Thursday, 1 November 2012

How To make The Most Of Your Wardrobe: The Essentials And Basics.

 Its hard to create a different outfit everyday with a limited amount of clothing,
 a lot of people fall at the first hurdle by overspending on unnecessary items and missing out key pieces that are essential to your wardrobe.

In this post hopefully I can give you some use full tips on how to make the most of your wardrobe.

This post is the first in a series of four. The next one will be about Accessorising. The third one will be about Charity shopping and the fourth one will be about D.I.Y clothing.

Every girl should have a shirt in black, white and denim.

All T-shirts are from American Apparel

T-shirts: I rarely buy t-shirts with prints on them because they are much harder to wear.
 Plain t-shirts are very versatile.

Coats and jackets needn't ruin your look if you get three different styles then guaranteed you will have on for every style of outfit. 

1: Denim jacket: I love this take on a denim jacket by Topshop.

2:Leather jacket: A nice leather will be more expensive but it will always look better than Pu. But propper leather biker jackets never seem to go out of fashion and they do last forever. If you cant afford to splurge out its a good idea to scour eBay and charity shops for a nice one. 

3: A normal winter coat: weather it be a waxed Cotton Barbour affair or a long woolly warm thing it doesn't really matter. Just make sure that the cut flatters your figure and that it will be warm enough to prevent frostbite.

Attachable collars:  You'd be surprised at how different you can make your coat look simply by swapping the collar. 
They're much cheaper than buying a new coat and can look just as good if you get the colours right.

Trousers and skirts: Avoid printed trousers and skirts at first and concentrate on getting more versatile items.
Black skinny jeans: If skinny jeans don't flatter your figure then try a different style but a pair of black jeans will make your life so much easier when it comes to clothes. They are incredibly versatile!

Black leather pants/waxed cotton trousers: these types of trousers give an edgier look to your outfit and are just as versatile as a pair of black jeans.

Black skater skirt/black peplum skirt: Not a trousers kind of day? swap them for a lovely skirt and pair with an nice blouse.

Shoes, boots and trainers:

Most of my money goes on shoes, shoes are usually the most expensive part of any outfit, 
they can make or brake an outfit so it is crucial that you pair the correct shoes with your outfit.

 In my opinion its easier to wear black boots than it is to wear brown boots.
 Dr martens are timeless, if you buy them from office or asos they will set you back like £100  if you go to the factory shop in wollaston you can get shoes for £25 and boots for £30 - its definitely worth it as they are the comfiest shoes ever!

I'm seriously in love with these maroon Sam Edelman boots, they are in a word PERFECT.
I think Sam Edelman is one of the great shoe company's that really understand that shoes need to be comfy and good quality as well as look amazing!
The flat shoes they make are e truly amazing as well, they aren't just the same old normal boring  flats they are adorned beautifully with glitter, studs and rhinestones they all look magical!
 I think that Sam Edelman shoes will continue to produce the most amazing shoes, the prices aren't that bad either considering there quality!
check out the store here:

Nike Blazers are trainer enough to be very comfy and cool enough to go with most of your clothes. 
they are perfect for a long days shopping, and will stop your feet from aching.

Loafers/slipper shoes are a great if you have a slimmer foot the above pair are from a brand called Miista
I want to own all of Miistas shoes. The blue sparkly low heels are also from Miista.
Miistas shop is full of amazing shoes like this so you should definitely check them out!

If you have a wardrobe containing these items then you will feel less guilty about statement clothing because hopefully you will know that it Will definitely go with something!

 Of course you don't have to buy all of these items new, and because a lot of the items are timeless you should be able to find them in your local charity shops.

I also wanted to say a little thank you to all my followers!
 its so great that I have some how managed to reach 300 followers it feels like yesterday I had 2.
 I am so appreciative that people take the time to read my blog!
 Hopefully I am going to be doing a cool giveaway soon if I can find some stuff I think you will all like :)


Stay tuned, Rose x


  1. Great post !!! Love everything !
    Happy bloging !!!


  2. This is such a lovely helpful post - loads of great hints and tips! Looking forward to the rest of the series :) x

  3. Great post! Very helpful! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog sweetie:)
    Now following via GFC!
    Georgia from

  4. What a refreshing post! Only just starting to realise how important it is to have the basics, that way you'll never get bored of your wardrobe! Thanks for the lovely comment on my page too!

    the jam blog - x

  5. This a great post. I definitely need to invest in a fur collar.

  6. Well done on getting 300 followers! I love all of your picks and i have an asos coat and fur collar that I wear to death!

    Chloe xo

  7. These are all too fabulous! Loving all of the pants and the first top!
    xo TJ

  8. This was a great post, so many nice things that you've chosen! Look forward to the rest of the posts in this series. xo

  9. Very pretty and classy, love the look :)
    I follow you now ! Wanna be your friend!
    Follow me back on facebook ,twitter,and GFC and add me as a friend in GFC
    love you dear :)

  10. I really want to pick up some fur :) xxx

  11. Nice items!


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