Planning the Key Pieces For My A/W capsule with Lyst

With the turn of the new season means a whole new capsule for me.
Not all new clothes, I will be taking a lot of what I already own and making it work for the coming months. But it is of course a bit exciting to blend in a few new pieces to breathe life in to older items and to gel outfits together.
It’s at this point where i sit and start to really think about what style I would like to work towards this season.
What colour scheme will work best (see my colour inspo post here ) with the items I already have,
and what pieces I want to add in and spend my well earned cash on.

These pieces are well researched before buying as they have to be able to work hard for me and be good value for money.

These are my key pieces which will make up the base of many outfits.

I’ve mentioned Lyst lots of times before.
Lyst is the perfect shopping tool for researching and purchasing.
Over the past couple of weeks, whenever I’ve had a thought of something I would like in my capsule I’ve gone over to Lyst and searched for the item.

For example, I know I would like a faux suede tan skirt this season.. So i popped that in the search bar and i was hit with a number of great results.

This way I develop a great Key Pieces List and a great source to look through whilst I make my decisions.

I found some great options instantly and saved to MY FAVOURITES list for when I’m ready to go back and potentially make my purchase.

Rust colour skirt

Light Tan skirt

So far for my Autumn capsule I have a few clear thoughts as to what I want

Vegan Biker Jacket

Left: Blank Vegan Jacket 

Right: Nasty Gal Vegan jacket

So becoming vegan is a topic that deserves its own full blog post (which will probably be of epic proportions as it’s a lengthy discussion to have) But with my lifestyle choices that have changed of late it reaches out in to all parts of my life. Not buying leather (for me) is a part of that.

Lyst proved to be fantastic for sourcing tool which was brilliant, as I found brands and products that i was unaware of before and opened up some new shopping avenues for me.

Both of the above jackets are Perfect with a capital P, great price point for both and the biker style that i adore.. choices, choices.

Next up, I really want to master The Denim Shirt

Something i am yet to master, but I know will be endlessly useful. I had one, but just didn’t feel comfortable in it. It was too big and the denim colour was too similar to all my jeans, making it not a great look. After doing a little research I’m thinking a much lighter denim would work well with dark jeans, black jeans, the suede skirt and faux leather trousers.
What are your thoughts on making a denim shirt work?

More shirts next, and again something I haven’t been able to master… ever!
Checked/Plaid Shirt

Left: Paige 

Right: Blank

The plaid/ checked shirt is something I try year upon year and fail miserably at. For some reason ( and i’ve said this before) I just look like a lumberjacks mate, instead of cool and relaxed. Why? who knows. But this year I think if i find the right kind of check then maybe i will be able to rock this never-going-away style.
It can look so  great with a biker jacket, with skinny jeans, or flares. Its a great little weekend piece that can be layered or even tied around the waist (y’know 90’s ‘My so called Life’ style.. which incidentally  I am so not cool enough to pull that look off, but i’m sure you all are ๐Ÿ˜‰

Next up, Of course, its my trusty Denim Dress

Left: Pepe Jeans

Right: MIH jeans

Now, I don’t need one as it’s a piece i already own, but oh do I love it. Its the one piece that i got asked most about in my Spring Capsule. Versatile, comfy and fun, the denim dress is a worthy investment piece. Both of these are gorgeous and would work hard in anyone’s capsule/wardrobe I’m sure!

Lastly, a great Black Cardigan


Left: H&M

I am always cold. Always. Cardigans are like my little lifeline to keeping me happy, ’cause if i’m cold, i’m miserable, and no one wants to be around miserable Rachel.

A black cardigan will work well with oh lets see know.. everything. The H&M cardigan is top of my buy list for winter.

So those are my key pieces so far that will work well through autumn winter. 

Great items that will work hard for me and remix well.

All made easy thanks to Lyst, which took me a fraction of the time it would have to scour all the websites looking for pieces!

Do you use any great shopping tools?

And have you thought about any key autumn pieces yet?

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  1. September 2, 2016 / 7:02 am

    Once I'm back to my full regular wardrobe I want to try do a little bit better planning for each season like you've done here! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I haven't found the perfect chambray shirt either, I've got a dress and maxi skirt but so far the shirt still eludes me. I'll find the perfect one soon I'm sure ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. September 2, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Lyst sounds like a great planning tool! I try to mainly fill holes in my wardrobe and keep a list of items to get on my phone. But a tool that actually lets you search for items is great. I'm excited to create a (very) modified version of a capsule wardrobe for fall. Looking forward to seeing what you'll include in yours!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Andreaโ€™s Wellness Notes

  3. September 3, 2016 / 1:39 am

    I haven't tired Lyst yet, but heard only great things. I love all of these on you list. Denim top and biker jacket are on my list too.
    Thank you for hosting,


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