Sunday 17 January 2016

Out With The Old, In With The New

There's always a time for a classic little black dress. Going against popular belief, the LBD is a great option for a warm summers day. I’m not one to usually wear short dresses especially for a night, out so much prefer to style for a day out with a good pair of flats. For work, brogues or loafers are usually my go to shoe, as have to commute on a daily basis. I usually have a tight connection between my two trains so the flats make me get a move on way too early in the day! I usually find this type of footwear isn’t always the most flattering for my height, but starting to accept it as I pin more and more casual tailored looks onto my Pinterest boards. Over the last few weeks, I have had a big wardrobe overhaul. I am actually pretty good at sorting through and organising the racks every couple of weeks, but now we are into a New Year it seemed the perfect time to reduce the styles I want to wear for a more minimal 2016.

Here are just a few things I have done to free up space:

1. Currently swapping the heels out for more loafers and brogues. High shoes are not worn enough to be the main style within my closet. They are great for nights and styled with tailored pieces that need a touch more height (eg. wide legged pants and flares) but not for my everyday.
2. Overhaul of jackets. Ones to keep - Blazers, trench coats and double breasted jackets. For the likes of Kimonos and denim, they unfortunately just don’t fit with my tailored style anymore and just aren’t that flattering.
3. Filtering the playsuits and jumpsuits. I have so many that just aren’t comfortable or simple enough. I love a good jumpsuit, but sometimes I buy one for the hanger appeal and not the feel or comfort. I had so many beautiful styles but unfortunately they just weren’t wearable for everyday. 
4. Time to bin the boho jewellery. It’s all about dainty jewellery that's eye catching, and a good timepiece. Less is more right? Just before moving to Sydney, I loved statement necklaces and beads, but over the last year have been replaced by slinkier arm wear and bolder designs.

I have also been investing in more high end pieces that will last me for years to come. In December, my Baby Audrey Celine’s were high on my wish list, so decided to treat myself! I’d like to be able to do this every couple of months as my wardrobe becomes more wearable for everyday.

Would love to know how you’ve all cleaned out your wardrobes for a fresh New Year and what’s high on your wish list this year. I have a feeling I will be spending more of my hard earned cash as the months tick by! 

Shop the look:

Third Form Dress: SHOP HERE (currently on sale)
Beaucoops Brogues: SHOP HERE (currently on sale)

Photo credit to Jiawa Liu from Beige Renegade blog

1 comment:

  1. I am not allowed to wear heels to work (carpet = an ohs issue apparently), so I have a few pairs of brogues and loafers that I rotate with or without a black sock as a statement. I love them, I think it is kinda grounding in a way that a heel is not. Love these shots. I hope you had a nice visit!
    xx Jenelle


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