Friday, 24 August 2018

Autumn Winter Capsule Dressing | Mango

I'm in the middle of another post about what comes next for me & the blog now I'm all detoxed but I'm missing my fashion fix and just came across a new edit at Mango that has tapped into my minimalist and capsule approach perfectly. This is NOT sponsored - it happened to pop up on an Instagram ad and I clicked through and loved what I saw.

I've said it in my next post about the detox (which I'll hopefully publish at the weekend), I'm not never shopping again but when I do, I am buying in a considered way. Not the latest Insta-dress or one season wonder...instead replacing key pieces from last winter and buying good quality items.

This edit from Mango ties in nicely with the questions I get asked regularly about how to develop a capsule wardrobe. I will blog about this soon but in the meanwhile, be inspired by these kinds of edits that you'll find on many retailer websites. They generally feature uber-stylish successful women who epitomise effortless, stylish and uncomplicated dressing.

I've already ordered the white shirt and will report back when it arrives. I took advantage of a 10% off offer by signing up to their newsletter so you might like to do the same if you're not already signed up.

And here is the shirt...I'm very fussy about my white shirts so I'll not say anymore until I've seen it in real life. It is organic cotton though which is always a bonus.
These organic cotton jeans also look lovely. The most perfect indigo - another wardrobe essential. I had to stop myself from ordering these. No. More. Jeans. 
I'm asked all the time about my leather loafers - they're so versatile in a wardrobe, working well with culottes, trousers, jeans and dresses. I really like these Mango ones as they've no hardware on them. Pure class (and leather)
Every winter, I'm asked to suggest a grey coat and for me, this one looks like a great colour and cut. It seems to be unlined though so I'd like to see it in real life.
And finishing with a black blazer. I managed to get a great black blazer in the sale back in spring and it's such a wardrobe must-have. This one is part of a suit:
I also ordered this polka dot midi dress as my classic wear to everything/wear with everything AW dress. I used to have a different polka dot dress from Debenhams that I wore lots on here so it's a replacement piece for me because that one had a bit of a mishap in the wash!
Polka dots are huge this season and I think this particular dress is going to work well with ankle boots and tights when the weather gets cooker. It's got wearability for work as well as on casual occasions and I think it could even be worn on a night out. 

Time will tell - I'll let you know when they arrive!

UPDATE - the shirt is going back - too oversized in fit and the buttons are coated in cotton material which makes them tricky to open and I think they'll get really grubby in time. Not sure about the dress - fits well, looked very crumpled when it arrived though. Want to look at it for a few days before deciding! Size wise, both M's. Shirt was massive, dress was a true to size 10-12.

Hope you have a lovely Friday - that's week 8 of the school holidays over. 1. More. To. Go. 
Too long - just too long. The kids are desperate to get back - honest...it's not just me!

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