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Casual capsule wardbrobe

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Jammygal Wed 10-Apr-13 14:20:32

I need a capsule wardrobe BUT the mention of anything like a blazer fills me with fear- I'm seriously never going to wear one!

I surf, hang out on the beach quite a bit, drive a camper van!

I live in jeans, stripy tops , Gillet or hoody.

My idea of smartening up is removing the Gillet, replacing with a black cardy and a scarf.......
Ladies I think I need your help.....

JennySense Wed 10-Apr-13 14:44:08

Firstly sort out what colours suit you best and then select a set of 2-3 neutral colours to base your wardrobe around.

You could do:
Neutral wool/jersey trousers
Posh jeans
casual jeans

Day skirt
evening skirt

neutral x 3 sweaters/cardigans
neutral shirt/blouse
neutral tanks/tees
evening top


Accessories like scarves in a "pop" colour.
Day bag
evening bag

It's about having clothes which work with each other for maximum flexibility.

Today I'm wearing
Charcoal rib tights
black patent flats
black jersey dress
grey tank underneath [as dress has deep V]
stone cardigan with large red brooch

Tomorrow I can change the tank to a bright pink one and wear a dark grey cardi and black tights with the same black dress...

Jammygal Wed 10-Apr-13 16:10:14

Thanks that is a top starting point....I do need some good smart posh expensive jeans ....any recommendations for a curvy 10/12 ????

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