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Style mavens, I am putting together a capsule wardrobe and would appreciate your help.
This is the brief: I am in Spain and will be here until end of Dec, then relocating to hot country in Jan.
I don't want to spend loads on winter stuff, and I think the bits I already have will see me through. This is my outerwear:
- Fitted black coat - Black cape from ZARA - Beige mac from GAP - Dark grey puffa jacket - Dark purple wool peacoat - Knee high black boots from ZARA (flat, sort of riding boot). - Knee high chocolate brown boots (high heeled from Topshop. - 1 pair of Converse high tops in dark grey. - 1 pair of flat, ankle boots (black)
THIS IS WHAT I PLAN TO BUY:
- 1 pair of white skinny jeans (I know some people hate them but I looove them) - 1 pair of dark blue skinny jeans - 1 fitted white shirt - 1 breton top - 1 above the knee denim skirt - 1 sleeveless, above the knee, floaty dress for day. - 1 LBD for evenings - 2 pairs of thick, black good quality leggins. - 2 colourful scarves - 2 chunky cocktail rings - 1 huge black handbag, 1 grey handbag - 1 pair of big sunglasses.
I have other bits and bobs and some summer stuff as well as more shoes, so i think that's OK.
So far so good, my problem is tops, I just never seem to buy good tops. At the moment I am surviving on 3 V- necks in dark green, bright pink and one black. I always end up buying tops that are too big for me , don't wash well, or fit terribly. I don't want to buy more black, and they can't be too hot (maybe something I can layer?) as they will be no use after december. So please give me some tips on tops to get.
A bit more info about myself: age 37, 5 foot 1, just under 8 st, no DCs (yet)long brown hair cut in layers, good skin, dark caramel complexion. Stuff I don't like: tunics, treggins, jeggins and their ilk,sparkly tops, chunky knitwear, flowery print, anything brown...
I know my choices are not very adventurous, so please feel free to suggest other stuff, also bear in mind I can't shop online and can only buy from: Zara, Mango H&M, Bershka, Stradivarius, Pull and Bear,(think that's it).
Do you have a Lefties near you? They've got some nice boat neck, three quarter length sleeve fitted t-shirts in lots of different colours for a fiver each. They seem to wash ok and you could throw a long line cardigan over them too when it's colder, which would look good with the skinny jeans. Mango have some nice non chunky cardis.