I really loved writing my last Capsule Wardrobe post and researching about what I can wear this Autumn/Winter has been really fun. I have been pinning outfits like a crazy person with all of the things that I really like the look of/would love to wear.
I popped into my local Sainsburys the other day and they had SO many beautiful and hugely affordable pieces. I bought lots of Winter pieces from them last year and the quality was just incredible. I have to say their jumpers are SO soft and they actually stay like that after lots of washes.
1. Tan A-Line Corduroy Skirt – £16.00 – Size 8 – Size 22.
This item was pretty much love at first sight when I saw it. I instantly planned a whole outfit in my head [which will totally not look as good IRL as it does in my head]. My vision – some super thick cosy black tights, some black loafers or Doc Martin shoes [not boots] with a long sleeved striped tee tucked in. Just imagine in – Autumn in one outfit.
2. Sole Comfort Leather Chelsea Boots – £40.00 – Size 3 – Size 8.
Surely a capsule wardrobe staple? One thing high on my list this AW is a pair of black Chelsea boots. I have had my eye on the Doc Martin ones for a very long time, but the one thing that is holding me back is that a) they are a right bitch to break in [if you have had a pair before you will know exactly what I mean!]and b) they are really expensive. These however, look VERY similar to the Doc ones and leather but for £40 – WHAT A BARGAIN!
3. Premium Grey Double Faced Cardigan – £32.00 – Size S – Size XL.
Another item very high on my capsule list is a long grey, chunky cardigan. I do already have one, but I bought it quite a few years ago now. It has gone a bit fluffy and it quite thin. SO I am really in the market for one this year. I love this one and the added white detailing around the pocket and the cuffs. I think this might go really nicely with the mustard skirt.
4. Grey Knitlook ‘Love’ Slogan Gem T-Shirt – £14.00 – Size 8 – Size 24.
Can you see a bit of theme going on here? GREY, GREY and more GREY! I really love [pardon the pun] this t-shirt and I think it looks much more expensive than it actually is. I am not the biggest fan of slogan tees – only on me that is because I just can’t seem to pull them off. With the concept of the capsule wardrobe being matchy-matchy with as little items as possible I think this could not only look great with the skirt, but also teamed up with some black skinny jeans and the boots!
5. Navy Stripe Crew Neck T-Shirt – £5.00 – Size 8 – Size 24.
I mean, if you know me at all, you will know that I am a sucker for stripes! It is rare that I go a day without wearing them. I really love this one. My usual go to is black and white stripes [let’s not talk about how many variations of that stripe I own] but I cannot find one anywhere on the Sainsburys website. HOWEVER, that being said I think navy is a good compromise as it pretty much looks black anyway.
That’s it for this instalment of my Capsule series. What did you think? Hopefully this post will receive far less backlash [ha ha]! If you did like this post let me know and I will do another one with other shops. Have you started clothes shopping yet for winter?