Since I had my colours done I have been trying to build a capsule wardrobe for work, to try and make it easier for me to not think about getting myself together each morning. I loved it when we used to be able to wear casual clothes to work. Life was so much easier! Still, I had to smarten up a bit which needed some work. You’ll see from my selection that I’m not big on fashion! I like things that are comfortable, colourful (ish) and practical. And because our office is freezing, warm! My 10 items consist of:
Navy cascade wrap (Kettlewell colours)Sleeveless spotty top (H&M)
Sea green ribbed cardigan (Kettlewell colours)
Aqua cross-over top (Kettlewell colours)
White fine-knit cardigan (TU Sainsburys)
Navy striped top (TU Sainsburys)
Red capri pants (George at Asda)
Purple skirt (Next – although they call it blue!)
Navy bootcut trousers (Next)
Tan loafers (Next)
Not high end by any means but all wash & wear well. I can also mix & match without too much bother from this lot. It certainly does make life easier and once you’ve got in the habit of thinking in this way, it’s easy to keep it updated as and when you need to. Some of these things will be relegated to the summer wardrobe once the weather gets a bit colder and warmer items will switch in. But the principle remains the same. Give it a try!
I’ve been really busy in the house this weekend. Yesterday was spent in the garden as the weather was so nice. We weeded the veg patch and down the side of the path and managed to clear alot of the weeds from the gravelled area. (I cannot WAIT until I never have to weed that bloody gravel again – not long now!) I also had a mammoth floor-cleaning session downstairs so the house was all clean and shiny this morning when we woke up and the weather was foul. Typical!
Anyway, I decided it was long past time that I sorted out my summer clothes and packed away my winter stuff. I know I posted about this before after my “colours” session and waxed lyrical about how I cleared out my entire wardrobe. Well this time I was properly ruthless. I got rid of anything I wouldn’t wear again, no matter how much I liked it. And I had a little separate pile of clothes that are too tight but I really like. If they are still too tight when I do my wardrobe again in late autumn then they will be thrown out too.
My wardrobe is looking a LOT emptier but hopefully it should all be stuff that gets worn now! As a result I have got rid of another 48 items of clothing, 2 pairs of shoes, 4 belts and a hideous silver bag I got free from La Redoute. These items are in my boot and will be dropped off at the Oxfam clothes bank tomorrow on my way home from work 🙂