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What does your wardrobe consist of?

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Jammee Thu 29-Aug-13 21:02:20

My wardrobe is mostly Joules, followed by Fat Face, Jack Wills and Zara.

I just love Joules. I think its the country feel and the animal prints. I'll see something and think "oooh, that's so nice!" It will turn out to be Joules so I'll end up buying it even if I don't need it. I've even kitted DD out with a full Joules nursery set.

Which brands fill your wardrobe and what can't you get enough of?

catham Thu 29-Aug-13 21:03:55

french connection, tons of it, especially dresses which i don't wear hmm then zara which i do wear grin

Jammee Thu 29-Aug-13 21:11:26

Yes! Do all women buy clothes and then never wear them? I do it all the time and I tend not to wear them because I don't like them. Really don't understand why I buy in the first place confused

CointreauVersial Thu 29-Aug-13 22:39:25


Probably mostly M&S and Next, with a sprinkling of Warehouse, Zara, Primark and Boden.

Not a single Joules item, I'm afraid.

mirpuppet Thu 29-Aug-13 23:43:34

Jamee return the clothes.

When I go shopping I put a note in my diary about 25 days out saying return (shop name) (assuming store has 28 day return policy). If I haven't worn it by then back it goes. I admit the returns are a hassle but better my money back (or a gift card) than an item I will never use.)

I also have been keeping a list this year of what I purchased which cut down my spending tremendously.

I love dresses and wear them almost every day. Last 5 dresses purchased from 5 different stores.

DownstairsMixUp Thu 29-Aug-13 23:48:27

I'm the commoner of this thread. Primark ad H&M own all my skinny jeans and tops. Leggings are mainly topshop/river island, shoes are a combo of new look, vans, converse!

lade Fri 30-Aug-13 01:02:07

I like tunic style tops with jeans or leggings.

The brands I like most at the moment are:

Debenhams (Mantaray and Rocha, John Roca)
M&S (Indigo)
White Stuff
Fat Face
Phase Eight
Some Laura Ashley and sometimes Monsoon too.

Skinheadmermaid Fri 30-Aug-13 02:02:00

Almost all my clothes are from primark and markets and occasionally new look and dorothy perkins (when they email discount codes). Anything thats a different brand is from Tk Maxx, charity shops or Ebay.
My very lovely boyfriend bought me a Superdry shirt from TK maxx the other day & i've spend an hour admiring the branding.
I like Topshop, Zara and RI but i can't afford to shop there.

goodasitgets Fri 30-Aug-13 02:59:32

Phase Eight
Dorothy Perkins
New Look

A lot of Joules for riding, and Nike for the gym
Although having found Joules do bedding, my credit card is wincing at me grin

Mominatrix Fri 30-Aug-13 06:50:42

I have a small, very selected wardrobe and have a strict pruning schedule - twice a year, and I get rid of anything I haven't worn for 3 years. This prevents me from making impulse buys.

My wardrobe is, in order of percentage, J crew, J brand, Vanessa Bruno and Isabel Marant.

Jammee Fri 30-Aug-13 07:42:16

Goodasitgets do you have Joules bedding? I found some I really liked; thought it was the nicest thing ever but one pillow case was £20! Needless to say I did not buy it. I'm very jealous of anyone with their gorgeous bedding. Dunelm Mill it is for me envy

I only ever buy things in the sale so I only go shopping once or twice a year and usually end up buying a couple of things at once. I think the fact that something is discounted makes certain things seem nicer than they are, and I can think of at least four regrets in the last few years that have ended up in the clothing bank blush

Monimatrix I don't know any of those brands... I am clearly not a fashionista!

Marylou2 Fri 30-Aug-13 08:10:38

Ooh mominatrix I aspire to all the brands in your wardrobe! Mine is mainly Boden and Gap.

CatAmongThePigeons Fri 30-Aug-13 08:12:59

I am mainly wearing Primark or New Look.

rockybalboa Fri 30-Aug-13 08:15:05

Not a scrap of Joules here! I have a fairly predominant even split of Boden and White Stuff then a smattering of H&M for basics like leggings, vests and long sleeved tshirts for layering. Jeans tend to be New Look as they fit me best.

Annianni Fri 30-Aug-13 08:15:41

Bit of French connection
Bit of J Crew

Nice jeans...

Spookey80 Fri 30-Aug-13 08:28:44

Gap here, I always wait for a code though.
They just suit my lifestyle. I would try to make sure I never wear a whole outfit from them though.
I also like white stuff, jack wills, topshop, some fat face and whistles in the sale.

BeginnerSAHM Fri 30-Aug-13 08:28:44

Whistles, Gap, Zara, French connection, Reiss (work stuff), Uniqlo (jeans and heat tech stuff).

Bumblequeen Fri 30-Aug-13 08:33:38

Nothing fancy here!

New Look
Dorothy Perkins

I would like to shop in;
All Saints
French Connection

wonkylegs Fri 30-Aug-13 08:38:08

A real mix :
George, Tu, jaeger, H&M, Episode, M&S, next, Coast, Phase Eight, Monsoon, AX Paris, Designal, Bench, French Connection, Hobbs, Karen Millen, Jane Norman, Mint Velvet, warehouse, White Stuff, Fat face, Laura Ashley.
And some homemade & vintage stuff.
I'm not bothered by the label I just tend to buy stuff that catches my eye, I used to sew more (kids= less time) but now I just make things if I find a fab fabric or want a specific thing I can't find.
As I'm an annoying shape - short, hour glass (big boobs, tiny waist, unfortunately largish bum), I learnt young to buy stuff that looks good when I find it and to be handy with a sewing machine.

Jammee Fri 30-Aug-13 08:56:14

Wow, Wonky

I cannot sew. I am short and once needed to hem up some trousers so I used duct tape! I'm in awe of anyone who can make or alter clothes and have them look good!

amessagetoyouYoni Fri 30-Aug-13 09:49:02

Loads and loads of dresses from all sorts of places:

My work / smarter dresses are from: Boden , LK Bennett, Phase Eight, Mint Velvet, Wallis, French Connection, Ted Baker, a couple of Next Tall and M&S Autograph ones (dont hate me, MN!) grin and a few dresses from Tesco, which always throws up the odd winner.

Casual and more tarty dressy ones from: Dotty P, River Island, ASOS, Warehouse, Oasis, BooHoo, Very.

At weekends I tend to live in Joules tunics with Topshop leggings or Levi Curve slim leg jeans.

higgle Fri 30-Aug-13 09:55:56

My favourite shops are Jigsaw, Toast and Brora but a bit outside my price range so mainly sale and/or ebay.

Joules, Fatface, Whistles, Phase eight, Uniqlo, Superdry, Boden a few bits and pieces from all of these. jeans are mainly supermarket or Next as I'm losing weight at the moment and will buy something special when I'm at target.

All this is supplemented by odd bits of Tu, Primark, Top Shop, H&M and River Island + bits of vintage this and that.

Shoes - Duo, Clarks, Boden, and Shoon + a pair of the much derided Ash trainers.

Bumblequeen Fri 30-Aug-13 10:21:27

As I am nearer to 40 than 30 I would like a more refined and stylish wardrobe. I would rather not shop in the same stores as teens/those in early twenties. I do not like a lot of the styles and tbh they do not all suit me.

BiddyPop Fri 30-Aug-13 10:31:07

Lots of Anne Taylor (a US brand) as the cut of the clothes suits my shape.

Lots of GAP, H&M, M&S (mainly autograph) bits mixed in.

But then I also have a few bits each from lots of others. Some nice dresses from Coast, a couple from AWear, tops from Fat Face, some stuff from Oasis, and random (but well thought through and working as a whole) bits from independent labels and boutiques.

Eclectic is my middle name...

GraduallyGoingInsane Fri 30-Aug-13 10:36:39

My wardrobe consists of Marks and Spencer, Gap, French Connection, bits of Boden, Zara, Reiss for posh frocks..

Workwear is almost all Jigsaw, Thomas Pink, Hobbs and Jaeger. Mostly acquired in sales. Clarks and M&S for shoes.

The DDs wardrobes are stocked with Abercrombie, Jack Wills, Hollister, H&M, I avoid them!

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