Should I buy that shirt?

There are a lot of articles online & many books have been written about capsule wardrobes & the art dressing out of a small wardrobe. A principal that I thoroughly approve of as I have always worn a uniform of some sort, never having had time to plough through hundreds of garments trying to work out if a pink top will go with an orange skirt. This is why my working wardrobe is full of neutral garments which are jazzed up by either a pair of silver shoes or floral trousers. There is something quite puritanical however about not letting something that you love into your wardrobe just because it wont go with five garments that you already own especially when clothing is  such an emotive thing. I am absolutely positive that if you see a pair of shoes, jeans or earrings that you fall in love with at first sight they should go home with you whether you have the occasion to wear them or not. Bitter experience has taught me that when you want the perfect dress to be the perfect guest at the perfect event it will elude you. If however you do have your practical head on I recently read an article about wardrobe crafting & how to make garments work in different areas of your life as well as co-coordinating with your existing wardrobe. It made a lot of sense & put into words something that many of us probably already do subconsciously already So next time you are faced with the perfect white shirt (jumper,skirt or necklace) that is too beautiful for words but slightly outside your budget consider the following before you walk away......
Follow the link in the bio to find out what.
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#capsulewardrobe 
#functionalstyle 
#sustainablefashion 
#lookgood 
#artichokegirls 
#fabulous 
#styleblogger 
#agelessstyle
Should I buy that shirt? There are a lot of articles online & many books have been written about capsule wardrobes & the art dressing out of a small wardrobe. A principal that I thoroughly approve of as I have always worn a uniform of some sort, never having had time to plough through hundreds of garments trying to work out if a pink top will go with an orange skirt. This is why my working wardrobe is full of neutral garments which are jazzed up by either a pair of silver shoes or floral trousers. There is something quite puritanical however about not letting something that you love into your wardrobe just because it wont go with five garments that you already own especially when clothing is such an emotive thing. I am absolutely positive that if you see a pair of shoes, jeans or earrings that you fall in love with at first sight they should go home with you whether you have the occasion to wear them or not. Bitter experience has taught me that when you want the perfect dress to be the perfect guest at the perfect event it will elude you. If however you do have your practical head on I recently read an article about wardrobe crafting & how to make garments work in different areas of your life as well as co-coordinating with your existing wardrobe. It made a lot of sense & put into words something that many of us probably already do subconsciously already So next time you are faced with the perfect white shirt (jumper,skirt or necklace) that is too beautiful for words but slightly outside your budget consider the following before you walk away...... Follow the link in the bio to find out what. #fashionblogger #capsulewardrobe #functionalstyle #sustainablefashion #lookgood #artichokegirls #fabulous #styleblogger #agelessstyle

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