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Capsule wardrobe (fnar!) for the 30 something who doesn't want to look either as if she's trying to be too young or being too mumsy...?
I'm 32. I'm stuck in a style rut. I tend to wear jeans, jeans and more jeans. I'm beginning to realise that I'm a 32 year old dressing as a 22 year old. This is badbad news. Help me! If I had to go out this weekend and buy a capsule wardrobe what should I buy? I'm not a huge fan of the Boden look, like to keep things slightly quirky if possible. Size 16, short, huge norks.
I am 41 and wear Wideleg trouserswith vest/tee and cardigan,great statement type necklace and trendy bag. Knee length skirt with same and boots. Jeans and tee,nice belt,jewellery,jacket either cord or velvet in 'rich' colour,eg purple,teal. Tunic type dress(warehouse good for these) with straighter but not skinny jeans. Jumper dress with boots or tights and Mary Janes. My 'thing' is great jewellery,all high street/craft shop stuff though. Marks,Principles,Accessorize,Topshop all good. I do like Boden but am older than you,and I only go for the plainer,less 'Bodeny' stuff!
Yes, agree with the jewellery plan! Do you go in much for patterns? I've looked at my wardrobe and it's full of weird floral patterns which I've obviously bought at some point in an attempt to be less boring!
Have in past but looking at my newly winter-ised wardrobe most things are plain! I wear brown or greay as a base colour usually in trousers,and cardis/tops in plum,green or teal. Also just bought some knitwear in creamy camel colour which looks great with jeans. Don't wear much black,apart from occasional black trousers with tunic over in muted patterns,have great Warehouse silk one that is black background with purple green and teal pattern. Do have a couple of skirts with bit of pattern on,from White Stuff Great Plains and BodenI think my love of necklaces steers me towards plainer tops tbh!