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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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Festival Season Essentials with Wish

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The festival season is here and I am so excited. I have always wanted to attend a festival in the UK, and I think I am going to finally get the chance this summer. We have a couple of festivals around us and we have decided on exploring 2 of them a bit more. Obviously as a twin mum, with very active 5 year olds., it has to be a family friendly festival. I want the twins to have a lovely summer holiday, and I can’t wait for the summer adventures to begin.

I got some lovely festival essentials from WISH some days ago, and I am looking forward to making the most of them. They items came in this personalised box below.

 

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Here are Festival Season Essentials I got from the Wish Website. All items are under £15!

 

Casual Leather Bag

 

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A stylish casual backpack is a festival fashion essential. The last thing you need is to have a regular handbag. That won’t work for long. Plus as a twin mum, I can have my hands free with all the important put away in this backpack.

I love the simple design of this backpack. It is a must have this festival season, and it can be used on a regular day out too!

Wellington Boots

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A good pair of wellington boots is always useful. It is raining cats and dogs as I type this post, and that is the lovely British weather for you. You never know how the weather would turn out, so it is best to go to festivals prepared with your wellies at the ready.

I love this pair right here. The black and hot pink combination is a beauty.The low heel is also a sensible idea. I won’t wear anything higher to a festival.

Sunglasses

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If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for sometime, you would know all about my love for sunglasses, or sunnies like I call them sometimes. I am never without a pair especially in the summer season.

This Wish Sunglasses would work great for festivals. They come in different colours, so there should be a pair for everyone.

 

Water Bottles

 

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Water bottles are definitely festival essentials. I won’t leave the house without ours. My kids drink a lot of water, especially on warm days, so we carry a lot of water with us when out and about.

I love these colourful water bottles from Wish. I have the blue bottle and it is really cute. It is great that they are coloured but yet transparent. I like to see what we are drinking.

 

Waterproof Jacket

 

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This light weight waterproof jacket is a festival essential this summer. I love the colour and the fact that I can carry it about in a compact pouch until I need it.

The waterproof jacket comes in various colours – green, yellow, orange, blue, and many other colours. So there should be a shade for everyone. I like the pink shade the best and I am looking forward to wearing it.

 

What do you think of these festival season essentials with Wish? Did any catch your eye? Are you attending any festivals this summer? Sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

Five Must-Have Tops for Your Life

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As a twin mum and also as a woman and a writer, I have a lot of different places and spaces in my life. There are times when I need to be dressed up and there are times when dressing up is the worst idea ever. My kids, like all kids, like to make messes and I like to be able to participate or at least not lose my mind when I inevitably get sucked into their dusty fun. 

But there are plenty of moments in my life when I need to look polished and put together. For my wardrobe, the tops that I choose have to be wardrobe workhorses

 

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Here are my top five styles that are a staple in my closet.

 

1)      The Short-Sleeve Top
 Whether made of a casual material like cotton or a dressier fabric like silk, a short-sleeved top is the most versatile piece in my wardrobe. I can wear it by itself in warmer months and I can layer it under a cardigan during the fall and winter months. Nothing gets more use in my closet.

 

2)      The Button Down Top
This is another top that is a workhorse in my wardrobe. Theses tops can be made of a heavier weight material for warmth during the cooler months or it can be made with a lightweight fabric to use during the warmer months. This style is perfect for a casual weekend brunch or a work meeting. These tops look best fitted comfortably to the body. I like to get my button down tops tailored for just the right fit.

 

3)      The Twist Front Blouse
This top is a sweet mix of femininity and flair. It is versatile, fitted, and gives me the confidence I need to go from a work meeting into a date night. It can be dressed up easily with a pair of heels and is flattering on all body types. Choose it in a rich, bold color or pattern for a statement piece or choose it in a muted neutral for a laying piece to wear with any and all of your outfits.

 

4)      The Knit Top
The knit top is a piece I love to wear and layer in the colder months. It wear it under jackets, over other shirts, or simply by itself. It can be worn with a business suit, skirt, or a casual pair of jeans on the weekend. Its ease and predictability makes it a staple in my wardrobe and makes it a piece I’m never without in my closet.

 

5)      The Crop Top
Okay, hear me out. Today’s crop top is not the wild child shirt you wore when you were a teenager. Crop tops can be made out of delicate materials and fabrics and when I pair them with high-waist pants they are not too revealing for daytime. Give this style top a try in your wardrobe the next time you’re in a rut. It’s a fun exploration into something creative and trendy!

Those are my top five tops that I love as staples in my closet. What are your favourite tops?

 

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