Saturday, 31 October 2015

Creating outfits from my capsule wardrobe.

I've been so excited with my new purchases that I've been grateful for the cooler weather here in Spain, as it has meant I could wear some of them over the last few days. I loved the fact that when Maria of Looking Stylish created the capsule wardrobe for me, she took my existing wardrobe neutrals into consideration to make my new clothes more versatile.




 

Of course I can't afford to throw away half of my wardrobe, so my Autumn capsule includes several older items of clothing as well as my new purchases. In photo one, I am wearing my new Gold top with a pair of chocolate jeggings and I'm using one of my many scarves to link the two.  Photo two shows my new sand cardigan and trousers with a brown Kettlewell top and a splash of turquoise to liven up the neutrals.

The third photo illustrates how I can jazz up navy jeans and a navy and white striped top with a silk gold scarf that I bought in Greenwich market when I was staying in London. Next is my new olive top with the sand trousers, however I could also have worn it with my chocolate jeggings. Finally, I wore my chocolate lace top with the sand trousers and gold accessories.

I hope that this post demonstrates how you can mix and match both new and older items of clothing to create different outfits. In the photos above I am wearing five new pieces and four old ones, plus an old scarf and my newest purchase. Even if you aren't able to buy any new clothes, you can still create different outfits by mixing and matching existing clothes in new ways. I think one of the reasons why so many women become bored with their wardrobes is that they fall into the trap of always wearing the same combinations of tops and bottoms. Why don't you try out some new outfits over the weekend?

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  1. Great new looks. I love #1, and the olive top is wonderful.

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    1. Thanks. I've not worn any yellow or gold tops in recent years. Maria suggested a top in this colour, which I couldn't find in the shops, however when I tried this particular top on I loved it. In fact I'm wearing it whilst typing this! Maria included the olive top in my capsule too - and I didn't hesitate to buy it as I do like olive.

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  2. Nice outfits using existing and new pieces! If you make any changes I would suggest bolder necklaces for the last two. You have certainly successfully evolved your style.

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    1. Thanks, Juhli. The olive top has sequins round the neckline, which is why I didn't wear a necklace with it. Maybe statement earrings would improve the look?

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  3. Sorry Sue but I can't comment on Juhli's blog - so to Juhli and Sue - I love the cardigan too. I understand that both have you have warm, soft palettes except that one has deeper colours in her palette than the other. I suspect that you will learn a lot from each other and both flower cardigans are wonderful. I am looking forward to seeing this new cardigan (Juhli) flourish! Carol S

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    1. ps Sue you look great in all your outfits.

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    2. Thanks, Carol. I have passed on your comment to Juhli. Yes, I am warm, soft and deep at the moment as my hair is dark. This will obviously change once I am totally grey - but I'm not giving in to that yet!

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    3. Thank you. I am currently warm soft and light (dark blonde with grey eyes and honey skin) with one day moving into grey so I a interested in yours and Juhli's journey. Carol S

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  4. WOW! Sue your new colour scheme looks wonderful. I notice your face before your clothes, then am delighted to see your style shining through. Well done! It is very time consuming to update your style but SO worth it in money saved and confidence gained. Can't wait to see what you get up to next.

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    1. Thank you so much Judy! I'll be posting more photos of outfits over the next few weeks, as I've decided to participate in the No Repeat November challenger. Regular readers of this blog will know how much I enjoy a challenge!

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