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How many garments do we really need in our wardrobes?

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Shopping no longer feels as guilt free as it used to back in the day. A lot has changed now and we consumers tend to think twice before splashing out on new pieces and accessories. Times have changed and we have all had to adjust to the new times. I no longer shop like I used to a few years ago, and I think twice before I add any new additions to my wardrobe.  But the question remains – How many garments do we really need in our wardrobes? Let’s see if I can break this down –

 

How many garments do we really need in our wardrobes?

Many of us think it is easier to shop for men than for women, but it is pretty much the same process most of the time. I remember being shocked back in 2017 when it was revealed that British women spend an average of £74 per month on clothes compared to British men who spend an average of £100. That same study also revealed that the average man owns about 56 pieces of clothing but only wears about 62% of these regularly. Women on the other hand own 95 but only wear 59%.

 

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Tops and blouses

With tops, the best way to go is to have about six to ten pieces per wardrobe. Having said that, this is just an estimate. The amount of tops you would need in your wardrobe depends on your lifestyle, employment, budget and so on, but it is a guide to go by. I like to mix and match my tops with other pieces to create different looks. This works great for me and I find I get more wear out of each and every piece that way.

 

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Pants, skirts and shorts

With pants, I like to have about six to eight of them in my wardrobe. That way I always have options but not too many that I forget about them. One denim expert recommended having about three pairs of jeans in the wardrobe and it makes perfect sense! There is no point having over ten or twenty pairs of jeans in your wardrobe. It is likely you won’t be able to wear half of the jeans most of the time.

It also makes sense to make some room for skirts and shorts especially in the summer months. I like to have a couple of these each for when the weather allows.

 

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Outerwear is key

Having a great quality outerwear is very important. They are great wardrobe assets as they can help finish off any look. I like to have about 4 outerwear pieces. The key to getting your outwear pieces to stay with you for awhile is to invest a bit more in them. I always recommend at least two casual jackets, one waterproof jacket and one or two blazers in different designs.

Blazers are particularly important as they can take you from the office to the restaurant effortlessly. You can put on a blazer for a meeting at work underneath a stunning dress shirt, or top and skirt for example.

 

 

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Shoes are made for walking

Shoes are super important. They have the power to take an outfit to a whole new level, and they can also completely ruin an outfit. I must confess, O like to have a couple of pairs in my wardrobe but you don’t really need as many pairs of shoes as you think you need. Three good pairs of shoes would work for many – One pair of smart shoes for work and events, one pair of boots for when the weather demands, and a pair of trainers for casual outings.

 

So how many garments do we really need in our wardrobes?

I would say between 18 – 25 garments. At the end of the day, this is just a guide. You may need more or less depending on the weather, lifestyle, budget and space. I hope this post helps you rethink every new wardrobe purchase you want to make. Have a great week.

 

 

 

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Transition Your Wardrobe from Summer to Autumn With These Key Pieces 

The hot summer is nearly over and we will soon be returning to the crisp cold that we know so well – I couldn’t be more excited. Who doesn’t love cosy nights by the fire, snuggled up under a pile of blankets? A change in season obviously means a change in wardrobe, but if you don’t have the money to completely overhaul your wardrobe this autumn, don’t worry, here are a few key pieces that I always invest in to get my outfits winter ready. You can save even more on your winter staple items with voucher codes for Pretty Little Thing and get savings of up to 30% off. 

 

Winter Coats to the Ready 

If I could only purchase one new item for the autumn season, it would have to be a new coat. I have so many already it is beginning to become a problem but each year, there is a new style of coat in trend that I know I just have to have. It’s not exactly a purchase I should feel guilty for, think of all the colds I have prevented by having such a wide coat variety.  At the moment, this stone waterfall coat is what I am grabbing. It is perfectly light for the current summer-ish weather but keeps me from getting chilly when the sun goes down. 

 

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Bring on the Autumn with a Blazer 

If all of your coats are too heavy for the not-yet freezing autumn weather but you still need that extra cover up from the cold wind, a blazer is your new best friend. I think my blazers have to be my most reached for items in my wardrobe – not to mention they’re so on-trend right now. For a perfect autumn night out look, I buy a blazer one or two sizes bigger than I am, put a belt around it and make it into a blazer dress. I am so in love with the look. This oversized white blazer is both the perfect substitute for a coat and large enough to make it into a dress when I fancy it! 

 

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Back to Basics with a Black Bodysuit 

If you are looking for a chic, staple top to wear all through autumn, a black high neck bodysuit is the one. This item is so cheap but well worth investing in – it literally goes with anything. I wear this under a strappy dress for a cute day look or pair the bodysuit with some cigarette trousers and heels for a smart/ casual evening look. The high neck is perfect for keeping you warm when the temperatures get colder. 

 

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Switch it up with a Maxi Skirt 

Skirts are one of my favourite fashion pieces and I have always found them a lot more flattering on my body. However, I am always reluctant to wear them in autumn and winter in case my legs get cold. But I have recently discovered that Midaxi ribbed skirts are the perfect solution, with the combination of a midi and maxi skirt being the ideal  length to show a bit of ankle whilst not risking getting cold. This amazing skirt find means I can switch up my jeans for a more feminine look whilst not compromising on warmth. This one from Pretty Little Thing is perfect- it has a ribbed effect making the skirt thicker and warmer and the skirt is elasticated making it super figure hugging!

 

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With these four staples, your autumn wardrobe is pretty much sorted! I obviously supplement with a few additions when I need to and but these are your core pieces, vital for keeping you chic all winter. 

How are you making the wardrobe transition from summer to autumn?

 

 

Become That Trendy Friend

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Everyone has a trendy friend. The one that could literally put on a bin bag and pull it off. Well, that might have been a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point. When you’re not that trendy friend, you honestly do feel like you can’t put an outfit together without going through a whole evening of stress. But there’s one big key to this here. A lot of it comes from self confidence, and the image you build up of yourself.

You’ve got that one trendy friend, because they’ve always been into their fashion and showing it off. So no matter what they wear, you can’t help but feel like they look amazing. But you could be the same, as long as you know what’s on trend at the minute, and that you have a little self confidence. But self confidence is one of the biggest things that people seem to lack, and that’s where it becomes so hard to find something that you think suits you, because nothing seems to suit you in your own mind. So this article is going to be all about making you that trendy friend.

We’re going to give you some tips to make you more self confident, show you what’s on trend at the minute, and throw in a bit of a beauty tip to help make you feel amazing! Keep on reading to find out more…

 

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Self Confidence Tips

So, before you think about what clothes you’re going to wear, and what might suit you, you’re going to have to address some of these insecurities that you have. It’s so bad that so many of us are walking around right now, thinking about what people might think about us. Or how we start our day by looking in the mirror, and wondering why we were made the way we are. It’s crazy to think this, because every human is different. Every single person has a flaw that they hate, yet due to social media and all of the influencers who look perfect on there, we’re made to believe we shouldn’t have a flaw at all. But the truth is, if you were to see half of the people up close, you wouldn’t be thinking what you are now.

Instagram is so fake and filtered. So rather than starting your day by looking in the mirror and thinking eurgh, start it by thinking about how beautiful you are in your own way. If you have that confidence to carry around with you, you’re already so much more attractive than half of the people you see on Instagram and other social media platforms! If you do feel like you have something that you really want to work on, perhaps you really want to tone up for the summer, then dig deep and find the motivation to do it. We’re so good as humans at wanting a better figure, better hair, or better anything, but procrastinating around the subject!

 

The Top Summer Fashion Trends

Summer fashion is the best kind of fashion. Some of you might disagree with this and prefer all of the warm winter wear, but we can’t help but feel that summer fashion brings out a different side of people.  But if you want to be that trendy friend, you’re going to need some top trend tips. Tip number one, summer dresses are always going to be in. There’s nothing better than going out on a hot summer’s day, with your summer dress on, and just loving life. They’re so easy to accessorise with, and the best part is it goes so well with trainers.

Nike air force 1’s are really on trend at the minute, and there’s so many different styles that you could go for. You can see more nike air force 1 on the internet than you would in the shop, so get browsing! A nice simple summer dress, some sunglasses, and a little bag is all that’s needed to complete that trendy look. Simple and effortless is the way forward this summer!

 

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A Few Beauty Tips

So finally, it’s all well and good having your fashion on point, but if you’re not really confident with the beauty side of things, then that needs to change. One of the best beauty tips we can give, is to make sure that you’re getting into a good morning routine. A nice cleanser, a nice moisturiser, and a foundation that actually suits your skin. The cakey dark look is so out right now, it’s the natural medium cover foundations that are so in. A simple natural look is so much more attractive than that heavy foundation look at the minute!

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