Eagle eyed followers will notice I didn’t round up my 2014 style resolutions last year…well, on top of giving myself a bit of an unscheduled social media/blogging break, looking back at them I didn’t do very well with them at all.
It may be the ‘older head on younger shoulders’ thing I seem to have at the moment, but I feel like I’ve hit my stride when it comes to my personal style and know what I want to wear and what I need in my wardrobe.
So, instead of focusing on a set of style rules to follow for the year, I’ve picked out 5 key pieces I’m going to aim to get in my wardrobe, as I start to build up my grown-up capsule style.
The All-weather Trench
There’s no hiding my love of Burberry trench coats – heck I even blogged about my love of the trench last year. And whilst I don’t think my budget can quite stretch to the ultimate goal of owning a classic Burberry mac (in cream with dark brown trimming and the iconic ‘check’ print inside…yep I’ve planned this), I don’t think a decent quality trench coat is out of reach.
The Perfect Day-to-Night LBD
Though I’m not necessarily working in the most formal office anymore, there’s no doubt a little black dress which can be dress up and down to reach for in times of major distress. I’m hoping for something cap-sleeved, at that magical ‘just above the knee/acceptable for the workplace’ length.
When in Rome, right? I used to own a pair of faux leather Oxfords I used to wear to my Saturday job (they went with everything). They’ve since fallen apart and I never replaced them. I do own a lighter fabric pair of flat brogues for the Summer months and a nicer patent black pair from Zara for work, but a sturdy pair of leather Oxfords is on my wish list of this year.
The Levi-esque Flannel Shirt
It may be the ‘grunge’ revival, it may be my slight obsession with 5 Seconds of Summer coming to fruition, but I really want a decent dark red tartan check flannel shirt. It needs to be big enough to fall a little slouchier on me and in a specific kind of check print. I’m hoping eBay will be my friend to secure this.
The ‘Safari’ Shirt Dress
Here’s an item that not only fits in well with upcoming trends for Spring 2015 but is something that makes it’s way round again and again. Military dress. Shirt dress. Safari/Khaki dress. Whatever you call it, this timeless piece will probably be the easiest to acquire. I’m looking for breathable fabric for the Summer with a little more quality behind it, so am hoping places like Mango, Zara and The Gap will be hoping onto this runway trend asap!