MANGO – THE UNSUNG HERO ON THE HIGH STREET

 

 

We all know, love and rave about ZARA but recently Mango has been outdoing even ZARA in the high street style stakes.  I’m not sure how I managed to let Mango pass me by for so long but since rediscovering it last year, I’ve been amazed by their designs and quality.

 

 

Linen and basket bags are my style staples this summer and no one, and I mean no one, is doing them better on the high street than Mango.

Let’s be honest linen has to be one of the most impractical fabrics going, despite this, it is back with a bang for Spring/Summer 2018.  Whether it be trousers, a dress or skirt, you need something linen in your wardrobe.  If like me, you’re not keen on spending big bucks on something you’ll probably only wear for one season, then Mango is definitely the place to go.

 

 

Also, it’s worth noting, linen is a delicate fabric.  It will pull, lose its shape and crease beyond repair if it’s overly washed and starched, which is another good reason not to invest too heavily in it.

At the moment I’m rocking linen trousers rather than a dress or skirt, despite the short-lived heatwave we’ve just had, the warm weather hasn’t fully reached us yet in London.  These trousers are perfect for that smart casual look.  They can be worn for work, relaxing in the park or for lunch with the girls.  In this post, I’m wearing them for an easy going, day look but last week I paired them with a black top and leather jacket for something edgier.

 

 

Amazingly, I only discovered how amazing Mango’s bag selection is last month.  It takes a lot to get me to wear a bag from the high street, as I tend to invest in designer bags and prefer to wear those.  However, Mango currently have at least 5 or 6 which are majorly on my wish list.  Check some of them out HERE, HERE and HERE.

 

 

Also, if you are basket bag-aholic, like me, then you need to check these ones out HERE, HERE and HERE.  I also adore this one HERE which reminds me of the monkey one I bought from Kate Spade last summer and got an amazing reaction on the blog.  Click HERE if you don’t remember the bag I’m talking about.

 

Outfit details: Trousers – Mango (find HERE) | Top – Miu Miu (similar HERE & HERE) | Jacket – Vintage (similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes – Chanel (find HERE & HERE) | Bag – Mango (similar HERE & HERE)

 

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  1. toyas tales April 25, 2018 / 6:52 am

    I haven’t shopped at Mango or Zara in so long. I have to take a look at what they are offering. The straw bag is the bag of the season so it is always cool if you can get one at an affordable price.
    LaToya
    http://www.toyastales.blogspot.com

    • thatnewd May 3, 2018 / 5:17 pm

      Mango and Zara is like my kryptonite! I’m always way to spendy there, haha xx

  2. JANE April 25, 2018 / 7:21 am

    I love this preppy looking outfit
    The bag is so spring too!

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    • thatnewd May 3, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      Isn’t the bag adorable?! I’m obsessed with it xx

    • thatnewd May 3, 2018 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you so much, can’t beat a bit of denim, right!? xx

  3. Anika May April 25, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Mango is definitely one of those stores that is consistently chic and always stays true to their style! Love the brand 🙂

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    • thatnewd May 3, 2018 / 5:19 pm

      So true! I’m so happy I rediscovered it! xxx

    • thatnewd May 3, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      Thank you so much Lovely xx

    • thatnewd May 3, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      🙂 🙂 xx

  4. Mercy April 25, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    Yes, I remember your straw bags and I’m glad to see another one this season. Nice to see you rocking the linen trousers, I like how you paired it with ruffled top.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • thatnewd May 3, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      I am a basket bag-aholic!! Hehe xx

    • thatnewd May 3, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      Thank you Courtney xx

  5. Ankita Bardhan April 25, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    Just LOVE this relaxed look on you! I am glad Mango is getting the recognition it deserves, I have always been a fan of their line!
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! 🙂
    xx
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks
    http://realgirltalks.com/

    • thatnewd May 3, 2018 / 5:22 pm

      You’re so right, it definitely deserves all the recognition! xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 2:36 pm

      Awww thanks hunny xx

  6. BeingIsabella April 25, 2018 / 11:56 pm

    I’ve loved Mango for ages now and I definitely think they don’t get enough recognition. They always have amazing quality clothing and produce such a wide variety of items. I adore that bag. It will be a staple for this coming season!

    http://www.beingisabella.com

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 2:38 pm

      Couldn’t agree more, I don’t hear enough people rave about Mango!! xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 2:38 pm

      Their current collection is such a winner, I have so much from there on my wish list right now! xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 2:39 pm

      Haha, thank you sweetie xx

  7. Pentené April 26, 2018 / 6:55 am

    I;m so happy to know of another store similar to Zara because I love Zara too. I’ll definitely have to check out what Mango has to offer. Thanks for the tip love!

    P.S. I have yet to own a basket handbag, but now would love to get one as it seems to be the perfect for those spring/summer looks.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 2:40 pm

      Ahhhh you need a basket bag in your life, I’ve been wearing mine constantly! Totally obsessed, hehe! xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      Thank you Frederica xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      Couldn’t agree more! Bring on some sun xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      Opps! I’m sure I’ve done that before! xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you so much doll xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      It is very comfy xx

  8. Lorna April 26, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    How cute is that bag?! I love how feminine and elegant it is, so dainty and pretty! Goes well with the outfits!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      Thank you so much Lorna xx

  9. Gil Zetbase April 26, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    So stunning look!
    Have a nice week!
    Gil Zetbase

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      Thank you sweets xx

  10. Ashley April 26, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    I am on the Mango mailing list- but have never made a purchase! I need to- sooo cute!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:26 pm

      I’m so impressed with them at the moment! I want almost everything at the moment xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:26 pm

      They really dooo! xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks, I love them too! But I spend wayyy too much time having to iron them, haha xx

  11. Vika April 26, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Thanks for the interesting post) Have a nice weekend)

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Glad you enjoyed doll xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Thank you so much Cinthy

  12. Tina April 27, 2018 / 7:53 am

    Youre absolutely right, even though I do love Zara – at the moment I’m finding sooo amny nice pieces at the Mango collection – definitely worth visiting their online shop too (often, I cant find the really cool pieces in their stores..)
    Great combo – you look fabulous and spring-ready 😉

    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:28 pm

      Sounds like you and I have been thinking the same recently! I’m usually a ZARA fan too but Mango is outdoing themselves this season xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      Thank you so much lovlies xx

  13. Marisa Cavaleiro April 27, 2018 / 11:19 am

    hello
    I recently made a purchase at Mango and was also surprised by such beautiful items. I love your basket. Very cute.

    Lots of love
    Marisa

    marisasclosetblog.com

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      Sounds like you’ve been spendy in Mango too! Hehe xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you Sophia xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      Aww thanks doll, much love to you too xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      Awww I didn’t know they closed their US stores! You need to come to Europe hunny!! xx

  14. Jessica April 28, 2018 / 7:09 am

    That’s such a adorable bag! And even more adorable spring outfit you got here dear. Love the denim jacket and pants. Such a chic look!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you Jessica xx

  15. Vivian April 28, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    Mango has always been my fave brand haha! And I’m glad you like Mango too haha! I’m obsessed with linen and I love the trousers you are wearing here! And yes, I totally agree with you, no one does it better than Mango when it comes to basket bags! I’ve been eyeing on one too hehe.. Yours is so cute!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    Vivian x

    http://www.viviantse.net

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      I hope you’ve treated yourself to one hun, they are just too cute!! xx

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