I am trying to sort out my wardrobes once and for all. Aarggh.
I have made one wardrobe my midweek wardrobe, work clothes, and clothes I wear indoors eg tracky bottoms, leggings and sloppy old-ish tops, plus nightwear. It's the easiest wardrobe to get to, if you will, so thats why I put these clothes together.
And in the other wardrobe which is now my weekend wardrobe, I have my smart/casual and smart clothes for going out, plus summer essentials.
Haven't started on the shoes yet.......
I have been ruthless and thrown a lot of stuff out, but I have come across a grey area.
1 There are some nice tops that I haven't worn for at least 2 years, yet are in good condition, just out of fashion. Should I just relegate them to indoor wear?
2 I also need ideas for a capsule wardrobe, clothes I can wear for going out at the last minute for lunch, or the cinema. I'm trying to keep my weekend wardrobe less cluttered. Ideas for jackets, pants, boots, tops, maybe a dress or 2, would be appreciated.
I am 5ft 4, and weigh around 10 stone. Please help
Hi, queen, yes, I do need weekend clothes I need clothes for during the day leading into the evening. I frequently go on a day out with friends/dh, for example, doing a bit of shopping/chilling, then having a meal later. Having been thinking about it more, some floaty feminine tops with jeans and nice jacket would be nice. Bit funny about shoes, my feet are not good, always seem to wear boots. And they have to be comfortable. I wear M&S footglove boots.
I tend to wear safe options, like black or blue jeans, black boots, t.shirt or top and black coat that I've had for donkeys years. Its still fashionable but a bit overworn. If its not that coat, its my cream zipped puffa jacket that is serviceable when shopping -zips for purse/phone/keys.
I've had another look at the tops and decided to put them into the 'at home/workwear' wardrobe, they're fine for the house with tracky's but not going out. They've replaced a few of my slightly tattier tops so a bit better in that department
Have a look at this blog [http://www.puttingmetogether.com/2013/02/wardrobe-from-scratch-part-4-starter.html putting me together]] - she gives great advice about mixing clothes as well as realistic examples.
I also second Pinterest. Start pinning outfits you like and then have a look to see if any themes keep being repeated.
Another vote here for pinning looks - it has made me realise that a lot of my clothes are absolutely fine and what is often missing are the finishing touches especially nice shoes, jewellery, doing hair a little bit differently, different nail polish etc. And if you work all week then in terms of smart/casual at the weekend you only really need 2/3 outfits.
My whole wardrobe is based around blue jeans ( look at my Pinterest ) and black bottoms. Just choose a base colour ( grey,navy,camel,black,etc...) and get everything to go with that colour. Don't buy random items to start off with at least. You can make cheaper things (H and M,Matalan,DP etc) look expensive with well chosen accessories.