If you love high street brands (I do and I’m not afraid to admit it) and you also love minimalist clothes, you probably like Uniqlo as much as I do (this is not a sponsored post, but… Uniqlo, if you want to sponsor me, here I am!). But if you’re one of those who haven’t shopped at Uniqlo’s, yet, this post is for you.
I found out about the Japanese brand when I read about its collaboration with Carine Roitfeld, one of my style icons, but unfortunately, at that time, the brand didn’t ship to Italy (and this often happens, “sorry we don’t ship to Italy, yet”. Story of my “online shopping” life). Then, when another Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo collection was launched, I crossed my fingers and checked Uniqlo’s site and, finally, I could buy that black distressed sweater I dreamed about. And a Mickey Mouse t-shirt.
Since my first purchase on Uniqlo, I kept on buying from the online store, which ships to Italy from Germany. I usually received my order in 2 working days, which is another reason why I love the Japanese brand.
I love shopping at Uniqlo because:
- it offers a good range of minimalist, classic garments which I don’t find anywhere else at affordable prices.
- the quality is good, the seams are straight (gosh, crooked seams kind of sadden me!), both cotton and wool don’t pill.
- while many brands continually offer new collections, Uniqlo sells most of all steady collections but regularly offers limited editions and collections designed by fashion designers like Christophe Lemaire and JW Anderson and style icons like Inès de la Fressange and Carine Roitfeld.
- the delivery service is very good (because, after all, we are all concerned about shipping and delivery).
And these are a couple of tips to make your experience perfectly satisfying:
- I know it can be bothering, but always check the size tables because the fit of the garments may vary. Don’t take for granted that a certain size will be ok for everything. Sometimes you would probably need a smaller size or a bigger one, it depends on the garment and how you want it to fit. So, spend a minute to check the size table of every item you’d like to buy.
- If you prefer natural fibers (I do) mind that some Uniqlo garments are pretty synthetic. For the HEATTECH and sporty garments this is obviously ok, but while many garments are made of natural fibers like cotton, linen, wool and cashmere, some are made of rayon, polyester, spandex. Rayon is a cellulose fiber that comes from wood but it’s manufactured using chemical substances that some consider quite toxic. I prefer to avoid it.
These are some Uniqlo items I’d like to buy for this spring (and summer) and some great winter garments, because it’s fall, somewhere!
This short sleeves tunic because it looks pretty fresh and kind of cool.
This cropped t-shirt (which probably wouldn’t look so cropped on me).
Women AIRism Camisole. Because HEATTECH line does its job (it keeps you warm) so I’d like to try something that will keep me fresh. This camisole is available in many colors but I like this nude (more or less) one.
Women Pocketable Parka. Probably everyone needs it. The weather can be crazy, most of all during spring.
A striped sweater (this one is by Ines de la Fressange) is always a must. It’s available in three colors, included the one of the preview image.
This tank top embellished with lace (also on the back) is a casual top with a feminine twist. It’s available in seven colors and I think this tone of pink is very nice.
Women Extra One Merino Crew Neck Sweater. I love these sweaters. They’re lightweight and warm. I have them with crewneck, v-neck and turtleneck.
Ultra Light Compact Vest, which seems to be a must-have of fashion insiders because it allows to wear lighter coats in winter.