What does your wardrobe consist of?

(56 Posts)
Jammee Thu 29-Aug-13 21:02:20

My wardrobe is mostly Joules, followed by Fat Face, Jack Wills and Zara.

I just love Joules. I think its the country feel and the animal prints. I'll see something and think "oooh, that's so nice!" It will turn out to be Joules so I'll end up buying it even if I don't need it. I've even kitted DD out with a full Joules nursery set.

Which brands fill your wardrobe and what can't you get enough of?

catham Thu 29-Aug-13 21:03:55

french connection, tons of it, especially dresses which i don't wear hmm then zara which i do wear grin

Jammee Thu 29-Aug-13 21:11:26

Yes! Do all women buy clothes and then never wear them? I do it all the time and I tend not to wear them because I don't like them. Really don't understand why I buy in the first place confused

CointreauVersial Thu 29-Aug-13 22:39:25


Probably mostly M&S and Next, with a sprinkling of Warehouse, Zara, Primark and Boden.

Not a single Joules item, I'm afraid.

mirpuppet Thu 29-Aug-13 23:43:34

Jamee return the clothes.

When I go shopping I put a note in my diary about 25 days out saying return (shop name) (assuming store has 28 day return policy). If I haven't worn it by then back it goes. I admit the returns are a hassle but better my money back (or a gift card) than an item I will never use.)

I also have been keeping a list this year of what I purchased which cut down my spending tremendously.

I love dresses and wear them almost every day. Last 5 dresses purchased from 5 different stores.

DownstairsMixUp Thu 29-Aug-13 23:48:27

I'm the commoner of this thread. Primark ad H&M own all my skinny jeans and tops. Leggings are mainly topshop/river island, shoes are a combo of new look, vans, converse!

lade Fri 30-Aug-13 01:02:07

I like tunic style tops with jeans or leggings.

The brands I like most at the moment are:

Debenhams (Mantaray and Rocha, John Roca)
M&S (Indigo)
White Stuff
Fat Face
Phase Eight
Some Laura Ashley and sometimes Monsoon too.

Skinheadmermaid Fri 30-Aug-13 02:02:00

Almost all my clothes are from primark and markets and occasionally new look and dorothy perkins (when they email discount codes). Anything thats a different brand is from Tk Maxx, charity shops or Ebay.
My very lovely boyfriend bought me a Superdry shirt from TK maxx the other day & i've spend an hour admiring the branding.
I like Topshop, Zara and RI but i can't afford to shop there.

goodasitgets Fri 30-Aug-13 02:59:32

Phase Eight
Dorothy Perkins
New Look

A lot of Joules for riding, and Nike for the gym
Although having found Joules do bedding, my credit card is wincing at me grin

Mominatrix Fri 30-Aug-13 06:50:42

I have a small, very selected wardrobe and have a strict pruning schedule - twice a year, and I get rid of anything I haven't worn for 3 years. This prevents me from making impulse buys.

My wardrobe is, in order of percentage, J crew, J brand, Vanessa Bruno and Isabel Marant.

Jammee Fri 30-Aug-13 07:42:16

Goodasitgets do you have Joules bedding? I found some I really liked; thought it was the nicest thing ever but one pillow case was £20! Needless to say I did not buy it. I'm very jealous of anyone with their gorgeous bedding. Dunelm Mill it is for me envy

I only ever buy things in the sale so I only go shopping once or twice a year and usually end up buying a couple of things at once. I think the fact that something is discounted makes certain things seem nicer than they are, and I can think of at least four regrets in the last few years that have ended up in the clothing bank blush

Monimatrix I don't know any of those brands... I am clearly not a fashionista!

Marylou2 Fri 30-Aug-13 08:10:38

Ooh mominatrix I aspire to all the brands in your wardrobe! Mine is mainly Boden and Gap.

CatAmongThePigeons Fri 30-Aug-13 08:12:59

I am mainly wearing Primark or New Look.

rockybalboa Fri 30-Aug-13 08:15:05

Not a scrap of Joules here! I have a fairly predominant even split of Boden and White Stuff then a smattering of H&M for basics like leggings, vests and long sleeved tshirts for layering. Jeans tend to be New Look as they fit me best.

Annianni Fri 30-Aug-13 08:15:41

Bit of French connection
Bit of J Crew

Nice jeans...

Spookey80 Fri 30-Aug-13 08:28:44

Gap here, I always wait for a code though.
They just suit my lifestyle. I would try to make sure I never wear a whole outfit from them though.
I also like white stuff, jack wills, topshop, some fat face and whistles in the sale.

BeginnerSAHM Fri 30-Aug-13 08:28:44

Whistles, Gap, Zara, French connection, Reiss (work stuff), Uniqlo (jeans and heat tech stuff).

Bumblequeen Fri 30-Aug-13 08:33:38

Nothing fancy here!

New Look
Dorothy Perkins

I would like to shop in;
All Saints
French Connection

wonkylegs Fri 30-Aug-13 08:38:08

A real mix :
George, Tu, jaeger, H&M, Episode, M&S, next, Coast, Phase Eight, Monsoon, AX Paris, Designal, Bench, French Connection, Hobbs, Karen Millen, Jane Norman, Mint Velvet, warehouse, White Stuff, Fat face, Laura Ashley.
And some homemade & vintage stuff.
I'm not bothered by the label I just tend to buy stuff that catches my eye, I used to sew more (kids= less time) but now I just make things if I find a fab fabric or want a specific thing I can't find.
As I'm an annoying shape - short, hour glass (big boobs, tiny waist, unfortunately largish bum), I learnt young to buy stuff that looks good when I find it and to be handy with a sewing machine.

Jammee Fri 30-Aug-13 08:56:14

Wow, Wonky

I cannot sew. I am short and once needed to hem up some trousers so I used duct tape! I'm in awe of anyone who can make or alter clothes and have them look good!

amessagetoyouYoni Fri 30-Aug-13 09:49:02

Loads and loads of dresses from all sorts of places:

My work / smarter dresses are from: Boden , LK Bennett, Phase Eight, Mint Velvet, Wallis, French Connection, Ted Baker, a couple of Next Tall and M&S Autograph ones (dont hate me, MN!) grin and a few dresses from Tesco, which always throws up the odd winner.

Casual and more tarty dressy ones from: Dotty P, River Island, ASOS, Warehouse, Oasis, BooHoo, Very.

At weekends I tend to live in Joules tunics with Topshop leggings or Levi Curve slim leg jeans.

higgle Fri 30-Aug-13 09:55:56

My favourite shops are Jigsaw, Toast and Brora but a bit outside my price range so mainly sale and/or ebay.

Joules, Fatface, Whistles, Phase eight, Uniqlo, Superdry, Boden a few bits and pieces from all of these. jeans are mainly supermarket or Next as I'm losing weight at the moment and will buy something special when I'm at target.

All this is supplemented by odd bits of Tu, Primark, Top Shop, H&M and River Island + bits of vintage this and that.

Shoes - Duo, Clarks, Boden, and Shoon + a pair of the much derided Ash trainers.

Bumblequeen Fri 30-Aug-13 10:21:27

As I am nearer to 40 than 30 I would like a more refined and stylish wardrobe. I would rather not shop in the same stores as teens/those in early twenties. I do not like a lot of the styles and tbh they do not all suit me.

BiddyPop Fri 30-Aug-13 10:31:07

Lots of Anne Taylor (a US brand) as the cut of the clothes suits my shape.

Lots of GAP, H&M, M&S (mainly autograph) bits mixed in.

But then I also have a few bits each from lots of others. Some nice dresses from Coast, a couple from AWear, tops from Fat Face, some stuff from Oasis, and random (but well thought through and working as a whole) bits from independent labels and boutiques.

Eclectic is my middle name...

GraduallyGoingInsane Fri 30-Aug-13 10:36:39

My wardrobe consists of Marks and Spencer, Gap, French Connection, bits of Boden, Zara, Reiss for posh frocks..

Workwear is almost all Jigsaw, Thomas Pink, Hobbs and Jaeger. Mostly acquired in sales. Clarks and M&S for shoes.

The DDs wardrobes are stocked with Abercrombie, Jack Wills, Hollister, H&M, Topshop...so I avoid them!

soupmaker Fri 30-Aug-13 11:18:30

Bugger all. I've just cleared out as I've been wearing maternity clobber for months. Looking forward to replenishing soon.

Passthecake30 Fri 30-Aug-13 11:22:30

Whatever fits, as I'm 6ft and struggle a lot...

Next tall, Dorothy Perkins tall, top shop tall, very tall, long tall Sally and some white stuff tunics. Gave up shopping in most normal ranges as it is depressing.

Pandsbear Fri 30-Aug-13 11:27:32

Hmm thinking about it my wardrobe is mostly (in terms of brands) Toast, TopShop, French Connection, H&M, Zara plus a lot is vintage or repro vintage like Heyday trousers/dresses, Vivien of Holloway dresses, plus some random ebay items that I tweak (I sew - I am slight so need to often take in and take up).

I hardly ever Go Shopping as such in the high street anymore. For the last few years I have tried to only buy proper materials (cotton, silk, wool) and look after them. Still have too many ebay bargain coats!

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Fri 30-Aug-13 11:38:06

I have a real mixture of cheap and cheerful and better quality bought cheaply on ebay or TK Maxx so:
H&M, M&S, Primark, Uniqlo, Massimo Dutti.
MaxMara, J Crew, Tahari, Brora.

I may be a teacher but there is no Next in my wardrobe. I think I dislike it so much as I live near a Next Outlet and the stuff there is horrible quality and looks a total mess.

Vintagebeads Fri 30-Aug-13 11:44:33

Oasis for jeans
Zara for tops
Primark for tunic/dresses/basic T's
H&M for a bit of everything.

Today I am wearing H & M, Dorothy Perkins, uniqlo, jones and mulberry.
Tomorrow I will be wearing Catherine Malandrino, jaeger and LK Bennett (wedding)
Very schizophrenic but generally a mix of high and low end stuff...

higgle Fri 30-Aug-13 12:13:37

I am 57 and I do like to shop in the shops people younger than me tend to shop. I don't buy large amounts of stuff there but some of my favourite items have come from Topshop or River Island, and if I wear all Jigsaw or Hobbs I tend to look a bit dull and safe. I have just bought a very gaudy necklace fromTop Shop that I'll wear with a Boden denim shirt and kilt I have had a couple of years but not worn yet.

bigkidsdidit Fri 30-Aug-13 12:21:14

Cos, whistles, uniqlo and topshop, mainly

BikeRunSki Fri 30-Aug-13 12:48:03

blush Mostly Boden. I am their classic "40s-time-poor-mum-of-young-children-who-mostly-needs-a-casualish-wardrobe". Unfortunately I am not cash rich or married to an architect and wait for discount codes! I try not to get anything that screams "Boden!!!!!" and avoid the hotpotch, colour block and garish prints.

Also a bit of White Stuff and Fat Face, and recently, Sainsbury's trousers as their skinnies and chinos fir over my bulky calfs (I recently lost 3 stone and was gutted to discover that trouser legs are now so skinny that they still wouldn't go over my now slim legs). Next for jeans for same reason.

M&S Limited Collection
Fat Face
Local hospice shop - I call it the Kirkwood Boutique
Outdoor brands - Patagonia, Howies, sometimes Land's End
The very occasional "posh" items in sales - got a lovely coat in Austin Reed reduced from £400 to £150 in sales a couple of years ago.

Now that their is a Lego shop in our near-ish by shopping centre, I occasionaly get to pop into Gap next door. Their mail order is dreadful.

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Fri 30-Aug-13 13:13:58

Peacocks, a little M&Co, some M&S from the charity shop and other stuff without recognisable labels that I got in the charity shop. I rarely buy new clothes, I don't see the point when reusing is much better.

Kezztrel Fri 30-Aug-13 13:18:09

31. Topshop, Oasis , Whistles (mostly sale stuff), Jack Wills, Boden, NW3, Mango, Uniqlo.

Kezztrel Fri 30-Aug-13 13:18:42

And lots of eBay!

goodasitgets Fri 30-Aug-13 13:33:38

I do have the bedding blush there is some in the sale at the minute

jimjamspam Fri 30-Aug-13 13:45:32

Work stuff is mostly Boden, woolens from Woolovers & Uniqlo
Get quite a lot of odd stuff from TK Maxx, some stuff from Hobbs when I can afford it

Jeans usually Next as I'm a short arse. Lots of shoes & boots from Ash, Fly, stuff I find at TK Maxx.

Mine used to be full of Joules, Boden, White Stuff, Fat Face and Seasalt. But I lost lots of weight and had to replace my entire wardrobe all at once and couldn't afford their prices. So now it is full of Dorothy Perkins, Next, Debenhams, M&S, H&M and M&Co. High Street-tastic grin

Hmm everywhere!

Casual is mainly T by Alexander Wang, Goldsign, James Perse, American Vintage, Uniqlo, Gap, J Brand, Paige, Maje

Work is mostly Gerard Darel, LKB, Uniqlo (good cotton shirts), supplemented with random designer items.

Shoes have been mainly Boden (of all place) lately!

Umlauf Fri 30-Aug-13 14:51:14

Mostly Whistles, NW3, French Connection, massimo Dutti, vintage Burberry (gran used to spend time in their factory) Ted Baker & Jaeger Boutique. I have champagne taste on very little income so tend to go for these "mid range" brands in sales and on eBay.

I'm going to be a Mum in a month so my wardrobe is slowly evolving from lots of gorgeous dry clean only bits, to more practical things, and Joules and Boden are helping.

I was mortified buying my first Boden thing the other day as it was always my mums shop!

openerofjars Fri 30-Aug-13 14:51:57

Topshop, Monsoon and Ugg (from Oxfam)
Phase 8, Fat Face and M&Co (Age Concern)

I can totally recommend living in a student area for the charity shops alone: some or the things I bought this year were barely worn and quite recent styles.

Other than that, H&M fills the rest of the gaps, with the occasional trip to Next or Sainsburys.

justasecond Fri 30-Aug-13 15:07:53

Mine is mostly Zara, Massimo Dutti, Whistles, Cos, HM, with a few bits from All Saints and slightly higher end shops.
I used to buy a lot of crap but since last year have bought better quality but less and thought a bit more about my buys. As a result I don't "need" as much this A/W and am in the mood for just one or two blow the budget things like Rag and Bone Harper boots or a good quality (but probably non designer) bag.

Absy Fri 30-Aug-13 15:14:36

Topshop, some Reiss, Zara, Gap and Massimo Dutti. I had to put in a BAN on buying stuff from Gap for about a year, as all my wardrobe was Gap and purely because it was close to work. It didn't bode well.

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Fri 30-Aug-13 15:29:30

We Mind the Gap here as well....

niceupthedance Fri 30-Aug-13 17:11:59

River Island
Some Mango stuff
Tees from Zoe Karsen and Wildfox
Got a great LBD from French Connection but wouldn't buy their day-wear
ASOS occasionally

One Joules dress. Most of it doesn't appeal to me but I do think they v occasionally have nice summer dresses.

Some Warehouse (though liking it less and less nowadays, sadly)
A few bits of Oasis (as with Warehouse though)
Some Westwood

AmethystMoon Fri 30-Aug-13 17:39:43

For work Jigsaw, white company, French connection, Gap, Coast

For casual at weekends Gap jeans, Fatface, Musto, White Stuff, Topshop, White company, Allsaints

Work shoes M&S Autograph & Clarks, Kurt Geiger

Weekend boots/ shoes Ugg, Dune, Kurt Geiger, Diesel, Hunter, Dubarry

Coats Reiss, Musto, Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry

Few shops on here I might try now though, good thread for inspiration.

chickydoo Fri 30-Aug-13 18:07:32

Dkny, all saints, Zara, Anthropologie ( far too many nice things from there) Monsoon ( the odd bit) Boden or Brora.
For work Sweaty Betty, LuluLemon etc ( work in Health & fitness)

foxysocks Fri 30-Aug-13 18:44:26

i have bought a lot from the outnet over the last two years

also - whistles. bit of boden, gap, asos, NaP (sales only).

Snog Fri 30-Aug-13 19:23:04

I find one shop each season whose stuff appeals and buy nearly everything from the same place - then it all goes together!
But my fave shop changes every season depending on what their collection is like. This spring I had a big blow out in White Stuff but previously have hardly bought anything there and didn't rate their autumn stuff either.

JohnSnowsTie Fri 30-Aug-13 19:28:59

H&M, Dorothy Perkins, New Look, River Island, Miss Selfridge, Oasis, Warehouse, Zara, Gap, Fat Face, Hush, Mint Velvet, Boden, Nike, Uniqlo, Joules, Isabella Oliver.

Don't think I've ever bought anything in Topshop!

Primark, george, new look, simply be grin they do lovely dresses that flatter my wide hips and post baby belly.

I'm big from having dc3 3 weeks ago and don't want to spend a lot on clothes I hope to grow down from doubt it but I can wish but I wanted new clothes - compared to the size I was at 9 months pregnant I feel like kate Moss grin size is more like katy brand

scarlet76 Fri 30-Aug-13 19:50:16

Boden, Next, Oasis, French Connection, Gap, M&S, Gap, White Stuff, Clarks, Dune

waxlyrical Fri 30-Aug-13 21:13:57

I am a dream customer for Boden - Middle aged, bit chubby, easily lured in by their catalogues but Just discovered Mistral and I've fallen in love with their prints and pure cotton stuff. Quite like next, Zara, fat face and peacocks oh and a Tk max bargain.

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