High St vs High End: Testing Basics with Lizzy Hadfield

My current YouTube obsession is a video series called Testing Basics by fashion vlogger Lizzy Hadfield. Lizzy takes 5 versions of a staple fashion product from a wide range of brands and budgets, styles and wears them for a week, and reviews them at the end, showing which buys were worth the money, and analysing the fit, feel, look and quality.

It's honestly incredibly addictive and a really original way of presenting fashion on YouTube that's not just a boring old haul or lookbook. Read on for my top 4 picks: the white shirt, the skinny jeans, the ankle boots, and the turtleneck jumper.

The White Shirt

Comparing your wardrobe's most hard working garment, classic simple white cotton shirts, from ASOS (£25), & Other Stories (£55), Ralph Lauren (£75), Comme Des Garcons (£129), and Acne Studios (£240).

The Skinny Jeans

The most popular denim shape, especially for Autumn/Winter, Lizzy picks from ASOS (£28), Weekday (£40), Topshop (£42), All Saints (£98) and 3x1 (£194).

The Turtleneck Jumper

High neck long sleeve jumpers are every fashionista's Autumn essential, and often worth investing in for quality. Lizzy compares knits from New Look (£7.99), Uniqlo (£24.90), Cos (£45), Isabel Marant Etoile (£90) and T by Alexander Wang (£170).

The Ankle Boots

Finally, the most versatile shoes around, the ankle boots. Here, get the look from River Island (£50), Topshop (£75), Dune (£185), Whistles (£195) and Isabel Marant (£495).

Videos by Lizzy Hadfield

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Ruth MacGilp is an Edinburgh based blogger, and an activist for all things ethical in the fashion industry, as well as supporting the #shopsmall and #shoplocal movements through her work.
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