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?