As I’ve just mentioned in my previous post, I decided it was time I bought myself some new clothes. Recently all I’ve been spending my money on has been beauty products and my work wardrobe. I am trying to create a capsule work wardrobe and when it is complete I will be showing it to you all :).
So what did I get? I struggled to find anything in River Island, and usually I get some great tops from there, but there wasn’t much in store. I got one top from Topshop, and four from Miss Selfridge. I absolutely love these sheer shirts that are everywhere at the moment, so four of these made it into my purchases. I also bought a pair of shorts in a beige colour from Miss Selfridge. I already have these shorts in navy and I love them, you can easily dress them up or down. I also bought a pair of tapered trousers which are basically the trouser version of the shorts I just mentioned.
Chain Print Cowl Back Shirt
£39 Miss Selfridge buy online here
|Sheer blouse with lace collar, Topshop £32 (I think)|
|Sleeveless Butterfly Pussbow Shirt, £35 Miss Selfridge
buy online here
|Navy Double Layer Shirt, £32 Miss Selfridge
buy online here
I didn’t try on in store, so unfortunately the cream and peach top doesn’t fit so I need to take it back.
What I didn’t buy… just to make this interesting I thought I’d tell you what I didn’t buy and why, probably at the risk of offending people, but hey fashion is subjective no??
I didn’t buy a pair of teeny tiny denim shorts. Not only because I already have several pairs, but because it seems everyone is wearing them at the moment. The look seems to be wear them as tight as you can, and as short as you can, and I really do not like the camel toe look, I really think sales of Canesten must be through the roof right now…
Garish leggings. I didn’t buy any garish leggings, even though some of the prints available are gorgeous it just seems these are the go to for anyone who wants to be ‘fashionable’. After many years of buying everything which is deemed fashionable in Topshop, wearing them once then never again, I realised I’m better investing my money in things that I will actually wear for a whole season, and possibly into the next. I think classic pieces are a much better investment for me.