Tell me what essential clothes to buy!

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

This is a great jacket especially for spring and summer which can be combined with any of your black dresses to give them a new lease on life and making them look less dull (extra points if you add a statement necklace, some great heels and a messy braided updo):<br /><br />http://www.hm.com/es/product/28131?article=28131-A

Since it is a neutral colour it will also go with all the different colour bottoms you have.  I would also get a nice neutral top to go with all the coloured bottoms you have.  For example you red mini skirt, black ankle boots, black tights (opaque) a neautral top and either your black blazer or a cute leather jacket (or the H and M one shown) would be a great Autumn look.  (Even better with a berry coloured lipstick to match the skirt and cute wavy hair).

If that isn’t conservative enough for your line of work, you could wear a neutral pencil skirt with cute comfortable low heels, a slightly messy ballerina bun (or low pony), with a light jacket (like the one shown), with a top with a splash of colour.  (Something like this…)

If I were you… I would buy several staples that you can mix and match with your other clothes… a good pair of jeans, a neutral jacket/blazer, a neutral top etc, then layer that idea with some accesories that you can also mix and match and then you can choose some unique pieces… a dress in a colour you love, a patterned skirt, a coloured jacket etc… which would match with the various staples you would have bought (and you can also add a vibrant blazer to your black skirts for example).  That way you can use the clothes you already have…

 

 

I personally love Zara, Bershka (some items are super wacky but others have a young feel), most have free shipping when you spend an x amount and you can usually return them even if they are on sale.  I would recommend making a short list of say 3 items you really want and 3 items you really need, looking for those (trying them on etc) and then if you have money left over (you surely will) then buying the rest of stuff you’d like.  You can online shop too, I find that even if I actually go to the shop, if I’ve researched what I want before hand I am less likely to impulse buy and more likely to buy what I actually need.  <br /><br />Hope it helps

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

your* neutral* … sorry for the rest of typos too!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would buy a bunch of basics in neutral colors.  Black skinny jeans, black pointy toed flats, striped tees, and a grey, white, and black tee.  Spend on quality items that have a great fit.  I would rather wear the same pair of jeans everyday than a bunch of ill fitting ones in different colors.  If you have extra money I would get a pair of blue jeans, a white pair and a great bag in a neutral color.

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