I hope you all had a lovely weekend and had a good start to 2018!
This year I'm really going to focus on Wardrobe Essentials for everyday use that are versatile, easy to wear and will prove the golden 30 Wear rule! If you have been following me for some time I’m sure you are already aware of the #30wears challenge. The initiative was set up by Livia Firth at Eco Fashion (Colin Firths wife), with the aim to stop impulse buying. When you are about to buy a piece of clothing ask yourself, am I going to wear it a minimum of 30 times? If the answer is yes then buy it, but you will be surprised how many times the answer is no. So many of my clients have come back to me saying this has completely changed the way they shop. The one area where I can find this challenging is when shopping for a going out look or special occasion looks. So I try to share my clothes with friends and family and visa versa instead of buying a dress or top to wear just once. I have even loaned dresses to some of my good followers for weddings and events in order to try to achieve the 30 wears status!
As you probably know by now, Sandro is definitely one of my favourite labels. Every season I buy at least one piece - and to say they get 30 wears is an understatement! When I saw this blazer I knew immediately it would be a great addition to my wardrobe. I love pieces like this that work well with what I already have. When purchasing a new piece I always advise clients to think of how it will work with existing pieces. If my client has a wardrobe full of clothes, yet has nothing to wear, I usually find that they are focusing on finding something special (i.e "something different" or "unique") instead of good basics when shopping. This is all well and good, but only if you have the wardrobe essentials nailed first.
I chose 3 very simple and easy looks for the blazer. They are all made up of my key wardrobe essentials.
- In the first look I wore the white Cos collar, a simple fine navy knit and blue jeans. This is definitely my signature look. I think it is a look that works well on almost everyone and it’s so easy to achieve.
- The second look is my grey uniform; grey jeans and grey knit. This look really needs something to funk it up, whether it’s a chain, scarf or some cool runners. I chose an oversized cashmere scarf from Cos. I also wore wine platforms from Zara with it. Grey is definitely not for everyone and but it’s a great alternative from black, blue or navy jeans.
- The third look works with almost every blazer, jacket and coat in my wardrobe. I wore skinny black AG jeans with a fine knit polo neck from Cos. The black boots are from Acne. If you don't have a good pair of black jeans and a good black knit in your wardrobe I would put them on the top of your shopping list for 2018. If you want it to look really sharp keep your black jeans black (with dye) and invest in a good knit.
I hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful. I would love to hear any advice or comments you may have on this subject!
The look below is from a previous blog post!