When a sale comes along and offers you 25%* off your entire order you know it's time to do the winter shopping for those bits you need.
As you all know I am currently in my Autumn flexi capsule, which consists of about 40 pieces.
Being half way through this seasons capsule and having seen what works and what isn't, i've decided to make few changes with some new additions(I didn't buy anything new in September for the capsule), plus the cold snap has officially landed in Wales meaning we are already hitting 6 degree Celsius lows in the morning..
Buying a few bargains on sale now seems the perfect time to set myself up for the rest of winter.
This morning I stood in front of my Capsule wardrobe that's been in rotation since September 1st and thought long and hard about what it's missing, what i may need and what would work well with other pieces through the rest of the season and it to next..
What i buy now will hopefully see me right through to Spring, so they need to be great, useful pieces.
Here's what I need
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BB Dakota Cream Soft Knit
525 America Navy Jumper
English Factory Smiley Face Jumper
Splendid Cosy Double Knit sweater
I have a few great cardigans in my capsule which is great as i do love a cardi, but what i've noticed as it gets colder is the lack of sweaters/knitted jumpers in my wardrobe. I think 2 great sweaters that would work well with all my jeans and skirts would fill the gap perfectly for me.
One thin knit, one chunky knit and I'm sorted.. however I can't help but love the English Factory Smiley Face jumper above.. i just can't help smiling when i see it
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I LOVE a knitted dress. My life is fairly casual and I have n need for fancy very often, however that doesn't mean that i don't enjoy wearing a casual dress through the week. Knitted dresses are my perfect winter companion. I've just sold a lot of mine from last year and there is a definite knit dress hole in my capsule.
These are great with high knee boots or flat loafers, remix with your coats or scarves. These will work hard for you and if you're anything like me, you'll love getting dressed in an easy but super effective way (effective because you look fancy if you're in a dress of any kind;)
A scarf is one of those things that really makes your outfit POP in the colder months. One of the best accessories as not only do they look great and add interest but they are also like mini blankets keeping you nice and warm when you most need it. I want to buy just one this winter, but a one that does all and i can wear with everything.. I'm still yet to decide which colourway to choose.
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But of course i couldn't shop the sale without buying my much needed winter boots.
I mentioned on Monday that I would be purchasing a pair, and of course with the sale now on how could i not. So which to purchase that is the question.. The Sorel's are calling me i think.. what about you?
What would you buy now for Autumn Winter?
Now go forth and shop the Shopbop Sale and use code MAINEVENT16 for 25% off orders up to $500 and 30% off orders over $500!
This is in collaboration with Shopbop, but these are all honestly things i would and have actually bought. In fact i may even film a vlog to show you my new a/w additions!
Shopbop is a fantastic company to buy from so if you are looking to buy a certain brand or item do take a look, they have expedited shipping which means I get my order within 2 days! That's quicker than most UK companies.
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