9 pay day fashion buys that have been well worth waiting for

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The fashion team has looked through everyone’s favourite sites to find the best bits worth dipping into your pay cheque for…

We wait for what seems like a year (okay, a month) for pay day and by the time it arrives we have wish lists as long as our arm on all our favourite sites. Sounds familiar? Then listen up. 

While your personal wish lists are well worth listening to, our fashion team has also got a handle on what you should be buying. At this time of year when the summer sales draw to a close and fresh new season, dare we say it, autumn clothes are dropping in, it can be confusing to know what to buy. Of course we’re still thinking about summer essentials like linen dresses and trousers that aren’t sweat-inducing jeans, but it’s time to think more consciously about the purchases you make so you shop the pieces that’ll work across both seasons.

We already rounded up our best under £100 new season buys while we waited patiently for pay day, but now it’s time to think about the more investment pieces. 

The ones that you can justify spending extra £££ on knowing they’ll get lots of love. We’re talking the Gucci playsuit you’ll wear now with trainers, and then switch to wearing with boots and a leather jacket once it’s cooler. Then there’s the Raey polka dot dress that’ll see you through everything from weddings to party season. 

These are the top 9 fashion-editor approved designer buys that will make you want to reach for your debit card. Apologies in advance…

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  • Gucci wool silk short belted jumpsuit

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    Pay day buys: Gucci

    If it isn’t Gucci logo belts still doing the rounds, it’s hair clips and now iconic playsuits. The green version in trouser form went viral last year, but this time it’s all about the tonal beige version. 

    Understandably it’s a major investment, but a great one none the less!

    Wool belted playsuit, £2,200, Gucci (

  • Wandler Niva snake-effect leather mules

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    Pay day buys: Wandler

    When we found out one of the more affordable designer bag brands, Wandler, was moving into shoe territory too, we couldn’t be happier. 

    A favourite has to be these two-tone, snake print, slit peep-toe beauties – add them to literally any outfit for instant style points.

    Sanke print mules, £370, Wandler (

  • Yuzefi dolores mini knotted textured-leather tote

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    Pay day buys: Yuzefi

    Making its debut at London Fashion Week a few years ago, Yuzefi is one of those brands that keeps on growing.

    Sculptured, minimalistic bags with a statement edge are what makes Yuzefi stand out from the rest. 

    Knotted bag, £495, Yuzefi (

  • Vince satin yellow slip skirt

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    Pay day buys: Vince

    Slip skirts have been reigning supreme in the style stakes for quite sometime, and the trend is far from over. Vince (the go-to for slips dresses and skirts) has created yet another winner. 

    Team with a clashing colour puff sleeve top and mules for evening, and when it gets cooler you’ll want to layer with a grey knit. 

    Yellow midi skirt, £288, Vince (

  • Ganni oversize jacket

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    Pay day buys: Ganni

    Although we’re all still in full summer mode thinking about linen dresses and straw bags, it’s time to plan ahead. 

    Winter coats can wait a touch longer, but transitional jackets are already dropping in. This animal print Ganni utility jacket will look just as good with said linen dresses as it will jeans and a vest top.

    Oversize jacket, £240, Ganni (

  • Rixo Giselle papaya retro micro floral

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    Pay day buys: Rixo

    If you haven’t jumped on the milkmaid style dress bandwagon as yet, this one will make you want to. 

    Subtle ruching at the front, a sweetheart neckline and an easy to wear ditsy print is the dreamy dress we predict will reach cult status. 

    Printed dress, £275, Rixo (

  • Monica Vinander alta capture charm 18ct gold-vermeil bracelet

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    Pay day buys: Monica Vinander

    If you’re unsure of whether you should be buying net beach bags or new season boots, stick to accessories you know will be a cross-season essential.

    The new link collection by Monica Vinander is one you’ll shop now, and wear with everything you own for the foreseeable. 

    Gold link bracelet, £375, Monica Vinander (

  • The Row hexagonal-frame tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses

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    Pay day buys: The Row

    There’s never a bad time to buy designer sunglasses. In fact, you’ll wear them so many times over the years that the cost-per-wear will actually be minimal. 

    Searches for rectangular pairs have gone up by 2,400%, and this slightly more hexagonal shape gives them a whole new edge.

    £306, The Row (

  • Raey halterneck polka-dot silk dress

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    Pay day buys: Raey

    Not only are polka dots one of this season’s key prints, they’re also going to be big news for autumn/winter 19 too thanks to the likes of Shrimps and Dolce & Gabbana.

    Halternecks are also a comeback trend so combine the two and you get this dream Raey dress. 

    Spotty halterneck dress, £595, raey (

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