AW Capsule Wardrobe| Get Suited Up

Blazer: H&M, Tank top: H&M, Necklace: Accessorize, Bag: Zara, Trousers: Zara, Heels: Clarks

Wearing smart clothes can easily be a chore but finding a great fit can mean the ultimate difference between suffering in black polyester and enjoying workwear.

As I have mentioned before I don’t have to dress up as if I have an appointment with the bank, instead I am blessed to be able to experiment and play with all types of clothes and outfits on a daily basis.

What I love about these trousers is how instantly smart I feel when wearing them. I love a fun pinstripe and pairing these with killer heels makes them all that much more exciting. I am sad to say that these don’t get worn all that often unfortunately. Similarly to the white shirt and even my plaid shirt certain items aren’t for the everyday but instead are more stand out pieces that you wear occasionally.

Which is why for me the capsule wardrobe is unsustainable in the long run. I’m not jumping off the bandwagon right here but I do know that in a few years time when I have my basics down and I have some great exciting pieces I won’t want to throw stuff out just to sit within a limit. I also know that I am not someone who likes to live with a uniform, making dressing easier is fun and makes the everyday uber easy but in the long run I want pieces like these trousers fun for the occasion when you want to be supersmart but perhaps not part of your everyday 40 pieces. However we have half a year of lessons still to go so for Spring 2015 I will take these babies out of rotation once again but until then, this hopefully won’t be the last of these bankers style, pinstripes.

Capsule Closets

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This is my backup outfit, jeans a good tee, a fitted blazer and boots? I wear outfits like this on a regular basis, both to work and at the weekend. Although I know many people prefer casual dressing, I personally never feel that I suit the whole casual thing. Mainly because casual to me is like looking like a sack of spuds. Honestly if I wanted to go casual you’d find me in leggings and an oversized tee and jumper and that (I feel) on a girl like me never looks good.

 

Since starting this blog I feel like I have made so many new revolutions on what suits me and what doesn’t, that when I look at my wardrobe now a lot of what I see is things that I should donate to charity. Because of this I have created myself a little capsule wardrobe. Im hoping that in the next week or two i’ll be able to show this to you here on the blog.

 

It’s been an amazing discovery when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. Even at six in the morning I find myself incapable of putting a bad outfit on. It has however also pulled other things into the light, like where are all the colours? my wardrobe used to be fit to bursting and now? Now I stick to calmer colour’s and i’d say that I have mainly four/to five colours in my wardrobe, black, white, navy, green and red. Also patterns! where have they gone? This does make dressing easy but it can also make it boring so im also excited that with this first step that I am now able to buy clothes n the future with a better foresight and buy what I only really need rather than ten pairs of black jeans!

 

What colours do you seem to stick to? just a few or every colour under the sun?