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I have completely cleared out my wardrobe. Anything that didn't fit, didn't like the colour/style, etc has gone. I need to start again, and only buy things that I'll wear/fit well. What are your wardrobe must haves? I'm thinking:
Bottoms Slim/skinny jeans (5 pairs?) Skirts (3 or 4) Dresses (5) Other trousers (3 pairs) Cropped for Summer (2 pairs) Comfortable around the house trousers * Tops*
No idea here, long sleeve/short sleeve, patterned, plain. Cardigans (4) Jumpers (not a priority as Summer on way) Hoodies (2)
Is this sounding like a good start? I think I need to browse eBay (on maternity leave.......small budget), though I'm thinking jeans would be better buying from a shop for fit.
Causal shoes. Well I always have a pair of ballet pumps and I like the snow leopard print because it goes with anything. Ditto some street shoes again in a pattern like for example camouflage. Now this is because patterns don't suit me in block they make me look too mumsy so I accessorise in patterns instead. I also go for a heavy block heal ankle boot. High and a style that is a little biker or rock. Those go with skinnys and also tight dresses and skirts (but I leave the zip a bit undone, it's looks more cool iyswim) hope that helps!
Cashmere jumpers and cardigans in neutral colours plain white shirts in linen, silk and cotton plain coloured silk shirts skinny jeans x 3 long length striped tees and plain tees silk or linen skirts for summer maxi dresses for summer jersey dresses for winter
Shoes are another bugbear! Especially as my feet have grown after having 2 children. Who knew that was actually possible?! I have fallen slightly in love with Palmaira sandals, but not sure about almost £50. Next have similar styles, but only 2 colours. Winter, though, I live in boots, and occasionally ballet pumps.
For me (a result of learning over the years what I will and won't actually wear) -
Bottoms: *Good blue jeans, good black jeans in both straight/flare and skinny. *Tailored black trousers with slight flare. *Black and navy wide leg pants. *Black leggins for winter inside wellies, etc. *Navy and black mini's. *denim knee length aline skirt. *White cotton aline skirt for summer.
Tops: *Blue and white loose fit cotton shirts (usually from COS). *white and black tees with v neck (again, COS, I find a brand that works and try to keep with it). *Small selection of thin and thick knits in grey, navy, white. *Crop tops and polo necks for layering. *A few cami's and sparkly numbers for nights out.
Dresses: *Mini wrap dress for going out. *black mid length cami dress. *black knee length fit and flare (formal). *floral dress.