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Capsule wardrobe: how many outfits?

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issimma Tue 25-Sep-12 09:20:19

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IShallPracticeMyCurtsey Tue 25-Sep-12 10:57:35

Will you be breastfeeding? If so can you source some decent quality longline thermal vests to go under your tops and T-shirts as a base layer? (Don't know if any exist with the requisite snappy straps!)

Personally I'm not sure I'd prioritise ballet flats over comfortable brogues/loafers or even just Converse. But that's because I find it very difficult to find comfortable ballet flats that I don't freeze in. I suffer badly from the cold also.

I have unearthed a brilliant item from my wardrobe. It's a 100% wool blazer from Australian label Witchery. Approx 7 years old at this stage but has kept its neat little shape really well. It's smart but oh my God so warm. It's charcoal grey so tends to blend in with most items/outfits really well. Would be perfect for drafty libraries or toddler groups IMO.

stillwaitingforthesummer Tue 25-Sep-12 11:13:24

I don't think that 5 outfits sounds very much with a 21 month old and a newborn. When I was at that stage I could easily get through 5 outfits a day!! (Sicky baby, messy toddler). I'd want to make sure that you had numerous changes of top half; I had loads of T shirts and cardies and still felt that I was washing constantly.

I love the boots, though. I think I agree with Curtsey re the ballet flats, although I love mine, something a bit sturdier might be more practical - loafers / brogues? I also have a wool blazer along the lines of Curtsey's from Avoca (bought pre-children), it is SO snuggly and worn constantly (off to pop it on now for pre-school pick-up).

issimma Tue 25-Sep-12 11:16:28

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issimma Tue 25-Sep-12 11:17:17

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QueenBeebread Tue 25-Sep-12 11:39:16

Am watching with interest as I have a real mixed bag of a wardrobe which is rarely as together as I'd like thanks to DS1 and DS2...

If you aren't breastfeeding, I'd have a loose warm dress on the list. Especially post CS it's nice not to have a waistband and makes a change to the T-shirt and jeans uniform. I had something like this breton dress which I wore to death with a scarf, woolly tights and Uggs or tan ankle boots.

I'd also heartily recommend Ilse Jacobsen short welly boots. Much easier to slip on and off when you have a baby on your hip than long wellies.

issimma Tue 25-Sep-12 11:50:48

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issimma Tue 25-Sep-12 15:35:19

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stillwaitingforthesummer Tue 25-Sep-12 17:06:42

I just received the asos wool dress recommended on another thread (can't link - will reply and bump), it is fab! I'm going to wear it with tights and boots and also black skinny jeans (I'm about 5'2 and size 8 everywhere other than round my tummy, which is still most definitely a 10 - I ordered the size 10 and it is fine).

issimma Tue 25-Sep-12 17:38:43

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