When it comes to building a wardrobe I have learnt over the years & from the wise words of my mum that the best & more sensible way is to build a wardrobe based on classic pieces. Yes it’s not always easy to spend that bit more money on the expensive pieces & it’s not something you can do easily or straight away, it takes time but I’m gradually getting there. I have pieces in my wardrobe now that I purchased years ago that I can still pull out & wear now & I still love wearing them every year, they never date.
So what is it you should look for when trying to build a classic wardrobe, are there certain colours, shapes? For me when it comes to Winter I stick to simple colours, navy, black, grey, dark green, I do not know the amount of navy jumpers that I own but trust me it’s pretty high! Then depending on the season so for Winter I do like to add the odd bit of colour, burgundy or for this year mustard is popular – hence the mustard skirt in this post. I love adding the colour to this outfit I like how it brings out the other colours also.
Probably ‘the’ key Winter piece for your wardrobe is an overcoat, it completes any outfit & if you find the right one you can bring it out every Winter & it polishes off any look. I purchased one last year well actually my mum did & I ‘borrowed’ it & she’s not had it back since & it’s already had an outing a few weeks ago. An as much as I know finding the right coat is key it’s not the easiest to find, I know what styles suit me, I’m always conscious of coats being too padded or big & making me look big with all the extra padding.
This coat from Jigsaw ticks all the boxes for a classic Winter coat, it’s navy, the cut is semi fitted & I love the neckline on it. It can be teamed with a dressy outfit as with this skirt but I have also worn it with capri trousers a jumper & some brogues for a more relaxed look & it works. That’s the great thing about investing in key pieces you can get the most out of them & they are worth every penny.