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People with style - help me construct an autumn capsule wardrobe!
I'll help 🙂 I would suggest starting with a neutral capsule. With your figure I would suggest keeping stuff fitted on the bottom and slouchier on the top.
If you have a bit of a stomach then denim leggings from Next are excellent as they are high waisted but clingy to show off your legs. Layer one of their longline vests over the top and then it smooths everything out and lets you wear shorter tops/jumpers.
Phase Eight is really good for longline or asymmetric jumpers. Also Poetry. White Company too.
Shoes wise I think a neutral pair of converse, a pair of loafers and low heeled ankle boots will give you plenty of options. Aldo, Hudson and Mint Velvet are good for boots and shoes- as are Jigsaw.
There is a really nice layering slouchy cashmere roll neck jumper in the sale on Pure at the moment.
If this is the sort of thing you are after will get you some links 🙂
OP, I am 6ft and a 10/12 but I am not stylish in the slightest. I like Long Tall Sally for jeans (36" leg) and have lots of their long sleeve jerseys, a couple of their long tunic jumpers, Next Tall leggings and Dorothy Perkins Tall jeggings.
Squash - I love your suggestions. Where are the knee high brown boots in the first photo from? I also adore the black dress and boots photo.
I will look at next demin leggings today. I sort of hate skinny jeans/jeggings as they are never comfy so i was hoping you'd say they are now passé but if they aren't I will continue to try and embrace them.
What do we think of this cashmere jumper? Is it too colourful? I know you said neutral but I wondered about a splash of colour:
Squash you are amazing! All of those things l like and you make it sound like a new wardrobe should be effortless! .? I need you in my life or a new capsule wardrobe. I would love the money and confidence just to start from scratch. I turn Fifty in a few weeks and would love to not worry about clothes and just feel fantastic in everything l want to wear.