Although normally a ‘black, white and grey’ kinda gal, in the last few months I have become a little bit obsessed with softer, neutral tones such as browns, creams, pinks and nudes. Having never owned a brown piece of clothing before (I’m pretty sure) I now own a brown sweater, dress, skirt, 2 x brown boots, trousers and another sorta browny gold sweater. I finding these tones more ‘easy’ and calming, if that makes any sense at all.
For today’s post, I decided to style up a few outfits in preparation for building my new Spring Capsule Wardrobe. I have been thinking about it all week, styling outfits on my Smart Closet App, but I wanted to be able to share the process with you guys too, so here it is.
- Brown Cashmere Sweater, Vintage Shop £10
- Brown Slip Dress, Depop £8
- Black Corduroy Jumpsuit *New in, People Tree, £15 (sample sale)
- Light Wash Mom Jeans, very old River Island
- Pink Oversized Knit, BHF Charity Shop £3
- Cream 100% Silk Shirt, Scope Charity Shop £12
- Grey Poloneck Top, very old Forever21
- Check Blazer (kinda oversized), Sue Ryder Charity Shop €3
- Flat Black Boots, Depop £15
- Nude Slingback Heels *New in for Spring from Depop £14
- To get me through the colder weather I literally layer polo necks under everything. It’s really flattering to wear a high neck top under a v-neck jumpsuit or dress. I added the slingback heels to dress the look up but this, and every other look would look great with either pair of shoes.
- This would be a very sexy but understated look for date night (or layer a top underneath for daytime). I love the juxtaposition of the masculine over-sized blazer with the slinky dress and heels.
- Jeans and a sweater is a pretty regular outfit of mine. It’s great for work or casual days and depending on the footwear can be dressy (slingbacks) or casual (boots).
- My silk shirt is a great alternative to a more corporate crisp shirt, as it’s lovely and relaxed and effortless looking. Teamed with jeans and a small heel, it’s the perfect work to drinks to whatever outfit.
- Wearing dresses as skirts is a great way to get more wears out of your dresses. Throw on a jumper over your dress and maybe add a belt to give more of a skirt illusion.
- Likewise, throwing a jumper over a jumpsuit gives you an extra pair of trousers for your wardrobe.
- And finally, wearing a blazer buttoned up completely, can add a different kind of top to your wardrobe. Wear it belted for a very street-style inspired look.