Dress Above Your Paygrade with Uniqlo Fall Winter 2011
Uniqlo has been a great equaliser when it comes to the style-affluence divide. Remarkably affordable, the Uniqlo Fall Winter 2011 lookbook gives us many options for dressing above your paygrade and although I’m not a big fan of their styling in their Fall Winter campaign shoots, there are a few staple pieces you could invest it- suits, cardigans and chinos. Major caveat: Uniqlo is centered around the Japanese build, so short sleeves (the chaps in Japan have shorter arms) on blazers might be an issue. That said, it never hurts to head down to your nearest boutique for a fitting.
Alternatively, you could look to a Uniqlo collaboration- the +J collection. Designed by Jil Sander, it has a more European sense of aesthetic (and built for longer limbed folks). Unfortunately 2011 will see Uniqlo and Jil Sander’s last +J season.