5 piece wardrobe | the five pieces
As you know this year I am playing around with ways to switch up the capsule wardrobe and one of those is the five-piece wardrobe. If you don’t know what this is, it is a French concept where you can buy any basic pieces you need (like basic jeans, a white t shirt etc) and then on top of this you can buy five stand out trend led pieces a season.
So as I believe you can never plan to early I thought I would share the five pieces that have been speaking to me so far during the high-street AW reveals.
The Boho shirt from Next
Am I Boho girl? Not really. But I love, love, love this shirt! I think what I really love is how its reflective of my living room in actual fact. Joshes parents have spent the last four years exploring Saudi Arabia and India and what they and Josh have bought back has really shaped our living room.
Maybe after having a living room in this style I probably shouldn’t bring that in to my wardrobe but really who’s to say I can’t wear it as well?
The leopard print/fun trainer
Choosing one pair of shoes is officially the hardest thing I have ever done, have I decided to buy only one pair this year? No. I still feel completely out and confused by what my foot needs to be happy but I know that something padded and supportive is the way to go!
I also love these! They are a little odd looking so who knows why but I do . . .
The 70’s on trend denim skirt
I loved the suede version of this style but never ended up getting one in the summer but will that stop me trying again this season? Hell no. I think I love the denim one even more than the suede one!
The sleeveless blazer
A sleeveless blazer; it should be a SS thing but I’m happy to layer it with jumpers and the likes to make it a must have AW piece. I love the instant style and layer potential that this piece has and I will definitely be loving this under last years camel coat for a bit more interest!
(Topshop! Petite, Regular, Tall)
I can’t explain why, I feel like I should just leave the word here like a ticking time bomb. You want to wear what?? Yup. I want to try Dungarees. I like the idea of the flashback to childhood to have something to wear at home and be silly in, I’m all about the whimsy these days and I think this AW? It’s the time to share that.
Topshop Dungarees notes: My ultimate favourite thing about Topshop is it offers its petite and tall ranges almost all the same options. The most frustrating thing I find as a tall woman is that all the highstreet brands offer a vastly different range for tall women. For example and I am sorry to name names but Dorothy Perkins loves to offer tall women (in bulk) black and white basics. Great for some but as boring as tax returns for the rest. The thing that I hate the most is that idea that tall women only want black trousers. Its something I feel like I talk about until I am blue in the face, but I wanted to ask the petite among you this, do you find yourself being type cast with the petite options available? Is there a style that you think high street stores tailor towards which frustrates you? I would be really interested to know and share in another post.