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I've been living in primark and new look-eque clothing and shoes for the last few years, (going back to work after maternity leave.. changing body shape etc, so used to just grab whatever off the shelf),whereas I work alongside polished women who wear laboutins every day. Have decided to get my act together. I tend to rotate only a few items of clothing anyway out of laziness not having the time to go through my wardrobe every day, so I am confident I can do the capsule thing quite easily.. I just want the clothing to be a bit more stylish and better quality (am thinking high-end high st stuff).
So I've seen a pair of good quality ballet pumps in Jones (cant do heels), so will start with those.
Next i want to get myself 3 pairs of trousers, in black, navy and grey. I usually end up with wide legged trousers (which make me look even more short and fat), or I get skinny trousers.. which make me look like a little girl. I would like to find straight legged trousers in natural but durable fabrics. Anyone know of any out there at the moment? I'm 5ft 2, and am a size 10/12 pear shape.
I also plan to get myself a real pashmina, i think that might help create the quality look i'm trying to achieve..
Not sure about what to do in terms of tops yet.. I have large-ish boobs, and I like to cover my backside.. want neutral colours/designs, seeing as i'll only be interchanging a few tops at a time.
have discovered that I already own few accessories that I can add to finish the look
Just been in monsoon, saw a pair of trousers that come in black or navy.. look smart, crease down middle (that i'll probably iron out over time..). The material is made up of polyester, acrylic, and viscose however (i'm sure it said elastine too).... that can't be good right? I really dont know how to keep smart black trousers looking black, and looking smart. Any tips on good fabrics and how to look after, and would be most welcome.. thanks
Do you need to wear trousers? I find trousers the hardest thing to buy and I think if you are short and you want to cover your backside you would need heels to make it work. Depends how smart you need to be and your budget. I think a knee length skirt with flats and a shirt can look more expensive and would be more flattering. But would that be practical for your job?