This is where South Molton St Style should hopefully be quite helpful. I started this blog to help me cleanse and refine my wardrobe - and in truth I am probably the laziest girl in the world so needed an easy-peasy way to make sure I always looked half decent. I crave a wardrobe where I can dress in 2 minutes and look like I have just read this month's Elle and have spent hours outfit planning/reading street style blogs. (If my boss is reading this, I haven't/don't - for the record).
I had a million of the same thing, and if I had a £1 for every top I'd bought on a whim that still had the tag on, I'd be on a beach right now. So, here is a home for the wardrobe pieces that I think help frame the perfect wardrobe. I am all for British style, so where I can I'll be using British designers. HERE IS THE LIST OF DREAMS!
A coat collection is an absolute essential, particularly if you are from England as our weather is
Blazers/Jackets - You will need:
an LBB (little black blazer). navy blazer. a leather biker jacket. a tweed/twill box jacket . a boucle jacket
a black pair of denims . 1 dark blue pair of denims . 1 white pair of denims. 1 pair of boyfriend fit denims
You'll also need:
. a pair of leather trousers. a pair of chino/khaki coloured trousers
Make sure they fit you. By this I mean get the size you can bend in, but sticks to your leg (only buy skinny styles so your heels look solid with them). Baggy jeans aren't cool, but neither are muffin tops.
a black maxi skirt . a sequinned skirt . a pair of denim shorts
Tops - You will need:
Now obviously you'll need quite a few of these, but here are a few that you really do need to own to replicate British style - and more to the point, pieces that you can safely rest in investing in as they'll never go out of trend. (ps: I am aware that a breton tee is a French look, but hey so are macaroons and ours taste the best).
Dresses - You will need:
Shoes - You will need:
I bet this is the same story as the T shirts - you have hundreds but wear a handful regularly. Let me try and break all the options down in to a few that are worth investing in: (obviously you need more, but these are the ones worth really spending on)
. 2 pairs of Ballet pumps - you should own two pairs; a neutral/black pair and a coloured pair for summer
. 1 pair of Sandals - these should be classics - suitable for work as much as a holiday
. 2 pairs of stilettos - one light one dark (perhaps even a case for 3, with a black and a navy)
. 1 pair of trainers/gym shoes - for the weekends, remember you aren't a PE teacher so go for a style that is socially acceptable