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Please can we talk about "key" clothing (I don't mean "vital"..)

(15 Posts)
SeymourButz Sat 17-Jan-09 18:41:06

by that term. For me a "key " piece of clothing is one where it opens up loads of new outfits.

Podrick Sat 17-Jan-09 18:45:20

I think that completely depends on your body shape and on what you already own, surely?

SeymourButz Sat 17-Jan-09 18:57:31

yes, sure, just wondering what people have found these to be in the past.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 17-Jan-09 18:58:45

Has one item of clothing ever transformed your wardrobe in that way?? Dunno, certainly hasn't mine.

Bumping thread cos I'd like examples!

Podrick Sat 17-Jan-09 19:00:34

For me it is short tie front cardigans
in different colours like the ones in Kew and also jewellery.

Oh yes and good knee boots

tattycoram Sat 17-Jan-09 19:01:39

new shoes or boots can do that, I can't think of anything else tho

SeymourButz Sat 17-Jan-09 19:04:32

AH well i was thinking of my new knee boots.

uberalice Sat 17-Jan-09 19:04:43

Knee length boots changed my life.

saadia Sat 17-Jan-09 19:06:10

This winter I have found that a pair of well-cut wool trousers in a dark neutral colour have been very versatile as they go well with all my jumpers and cardigans and blouses.

I also like long cardigans and pashmina-type shawls/stoles as they can liven up an outfit.

Dark blue jeans are always useful and go with so many things.

SeymourButz Sat 17-Jan-09 19:11:04

OH yes to well cut wool trousers. Do that smart cas thing well.

BikeRunSki Sat 17-Jan-09 20:11:13

When I saw "I don't mean vital" I thought you meant tops and things with keyholes cut out!

Agree with the knee boots thing.

hidetheribbons Sat 17-Jan-09 21:18:04

Patterned and coloured tights
Denim skirts (go with everything)
Vest tops - to wear under things that are low cut,as nearly everything is

cass66 Sat 17-Jan-09 21:43:59

yes, was going to say finding a denim skirt that flattered my size 18 frame. and nice knee length boots. In fact I often base an outfit around shoes or boots.

SeymourButz Sat 17-Jan-09 22:31:33

adn the layering items yes well done

denim skirt too

fin42 Sun 18-Jan-09 22:03:12

Long-sleeved T-shirts in a variety of different colours, I've bought a few pretty cheaply over the last year or so and find I wear them under nearly everything at the moment.

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