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.

Wearing from the Capsule:

Gap Trousers or try these from Vince

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

White shirt: F&F Similar here and the Current/Elliot one is perfect!!

Adidas Stan Smiths

DKNY Bag, Similar but cheaper option

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


  1. April 11, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    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!

  2. April 11, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    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

  3. April 11, 2016 / 6:58 pm

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

  4. April 12, 2016 / 6:25 pm

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

    Maria xxx

  5. April 15, 2016 / 2:19 am

    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

  6. Anonymous
    June 10, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Good and nice outfitsss …

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