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Need help with AW wardrobe!

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mintymellons Thu 25-Aug-11 11:17:50

Can anyone spare a few mins to guise me in the right direction with my AW buys?
I'm 5'9" tall and a 10 top (flat chested), 12 (poss even 14) bottom. 33" inside leg.
I love fashion and clothes, but time and budget restrictions make me fell as though I never quite buy the right things and end up making do with last season's leftovers and a few random new purchases.
I'm a SAHM so comfort and practicality are the order of the day.
I need new jeans but don't know what style to go for. I've been wearing both skinnies and flares over the summer, but need something to go with boots and flats for AW.
I just bought this and also some loafers. Other then that I have nowt.
Shops I like are: French Connection (although not so much these days thinking about it), Gap, Topshop (although perhaps a bit past it now - I'm 37 next week), Toast (although usually baulk at prices) - basically, casual, a bit old school - for example I wear Converse A LOT if that helps!
Shops I don't like: Boden, Next, DP - basically the boring high street ones

I'd be so grateful if anyone has any ideas for a few simple outfits. TIA

mintymellons Thu 25-Aug-11 11:26:55

Sorry for the typos - trying to entertain my two DDs whilst composing the post.

mintymellons Thu 25-Aug-11 12:49:31

Please! Anyone!

Gillybobs Thu 25-Aug-11 13:08:47

Get thee to Zara, their new stuff is to die for.

Id stick with skinny jeans if you like them, they tuck into boots and look good with ballet flats too.

I'd get a handful of nice tops from Zara (you really cant go wrong in there, see? ) and a few nice boyfriend cardi's that will co-ordinate with your new tops. Important to choose a colour palette then stick to it, that to em is the secret of always having something to wear because everything goes with everything else iyswim.... I'd use your new jacket as inspiration for what to put underneath

For autumn winter you need great flat boots / leather bag and scarf that will work with your new parka (which I really like btw). I really like Topshop for bags here


mintymellons Thu 25-Aug-11 14:58:41

Thank you, gillybobs

I do like Zara for some things, but generally dismiss it as too dressy! Although the parka was from there. I'll have a proper look. smile

I've goot some good flat chunky boots from last winter which will be fine to wear again. Bag wise, I have a lovely Mulberry satchel which was really ££££ but is very versatile. TBH, most of the time I don't carry a handbag as I just stick my purse in the changing bag which hangs from the pushchair!

Gillybobs Thu 25-Aug-11 15:19:14

I guess their stuff can be very "ladylike" but I find their tops brilliant for smartening up jeans/cardi casual outfits.

mintymellons Thu 25-Aug-11 15:28:15

Yes, ladylike is a good description. I just had quick look online - I prefer the TRF range because it's more casual. I like to coloured chinos but not sure they'd do much for me!

GiraffesHaveMoreFun Thu 25-Aug-11 16:04:14

Op, I have similar needs so watching with intent!

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