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Call in the capsule

Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019 4:16pm

I know I mention capsule wardrobes quite a bit on here but that’s because when it comes to saving you time and money, they really are the best.

If, like me, you value your time in the morning and don’t want to be spending time picking out clothes when you could be relaxing with a pre-work coffee or having an extra bit of time in bed, then the capsule wardrobe is the way to go.

Done right it means that no matter what you pull out of your wardrobe, it will more than likely pair up with most other items and that’s because you’ve chosen good basic neutrals and pops of colour in similar tones if the mood so takes you. I’ve really noticed a chill in the air this past week and so I’m finally thinking about how I can keep and warm and stylish for the next couple of months.

One thing I’m definitely looking to purchase is a check print suit. You can look effortlessly stylish in a check suit and it has endless potential when it comes to mixing and matching with other pieces.

Wear it together or as separates, for workwear or dressed down.

It works well with knitwear underneath or lighter roll necks. Go for either a grey or beige base depending on your preference to ensure they work well with all other colours.

Speaking of colour, nothing quite brightens up your winter wardrobe more than some bright knitwear. Lime green, lilac and red are all top choices for Autumn Winter 2019 and means there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a pastel fan or favour something a little bolder.

I’m all for neutrals but knitwear is where you can afford to have a little fun with colour.

I’m also buying lots of printed roll necks from H&M and layering them under my knitwear so you get a pop of print at the neckline and cuff and also look great worn on their own with midi skirts.

Knitwear also helps your favourite midi skirts to make the transition to your winter wardrobe. Pack away super light and floaty ones but keep anything in heavier more structured fabrics or prints with a darker base.

As outerwear is undeniably our biggest winter purchase, then to really get your moneys worth, choose something like a classic camel coat. You want something that you can wear for years to come and that won’t date.

I only recently had to update my camel coat and I can’t even remember when I purchased my first one as it was so long ago, but I was able to get it out of the wardrobe each winter without fail.

I’m also super excited that it's now finally boots and beret weather and having purchased a few berets over the years, I don’t have to make an additional purchase this winter.

Green, red and a light pink have been firm favourites of mine the past few years, as well as a knit beanie in forest green that I wear to death and looks particularly good with a leopard print coat.

I’m also good on the boot front and will be making use of my black Dr Martens for day to day casual wear and my beige, suede slouch boots for dressier wear worn with midi dresses or with my leather look leggings.

That’s also the beauty of working on your capsule wardrobe. It means that every year you have to buy less and less and just replace items when needed.

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