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14 February 2016

Shopping my wardrobe for Spring

This Spring I want to have a plan that I can stick to instead of buying a whole lot of stuff randomly. So I thought the best way to start would be to looks at the classic, basic pieces that are already in my wardrobe. In my head this means that anything I buy for spring this year will perfectly slot in with what I've got.....although now I've put that down in black and white this could go horribly wrong! 
I've put together 3 looks that are all pretty interchangeable with one another, I love a bit of mix'n'match! ;0) These are all things that I either have or that I've have found a good alternative for that can be purchased currently.










So these are the basics I'm looking to build on this season. This has the potential to be a great start to the capsule wardrobe I am trying to work towards. I would be really interested to hear what you would add to these basics? I'm toying with the idea of loafer or quirky ballet flat as an alternative to my trainers. I'd also like to throw a good denim shift into mix things up a bit. I've popped a Mom jean in here, although I have boyfriends but my mission is to try the Mom style in Topshop this week.

I am getting to the stage where I am totally bored of my winter clothes, even though I have invested in a few transitional bits I'm still finding a chore to try and out looks together at the moment. Here's the evidence.......



Zara coat, past season similar here
Uniqlo Merino charcoal v-neck sweater, here
Topshop shirt, similar here
H&M Jeans, past season similar here
Converse hi-tops, here
Topshop bag, similar here
H&M hat, here


M&S coat, past season similar here
H&M Breton, here
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
Converse hi-tops, here



Topshop jacket, past season similar here
Brave Soul shirt, past season similar here
Zara t-shirt, similar here
Zara jeans, past season similar here
Nike blazers, here
M&S Manbag, similar here



Primark bomber faux leather sleeve jacket, past season similar here
Donna Ida sweater, similar here
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
Nike Blazers, here


Urban Outfitters BDG parka, sold out similar here
Topshop sweater, via eBay similar here
Zara jeans, past season similar here
Nike Blazers, here
Topshop bag, similar here


Topshop coat, past season similar here
Topshop sweater, via eBay similar here
Topshop Cain jeans, here
Topshop boots, via eBay, similar here

Have you started to plan your spring wardrobe yet? Have you got a plan and a wish list on the go? Any trends you are going to invest in this season? I would love to know!

Half term is finally here for us! Yipee! We are going to be grabbing a couple of days away down in Devon, hoping this will blow away the cobwebs and that I will have an idea of what I need to add to my capsule for Spring!

Be back soon!

12 comments:

  1. Some fab ideas for Spring Michelle, fingers crossed its just round the corner & we can pack the thermals away soon.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Thanks Jane.....I'm hoping this little exercise will get me inspired for spring! Fingers crossed the weather perks up as that will get us all a bit more in the mood too xx

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  2. This week has been earmarked to do a wardrobe clear out, after which I'm hoping I'll have a better idea of what I do (or don't!!) need! Great post. Have fun in Devon x

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    1. Having a good clearout is an excellent place to start Helen. Once you can see the wood for the trees puts your wardrobe into perspective. Now I've covered most of the classics I'm looking for a few different pieces to perk my wardrobe up with....wish me luck as I'm not so keen on some of the trends this year xx

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  3. Fab post, Michelle! Ve had enough of my winter wardrobe too. I'm definitely ready for spring. I'm currently clearing out my wardrobe and it does feel good to be getting thud of things I don't live. I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe, but I just don't think I could do it! Lynne xx

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    1. Thank you Lynne! I'm the same as you and constantly trying to whittle my wardrobe down. I've resigned myself to the fact it will never be a small capsule wardrobe but it's definitely a lot more manageable than it was this time last year. It will always be a work in progress xx

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  4. Love this post, thanks Michelle. Have my eye on that first Topshop shackett now. Love it & love these looks x

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    1. Thank you Juanita! The shackett is such a useful jacket, to be honest I have 3 slightly different ones! A lightweight khaki, the heavier one I'm wearing with the red check shirt and and camouflage one too! I would definitely recommend investing in one! xx

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  5. Your first sentence made me laugh - that's the hope I have every season, and then I always fail miserably!! I'm hoping that moving into a house with bigger wardrobes will help me to see better what I already have, and allow me to do a bit of wardrobe shopping of my own - great idea! Xx

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  6. Liking the leopard print boots - wondering if I can justify them as part of a new (capsule) wardrobe?

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    1. I would have to say the leopard print boots are a must for the capsule wardrobe....I have worn them so much! They can most certainly be justified! xx

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  7. Lol I never plan my wardrobe for any season, just wear the same stuff over and over again and add bits here and there. Mind you, I have a lot of stuff, it's not like I'm rotating the same four skirts week in week out.

    I couldn't do the capsule wardrobe thing so I'll watch yours with interest :)

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