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Help please ladies- total style novice needs wardrobe overhaul!

(7 Posts)
SchmancyPants Sun 07-Oct-12 20:31:34

Hi all. I have been making an effort since the end of July to cut out the crap from my diet and have lost a stone smile Am 5'1" with small breasts, apple shape, legs and bum quite good. Currently am size 12 but aiming to get back down to size 10 in about a month's time and when I do, I have a shopping trip planned grin

My problem is that when I was a big size 14 I just bought any old crap to wear because I hated trying stuff on and thought my massive tummy made me look pregnant sad I would love to be stylish and wonder if you can help me with a cheap capsule wardrobe/key pieces which won't date too quickly. I would like to spend less than £250 if possible (hopeful face)

Thank you so much in advance!


If I were you, I'd start with a pair of indigo skinnies and a pair of black (totally rec the M&S jeggings at just over twenty pounds a pair) and a coat/jacket of some sort.

SchmancyPants Sun 07-Oct-12 20:56:36

Thank you smile I already have some indigo skinnies from Next but I'm not sure I like them so will have a look at the M and S ones. Any other ideas?

SchmancyPants Sun 07-Oct-12 21:20:35

Bump please smile

poppy283 Sun 07-Oct-12 21:29:51

Hello, I'd second remus' 2 pairs if jeans suggestion, plus perhaps some coloured ones? I got some forest green skinny jeans in New look for 16.99 last week.

Get a few jersey tops from New look/h&m/zara, personally i'm a sucker for a stripe but go with what suits you and get it in a few variations.

Also perhaps a lovely day dress or 3 and a chunky long cardigan.

Well done!

mckenzie Sun 07-Oct-12 21:33:28

I'd go and have a session with the John Lewis personal shopper people. They will pick out clothes that will suit your style and shape and needs. You don't have to buy them all. I bought some of what they recommended but not all by any means. But i did listen carefully to what they told me about styles that suited me, brands that fitted my shape, areas to drawn attention to and areas to draw attention away from. I can now shop quite well by myself smile

SchmancyPants Sun 07-Oct-12 21:47:50

Thank you. I am looking forward to buying some size 10 jeans so I am excited by the idea that I can buy LOTS of pairs in differengt colours grin I love stripy tops as well, so will buy some of thise, and I have some chunky cardigans.

Shoes are my worry though- never having owned any skinnies before, I'm not sure what I would put with them and I am really bad at buying shoes anyway. Any suggestions?

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