At the beginning of each new season start thinking about styling up some outfits the wear over the following months. So how do I go about planning what is going to be part of my Autumn/Wardrobe – firstly I take a look at the trends to what has been on the runway and eventually into the high street stores – I don’t follow trends but I do like to look current but put my own twist on the trend.
Next I take a look at what I already have in my wardrobe and start to create some looks from the pieces I already have and make a note of anything that I would like to update my look. Then with my mental notes in my head I keep a look out for the key items when I wander around the charity and vintage shops – I don’t really think about hitting the high street as I much prefer not to buy into fast fashion but also I prefer the individual style and the thrill of finding a designer look alike for less and of course no one else will have the same thing as me!! When buying new pieces I always make sure that everything I buy will go with at least 3 other items in my wardrobe and each is a timeless so I can have it in my wardrobe for years to come and style it up in new ways each season.
I am trying not to buy too many new pieces – or new to me at least because I want to cut down on firstly what I am spending and budget a bit but more importantly I want to cut down on material stuff – I have a wardrobe full of clothes and don’t get to wear all of them so with this in mind I am thinking about doing “the capsule wardrobe challenge” over a period of time to prove that you can do it with colour, pattern and prints and not just bland neutrals.
So here are the new items I bought for Autumn and how I styled them up:
Burgundy wool blazer – Sue Ryder Vintage
Orange silk blouse – Wild Daisy Vintage
Orange Turtle neck sweater – Wild Daisy Vintage
Check trousers – Sue Ryder Vintage
Gold and Brown striped blouse – Sue Ryder Charity Shop Sheringham
Cream and brown A line skirt – Coast Skirt from charity shop, can’t remember which one!!
These are just a few ways that I have styled up my new purchases with existing pieces in the wardrobe. All of the new pieces will go with many more items that I already own and classics that will be part of my wardrobe for many years to come.