clockwise from top left: Miss KG shoes, Mango Jacket, Kin by John Lewis dress, Essie nail polish, Russell and Bromley flats, J Crew handbag, Kate Spade bangle, J Crew tippi sweater
In my last grown up wardrobe post I took stock of all my work clothes to work out what I had, and importantly what I needed. Now it's coming to the fun part - writing a shopping list! Almost all my work clothes are in shades of blue, white, black and grey, with a little bit of pink and orange in there so it isn't too dull. I will make sure to stick to this colour scheme when shopping, to ensure anything new I purchase goes with everything I already own.
The above are examples of items which would fit into my shopping list, but this is definitely a list I will be crossing off over a number of months, rather than going out tomorrow to puchase everything linked above (I wish I could afford that!)
My shopping list consists of:
2 pairs of shoes - one pair of flats, one pair of wedges or low comfortable heels
2 jackets - one black/navy, one in a lighter fabric for summer
1 new skirt - preferably a knee length pencil skirt in a fabric which is wearable all year round
3-4 new tops - ideally three quarter length sleeves in a jersey fabric or anything which doesn't wrinkle!
1-2 new dresses - knee length, again should need minimal ironing.
1 new handbag - grey or black and big enough to carry all my crap around!
1 new cardigan - grey or black
As mentioned previously I am trying to spend a little bit more on my clothes, and take a step up in terms of quality (and price, le sigh) in the hopes that my things stay looking nice for longer. Brands I will be looking at are J Crew, Cos, & Other Stories, Hobbs, Jaeger, Jigsaw, Uniqlo and John Lewis (I love their Kin range). If you have any other suggestions of where to look though, I'd really welcome them.