Styling Tip for today…don’t spend too much on on-trend pieces, as often they can be worn this season but do not carry well into another. Thankfully over recent seasons we have seen many trends stick around, moving smoothly into the next season with an added touch, but ultimately meaning we can re-wear and still keep up with the trends.
Our wardrobe is generally filled with a mixture of basics, workwear, dressy and casual styles, and a selection of pieces that were bought on a whim, fitting in with a seasonal trend, but that we no longer really wear.
My worst shopping habit is that I never plan to buy. I am that person who buys things on a whim – but as soon as I buy, I integrate the piece into my wardrobe (labels straight off and worn the next day!!). I am proud to say I have worn everything in my wardrobe at least three times (many pieces have been worn hundreds of times *see my 15 year old shirt on Instagram;) ). I also do not spend a lot of money on any one piece, I often seem to get lucky with my purchases.
And so to a few on trend pieces introduced to my wardrobe over the last month or so.
First up…my new trainers, bought in the Next Outlet minutes before our movie was about to begin in the Omniplex;) I eyed up the Stan Smith version when they first came out but I didn’t have a place for them in my wardrobe then, so paying over £70 just wasn’t worth it. I recently saw them on a pre-loved site I follow for £50 but still couldn’t do it. They are a velcro close, something I knew I may fall out of love with. So at £10 (from the Next Outlet), I happily made a brand compromise!
Next, my new trousers. Wide legged trousers have always been a favourite of mine, even though I spend most of my time now in skinnies. So whenever they are revived on the catwalks, I happily pick them up. But these are sports luxe so have to be carefully styled. These are also from Next and purchased on the sale for £12!
Worn dressy with my Gucci style loafers (bought in Topshop for £7 in the New Year sale).
Or casual with one of my favourite printed t-shirts made by local designer, Gordon Donaldson.
And finally for now, on a wander around Forestside I dandered into Warehouse to have a look at their final sale items (always look out for this sign!). I noticed this cold shoulder top, the perfect transitional piece as the weather brightens up. Marked down to £8, an extra 20% off. A bargain! You may notice in the photo that the straps are a little long for me (I am quite short between neck and bust) but this didn’t stop the purchase – a quick stitch will easily fix this!
Any bargains you have got lucky with recently?