Autumn Essential Clothes Shopping
I don’t tend to buy many clothes for myself. The priority for clothes recently has been the boys. They have needed new football kits, school shoes, school polo shirts. That was £400 gone on an assortment of new things for the boys.
In addition to back to school and back to football it is also birthday season. All three boys have their birthdays within six weeks of each other so funds are being saved for the boy’s birthday presents.
My last shopping spree was at H&M. With the help of my stylist friend Clare I invested just £200 into a capsule wardrobe. 12 items were purchased to carry me though the summer months with casual and smart work clothes. Much of these can also carry in Autumn/Winter but I do need to invest in a few more capsule bits.
I have plenty of jeans and trousers from the capsule shop, but I do need to invest in a few items. I’m thinking a couple of basic long-sleeve T-shirts to layer underneath some of my summer blouses. A chunky warm jumper is must and a sparkly Christmassy type jumper. I would also really like to get a new pair of ankle boots that will go well with skinny jeans, dresses and skirts with thick tights. Finally, the last purchase has to be a coat.
My Autumn/Winter Purchase Plans
I have spied a beautiful sparkly green jumpers in H&M, and this chunky yellow knit in Marks and Spencer. There are also some very cool Christmas jumpers soon to be sold at Aldi. A bulldog wearing Santa hat? Yes please!
M&S have an amazing range of angle boots, I was in store last week and they looked great and fab prices as well. These beige ones look good, I do like a boot with a bit of colour. These beige ones will go with pretty much any other colour. And the heels look high but comfy.
A New Coat
For my coat, I do have a variety of old coats from previous winters. But I have lost a lot of weight. My coat from last year, which is actually from the year before, is two sizes too big. And any other coat from previous years are even bigger. So, I could make those coats last another year or I could invest in a lovely warm winter coat. A coat that will keep me toasty warm whilst out at football training.
I have spied two rather cosy warm looking jackets in Esprit, the silver longer jacket is £99 and the black fur hooded jacket is £125. I am loving the look of both coats, long is good when standing outside for hours. The shape of the black coat is lovely, the belt nips it in to a good shape at the waist.
This is a collaborative post.