Mango isn’t my usual go-to retailer, but it recently caught my attention when I spotted Amber Valetta modelling for it’s AW17 campaign. A big thumbs up!
At a time when it’s fellow Spanish brand, Zara, has been widely critiscised for using incredibly young-looking models, I applaud Mango for using a 40+ woman to advertise it’s latest collection. It has certainly encouraged me to take a closer look this season.
But this is not the first time Mango have used mature models. Earlier this year they featured 63-year old Accidental Icon blogger, Lyn Slater, as the face of their “A Story of Uniqueness” campaign.
So Mango (unlike Zara, it would seem) has woken up to the spending appetite and power of us fashionable, so-called midlifers. And the clothes seem to reflect the mature and sophisticated style of our buying demographic too.
The AW17 collection includes knits, tailoring and draping in earthy and rustic colours to rival the likes of Jigsaw and Whistles.
I have compiled 10 items I would buy now (were it not for no-spend-September!!)
I came across this gorgeous, giant-polka-dot shirt when researching for my previous post.
I am warming more and more to red (as you may have noticed from my Instagram posts!) Red trousers are definitely on my shopping list and I might even go for some colour-clashing. The orange jumper, below, would work with the red trousers and the stripe pleated skirt too. And a statement red coat would be a fantastic wardrobe addition.Slide Slit Trousers £49.99 Textured Knit Sweater £35.99 Red Coat £49.99 Pleated Skirt £49.99
I love these check trousers, below, and can imaging them perfectly complimented by the green blouse. This red, kimono-style dress is a classic winner (also comes in black) which could be worn alon, or over trousers/jeans. And this stripey sweater is great value-for-money and would pair well with many items – a pleated skirt, tailored trousers or jeans.
Finally an extravagent choice, THIS dress… I just love big , flouncy, 70s-style dresses.Flower Gown £99.99
The last time I ordered from Mango, the delivery time was painful! Hopefully it has improved and I know not everyone has experienced long delivery times, but it’s worth noting that Mango is now available (online) at ASOS, Next and Debenhams.
I’d love to know what you think of the brand and the 10 items I’ve picked out.
Thanks for reading!
Please note, this an unsponsored post! (maybe one day…)