Build a capsule wardrobe of classic shapes
Hit pause on throwaway fashion
I realise now that my clothes have a drastically different purpose to what they had even a year ago. They need to take me from the train to the office to cycling around kent to dinner to awards ceremonies. There is less space in my wardrobe for throwaway fashion nowadays. Of course for high fashion theres still a need for the occasional piece but for a wardrobe full? I don’t think so!
More important for 2014/15 is having those basics that can transform from season to season and make anything they touch look effortlessly pulled together.
Parisian Chic. (with a twist.)
The french do it best.
If laid back, polished, classic and all around stylish just comes naturally to you then consider me officially jealous. I’m not one of those girls but I would like to be. To achieve this consider, a great stripe, some tailored cigarette trousers, a classic trench and a pulled together fedora with a red lip. All these are the key staples I want to introduce this year. It wouldn’t however be me without a small twist so I’m bringing back the knitted turban, the leopard print cat eye sunglasses and some unexpected colour/pattern clashes.
Paired with Bohemian tailoring
I fell in love with a waterfall camel coat.
I really want to focus on tailoring. I have the type of body that appreciates a great tailored piece. With little to no natural curves my clothes often have to work extra hard to create some. In an attempt to make this easier I’m on the look out for fantastically shaped pieces either that are well tailored or that have something a litre unexpected to them.
Think, masculine fit trousers (like my old wool flares) waterfall jackets in luxe fabrics, fitted maxi dresses and kimonos alongside high-waisted flared skirts and relaxed boyfriend sweaters.
Colour, Colour, Colour . . .
The Spaceboots said it best.
Know your most flattering colours. For me its autumnal colours and their bright counterparts so thats Burgundy with Louboutin red and fiery orange, navy blue with colbolt accents, rich browns and camel teddy coats, moody forest greens and neon brights with a splash of teal and not to forget the Kardashian jacket whites, silver space boots and pale pinks.
Phew, that was a mouthful! Next Wednesday is all about texture and pattern and lots of it!
All images used were pulled from Pinterest.