposite them in a blaze of glory, I still walked through their door first.
Check out some of my favourite A|Wear pieces below and you’ll get a better idea of what I’m on about. I love the mustache t-shirt in particular, it raises a smile every time I see it!