Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Shirt Dress and Biker Jacket

 Oh I do love a good shirt dress, in fact it seems to be all I'll wear of late.
I think it's the comfort they bring and the non necessity to suck it all in, as at the moment I can't bear the thought of anything clingy.. it could be to do with the winter pounds I just can't seem to shed, or that in my 30's I am opting for comfort more than ever.
Working from home and being a mum means most of my clothes these days need to be comfortable and practical. But that doesn't mean staying in my pj's all day, nope I still love getting dressed each day but am orbiting the more relaxed vibes. Shirt dresses like this one and the one from Fridays post are exactly what I'm after.
This Madewell dress is brilliant for transitioning nicely in to spring and summer.
Its still single digits temperature wise at the moment so paired with a layer underneath, and thick tights and boots and its totally wearable now. And then when the temperatures rise it will be awesome for easy sunny days with some gladiator sandals and a denim jacket.

You've probably noticed I've been banging on and on (and on and on and on) about buying pieces that transition seasons well and also things that work well remixed.
Well I have been curating a bit of a capsule wardrobe.. and I am very close to having approx 36 items that I would happily live in for the season.
I'm excited to try this, and also a little bit scared.. the thought of giving up the rest of my wardrobe and the variety is scary!! But I've found that week after week I've been reaching for the same items anyway, plus with a fixed palette or neutrals with the odd side of colour, they are easily worn in different ways.
It's just something I'm seriously considering at the moment. I guess one of the things that makes me super apprehensive is the weather. The weather here in the UK is so temperamental that having a varied wardrobe is kinda vital. It can be torrential rain one moment, then a blazing heatwave the next, especially through April and May, our Spring months. But that doesn't mean it's impossible, just harder. Plus if a heatwave hit then swapping some sandals in to the mix is acceptable I'm sure.
So yes, capsule wardrobe, 36 items.. Am I ready? Argghhh I don't know. I shall keep you posted.

Have you ever considered a Capsule Wardrobe for a season?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!













Biker Jacket: Mango
Madewell Dress: Shopbop
Fossil Bag & Watch
F&F boots
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7 comments

  1. I love your shirt dress, gingham and looks great adding the leather jacket. The punch of orange adds that springy touch. Lovely my friend!
    thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  2. This looks like a comfy outfit! The orange bag adds the perfect pop of color. Thanks for posting the inspo!

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  3. You look fabulous! In love with the gingham paired with the leather!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  4. I love biker jackets, and that pop of color is a nice addition to this look.
    http://www.stylediarybyosy.com/2016/03/african-fashion-black-and-white.html

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  5. I love stripes and gingham! Wonderful shirt dress! Looks really good on you!
    Love the touch of color with your orange bag! Both thumbs up!

    greetings from Germany
    Dana
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

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  6. I liked the handbag, looks beautiful with your dress, similar Designer Handbags I saw another place...

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  7. Nice biker jacket! I like it very much. It isn't easy to find the best jacket for our individual needs. So we need to pay some attention to general criteria. This will be the only way that we’ll be able to enjoy our ride in comfort and safety.

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