Capsule Wardrobe Wishlist: Warehouse frill hem trousers (similar here) Slouchy separates (similar here and here) tapestry boots (similar here) ASOS brooches (similar here) ASOS velvet trousers (here) Topshop Boutique raw hem jeans (here) and block heel ankle boots (similar here)
After my last post on social media, I took a couple of days off from the blog to enjoy the Bank Holiday and a trip back home. Albeit very brief, it was nice to step away from a computer screen for a little while; I actually took my computer with me but didn't even get it out of my backpack!
I feel a little more refreshed now and, whilst the weather is still lovely and I'm definitely not ready to let go of the summer just yet, the approach of September reminded me that I'm one month off a YEAR of the capsule wardrobe project. My first post on the challenge makes for interesting reading and I love seeing how the pieces that I invested in back then are still bringing me enjoyment, even though most of the autumn/winter pieces remain packed away for now.
The most exciting part of having a capsule wardrobe has been, for me at least, plotting what I would like to buy for the season ahead. Call this the Virgo organisational side of my brain, but nothing is nicer (to me) than sorting through my wardrobe and then finding the items I want to wear for the season ahead. This season looks to be exactly my cup of tea as well, with the bag lady chic trend one to watch. I always consider my style to be a cross between Alexa Chung (natch) and a little old French lady. Sensible heels and loafers, cashmere cardigans, slouchy pegged trousers and statement boots are all part of my armoury and I can't wait to start wearing them, despite my longing for the sunshine to stay forever.
Hits this season have come from several of my go-to brands, as well as the chazza; Finery, Topshop Boutique and ASOS are all looking fearsome and simple looks can be easily updated with pins, brooches, badges, body harnesses and jewellery. Footwear is also a key feature, with tapestry and jacquard making their way on to boots and heels being represented in marble, bone effect and clear and coloured perspex. Fabrics are also key; clean indigo denim sits next to plush velvets and silky leathers, whilst taffeta's and chiffon's provide a feminine edge.
What are you looking forward to picking up for the season ahead?