Monday, 11 April 2016

The Classics

When I started thinking about putting my own capsule together I knew it would be filled with the classics. Classics are something I shunned in my twenties, opting for loud and and patterned every time, which was fun.
But over the past couple of years I have definitely found a new appreciation for the classics. Bizarrely, when I was 17 I remember my favourite outfit being a leather jacket, a plain white tee, my best jeans and a pair of Adidas trainers that I had fiercely saved my weekend job wages for.
So it appears I've reverted back to my 17 year old self's style. 
I like to think I've added in a few nice pieces, but it really does show a case in point, that even 14 years later, some styles just don't age. 
They are classics.
Now in my thirties I am the most happy I have ever been with my wardrobe as I have filled it with some pretty decent classics which make up the backbone of my daily wears.
The new addition to my capsule was this trench coat. 
I mentioned that I had to replace the Trench I started my capsule with due to it being a tad tight and me splitting the lining. It was given to me by a friend and never cost a penny so it did me well thus far. 
But with it being in my capsule I knew it was going to get a lot of wear over the following months.
And thankfully I had a credit note for H&M; anyone else forget to send stuff back in the month allowance? Yeh.. my bad, but this time it worked in my favour at least, I found this beautiful neutral trench for exactly the amount I had on my credit note.
Talk about meant to be.
The length is perfect for me as it actually falls to the knee rather than an unflattering mid-thigh (my chunkiest area that should be disguised at all costs ;), the colour is the perfect neutral and the tie belt is my personal preference rather than an annoying buckle.
Happy trench wearing days.
I paired it with some more classics from my #RtHCapsuleWardrobe: A classic white button down, my ankle grazer tailored trousers and my Stan Smiths. 
I think its safe to say Stan Smiths are now classics don't you? 
All finished off with a pop of red and the cutest puppy.
So far I am loving my capsule wardrobe, but shall give you a full run down later this week.

H&M Trench, This one is SUPER similar and there's a gorgeous selection here

Do you favour the classics?
Or are you more of a fun fashion gal?



  1. So classic! Love it!

    xx, Elise

  2. I feel the same way about classics! For the longest time I WANTED my style to be whimsical, filled with prints, colors and lots of details. When it comes down to it, though, I feel the most "me" in the classics. Now I'm trying to run with that!

  3. I try to always keep classic pieces in my closet no matter what! The pencil skirt, the crisp white dres shirt, and simple black trousers! I just love your outfit and the classics look so pretty on you! Love your purse too! =)

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  4. Love everything about this Rachel. Simple but so stylish. Your work in putting the capsule wardrobe is so paying off x

  5. You look incredible here, I love that trench on you!

    Maria xxx

  6. All great pieces for a capsule collection. Black, white, and tan is such a go to combo for me and with that pop of red, you look great!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  7. Love this look! I'm in my 30's too and I love that I can still rock shell toes. :) xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  8. I always fall back on classic pieces. This is such a stylish look! Love your trench and red bag!

    Doused In Pink

  9. This post makes me think back to my high school self and what I was drawn too. Funny that I was drawn to flip flops and high platform sandals most of the time and jeans, lots of jeans. Great post, I love your classic outfit here.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

  10. Love how you pulled the classics together for this outfit. Timeless look.
    Eileen | Instagram | Facebook

  11. You look amazing in this classic look, the red bag adding just a touch of color. Love puppy too!1
    Thank you for linking up to turning heads tuesday!

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