Look familiar?

Look what I’ve found! Some beautiful Gucci platforms with their high-street Mango counterpart! In almost the exact hue of floral jacquard yellow, the similarities are hard to ignore.

Mango Embroidered Platform Wedges £89.99

The Gucci version is over 14 times the price… but it’s almost like buying two pairs of shoes, as the platform is removable… so maybe halve that! Still nothing on Mango’s £89.99, but then that’s the difference between high-street and designer.

Gucci Velvet Slipper with Removable Platform £1,290

I can’t imagine either would be that easy to wear. I’d be worried my feet would fall out of the Gucci slippers or those shiny ribbons wouldn’t be enough to hold the weight of a hefty platform, but your feet would look fabulous.

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A Twist on the Trench

The trench coat is a perfect staple item for any wardrobe, a classic style to protect you from the rain. See how these designers have re-invented the trench this Spring.

Tan RI Studio embroidered trench coat £130 

Drawing on the popularity of embroidery at the moment, this River Island find is a classic with a twist. With the enlarged, embroidered wind-flap drawing the eye, the placement and colouring of the detail is subtle but striking.

PRADA Colour-block silk-faille trench coat £1,925

Who wants plain old beige, when you can add an injection of baby pink and vibrant orange? Not me, that’s for sure, although much less attainable (price-wise) than my other options.

Two-coloured belt parka £139.99

Okay so technically, not a trench, but it’s beige and has a belt, so I’m going to call it a Utility Trench. So many interesting details in this Mango piece, and as shown above, plenty of ways to wear as well.
 

 Zara Double Breasted Trench Coat, Navy £79.99

Still classic, just not beige, this navy Zara alternative is perfect to disguise rain splatters if you’re just too busy for dry-cleaning.

Draped Trench Coat, & Other Stories £125

Add some elegance to your Spring wardrobe with this free-flowing trench. Unlined and made of a much softer fabric than your usual gabardine, you can chuck this on over any Spring ensemble.

Earring Alert

On a lunch-break visit to Mango, a store which isn’t usually on my radar, I came across these lovelies. The red and white beads are ceramic, but surprisingly light, leading to what I would image to be a stunning accent to an outfit. I’m even considering buying them for one of the summer’s weddings.

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This lead me to Mango’s website to have a little look at what else the store had to offer which wasn’t deemed appropriate for the Chichester clientele! And this is what I found. A fabulous collection of statement earrings! It appears the ones I saw in-store were simply the tip of the iceberg, with bigger and better styles featured online.

These are just a few of my favourites, but don’t hesitate to take a look, as there’s plenty more where these came from!

All at £12.99 from shop.mango.com!