Tuesday, April 27

Fashion 101: Back To Basics

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your lovely compliments about my hair - I'm blown away by how sweet you all are! I'm extending my new-found love for simplicity to my wardrobe. For as long as I can remember, I've gravitated towards colour and prints. From blue enamel cups to Pollock paintings, my favourite things are always colourful. I was over the moon when my highschool art teacher said that my crazy colourful pieces cheered up a rather monotone exhibition. It was the equivalent of Simon Cowell saying to me, 'You didn't suck.' This love for colour, however, doesn't always bode well for dressing. My wardrobe is a complete mish mash of prints and there aren't enough basics to anchor the lot and create cohesive outfits. Thing is, I'm really struggling to find good quality basics in the shops at the moment. Just about everything I pick up is embellished in some shape or form. While I'm all for a ruffle here and a tassel there, it seems as if someone went to town with a Bedazzler in the mall. Now I know the word 'basics' is enough to make some fashionistas' hair stand on ends but if like me, you're still getting to grips with fashion, it might be an idea to go back to basics. I decided to make a list of all the items that my wardrobe could do with. Some of 'em I own already, some are on my must-save-for list and some will never suit me but I included them for the sake of you with the lovely legs! (Denim shorts, I wish we could be friends). I vow not buy another print or accessory until I have anchored all my exiting clothes with good quality basics. Of course, some girls prefer to wear dresses and others would never wear slops (come on Vicky B, you know you want to!) but if like me, you regularly a have mini-meltdown in front of your wardrobe, perhaps you fill find this list handy as well. We can always add the tartan and tie-die later! x

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PS: Tomorrow, I'm posting a bumper piece about moving to a new country!

11 comments:

Eva Claire said...

I think you just created a perfect wardrobe! I feel a little bit opposite at the moment having just bought a full black outfit today *naughty* I should make a floral or patterned list :-P Wonderful post as always x

Liset said...

What an amzing items, love to have them all!

Lolo said...

some great items here! i love the bob dylan t shirt.

www.loloholmes.tumblr.com

Lauren said...

Thanks Eva! Floral dresses are handy to have but who can resist good old black. Glad you like Liset! Lolo, thanks, I want that shirt bad!

Emma Jackson said...

I'm all for basics. Some great selections in there!

Out of Order said...

wonderful items, I love them!

unefillecommelesautres said...

Great post :) I love the idea. In fact a few months ago I rid my closet of 3/4's of it's content (all went to charity of course) because I couldn'T handle the amount of stuff vs the amount of times I freaked out at having nothing to wear...made no sense. Now I'm rebuilding my collection. Mostly classics, basics and now and again an accent piece (usually an accessory) that keeps the outfit fresh.

thanks for sharing this. Really awesome!

Courtnez said...

It's amazing how the most basic, isn't always plain!
I love your kinda mixmatch,
the bag is to die for.

Been trying to find one like it,
where is it from?

http://courtnezcollections.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

Hi Courtnez! Thanks sweet. The bag is the Mulberry Alexa. My word, I love it too but could never afford one. Can dream though! x

Rachel said...

Wow... that reminded me that I don't need to shop so much, that I just have certain items lacking in my wardrobe! I'll most definitely think more carefully next time I wander into Topshop...

Lauren said...

Hi Rachel! Happy to have inspired some savings but wow, Topshop is hard to resist! I miss it sooo much. x