Going For The Basics
Till recently, I was stuck in a bit of a style rut. You may have read here that I didn't really know what was going on, but I know I needed a change. After I wrote that post I basically threw all my clothes away which was therapeutic to say the least, but left me with not many clothes to work with.
I knew that I wanted a more streamlined wardrobe, and I wanted it to be as fuss free as possible. I hate spending time thinking about what to wear and then working out what looks good with what.
So I headed over to H&M, Zara and Topshop to figure out what uniform I wanted.
I know that I love black jeans, that's a given. So first things first, I purchased some Topshop Leigh jeans. I mean, they're just a staple no? Can you even call them jeans? They're more like denim look leggings - but comfy non-the-less.
Speaking on comfy, I have also fallen in love with the ease and comfort of simple thin knits. They work so well for nipping to the pub for lunch, or running errands, but they also look great for work tucked into an A-line skirt or some tailored trousers.
I picked up a couple of black ones and a grey, but am already eyeing up the blush pink and the navy blue. I can see myself wearing them right through the year, as they're thin enough for breezy british summer - so I won't be too cold nor too warm. Equally, they will be good when it is much much colder layered under some of my thicker coats.
I couldn't help myself after watching too many of Anna's videos, I found myself wearing more and more shirts. I just like that whole relaxed but put together vibe she pulls off. I have been wearing the same black sheer shirt for ages, so I thought it was about time I invested in a couple more. I picked up another black one but in more of a cotton material. Finally, I thought I would be really brave and got two white shirts. One slouchy, kind of pyjama style and one longer more boxy sheer shirt.
Paired with leather trousers or black jeans, some smart shoes and gold accents - perfect day to night look! Sometimes, you really can't go wrong with the basics.