Tuesday, 27 May 2014

China Blue / The Strive for the Perfect Wardrobe

I bought this skort months ago after being the lucky winner of a £150 gift card to spend at River Island, and this is the first time i've finally worn it. I didn't want to waste it on a simple black or white top, so I waited until the perfect blue pairing cropped up and luckily for me, this wonderful New Look boxy tee landed in my life and they are perrrrrfect together. 








Top - c/o New Look (here)
Skort - c/o River Island (here)
Bag - Celine
Sunnies - c/o Oasap (here)
Shoes - New Look

The wardrobe 're-vamp'

Re-vamping my wardrobe is a life-long thing for me and i've been at it for years already. Anytime I get new clothes, be it buying them, being given them, generally accumulating them - it's always a task that I take serious thought in to. 
I've been obsessed with the whole 'capsule' idea since I was young and watched 'How To Look Good Naked', i'm sure you all remember Gok Wan banging on about the importance and brilliance of a capsule wardrobe, and he's definitely onto something there.
Since then, whenever i've bought something, I have to really need it (or my wardrobe has to really need it) and unless I can style it in my mind with multiple items in my wardrobe before hitting checkout, I don't get it. 
We all buy all these pretty things because we like them, but how many of you (and how many times) have got home after picking up lust-worthy items, hung them in your wardrobe and completely forgotten about them because they're just totally impractical or go with absolutely nothing you already own? It's a 'first world problem' for sure. 
I'm quite sensible these days (thanks to my very financially-tight mother, whose trait has apparently slightly rubbed off on me!) so if I don't need it I don't buy it, and I think that's a trait so many others need to learn. 
Having the perfect wardrobe isn't necessarily about beautiful individual pieces (especially ones that you will never do anything with), but creating your own perfect capsule. Buying versatile items will guarantee you a fair few different outfits in itself, and creating your perfect capsule allows you to never be that dreaded 'outfit repeater' - and personally, re-working old things in your closet is just as exciting (sort of) as buying new, especially pieces that you really love! 
Long story short, that's what the blue top was about for me when I picked it up.... I baffled slightly.... 

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19 comments

  1. absolutely love this skirt! looks gorgeous with the royal blue.

    anna at styleskittle x

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  2. that skirt is amazing and the blue colour suits you so much! x

    http://gypsywardrobe.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thank you! Gorgeous skort isn't it - River Island have done so well this season!

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  3. you absolutely have the perfect wardrobe in my eyes! so refreshing to see a blogger take this approach in a sea of overwhelming haul posts!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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    1. Aww thank you! :) that's really nice to hear!

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  4. Amazing outfit!! I love the colours and the combinations!! I would definitely wear this!!! Oh and how I loved you bag!!
    Maria xox
    http://aresmar.blogspot.com

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  5. Those pair so well together! I totally need to get into thinking about my closet before I purchase things... I have so many things with tags still on them hanging in my closet :x
    lexi @ thelittlebrunette.com

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    1. Yeah definitely! We're all guilty of letting garments lure us in haha!

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  6. Great bold look, glad you went with the blue box tee instead of a plain white tee

    http://outfitbynight.blogspot.com

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  7. This blue color is great....adore your skirt!!

    Kisses from http://majissh.blogspot.com.es

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  8. I totally agree on the capsule wardrobe front, I think it's something a lot of people have been thinking about lately. I love how it helps curb consumerism and puts a focus on quality over quantity - something people need to apply in every aspect of their lives, I think!

    I love the outfit too, the blues look so great on you.

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    1. Thanks, and definitely! I think these days we should be thinking about quality a whole lot more since we're all skint here in the UK!

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  9. This is so lovely, I love that skort! x

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  10. Love this outfit Laura!
    www.LydiaRosexo.blogspot.co.uk xo

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