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Meant to add - need casual non-work clothes as well, normally wear dark skinny jeans and layered tops. Do I just throw everything out and start again? If I'm honest with myself I only like a very small percent of my wardrobe. Thoughts please x
Ooh, will keep track of this thread! I need a much more organised and streamlined / less cluttered wardrobe in terms of the selection of clothes I have. Currently pregnant with second child so by next summer, I'd like to have done a complete wardrobe overhaul! Tips on how to do it successfully would be good!
Me too, I'm pregnant and have packed away most of my clothes which now don't fit me and won't fit for another four months. I was absolutely astonished at how many things I had, it is totally out of hand and I need to really get a grip on keeping a functional but small range of clothes I actually wear in future.
Am currently trying to create a small maternity "capsule" wardrobe rather than buy even more stuff which will only fit me for a few months - it's amazing how little I really need!
I have long boots in black and brown. 2 pairs stretchy maternity jeggings. Loads of vest tops, loads of long sleeved tops (need to get rid of the ones I don't wear much), a few tunics and dresses to go over everything and cover my bum. Couple of long cardigans, good winter coat. That's all I've worn for months now.
What is your budget? Difficult to pick out actual items without knowing budget.
The classic capsule wardrobe as "invented" in the 1970s is mix and match in terms of colours and aims for quality rather than quantity. The aim is to wear each item lots in a variety of different ways.
two pairs of jeans two pairs of trousers two skirts a jumper a cardigan two plain tops two camisole tops 1 little black dress 1 day dress a dark blazer two scarves if you wear them two belts flat/lower heel shoes high heeled shoes boots two bags - black and brown a decent coat.
These should be your core investments pieces so go for quality in classic tailoring.
You then play around with the combos. As long as you have gone for neutrals this should give you lots of different combinations.