I bet I’m not the only woman who has a wardrobe fit to burst yet still opens it and struggles to pick an outfit, right? For work I tend to have a few outfits on rotation, even though there’s no dress code and I can wear what I like. But it’s easy to get into a rut and sometimes it feels like my work outfit choices are gradually diminishing simply because things get buried in drawers or hidden under heaving hangers. So every now and then I like to take a load of things out and remind myself of what I have, and try to get more wear out of it. A good place to start was this jacket which I bought on eBay. It has a mix of browns, blue, teal and cream so it’s very versatile. It’s also a good quality piece as it’s from the M&S Per Una Speziale range.
I was going to wear a teal top underneath but the only one I have is very frilly and it looked too fussy, so I chose a simple khaki silk top instead. Brown and khaki is not a colour combination I’m usually drawn to: blues and reds make up a significant proportion of my wardrobe, but these Asos trousers have become a work wardrobe staple as they’re super comfortable and don’t crease too much.
I don’t often wear a long necklace but I tried this one I’d bought years ago (but never worn) and to my surprise I really liked it.
I’m a big fan of a statement necklace but this top calls for something more understated. I don’t often wear a long necklace but I tried this one I’d bought years ago (but never worn) and to my surprise I really liked it. Inspired to do a bit more digging in the back of the wardrobe for forgotten treasures, I pulled out a pair of suede teal sandals with a yellow butterfly on – pretty but not all that comfortable! I bought the tan Ri2k bag on eBay too – I had it in black and used it so much that it started falling to bits! Now I like to rotate my handbags…I just have to remember to move all my essentials over too and not leave my purse or phone at home!
Do you have so much that you forget what you’ve got in the wardrobe or do you re-evaluate and have a purge every so often? I’d love to hear any tips you have for staying organised…let me know in the comments!
Jacket: Per Una Speziale (I love this one and also this cropped one), M&S, top: James Perse (this is very similar but I found a cheaper version), trousers: Asos (similar), bag: Ri2k, shoes: Bronx (I love the chunky heel on these sandals and these budget friendly ones with a lower heel and closed toe , necklace: Past Times, ring: Pia, watch: Lancaster (similar), sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli.
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