3 Pieces I'll be Adding to my Wardrobe this Season

Maximalism may be the sartorial order of the day but minimalism still holds a dear place in my heart. I recently decluttered my wardrobe, it was full of random poor quality pieces that no longer fit me. I am in no rush to fill it back up with fast fashion fads which makes the concept of the 5 piece French wardrobe so appealing.

Put simply, the 5 piece French wardrobe requires that you limit your new season additions to 5 pieces. This concept relies on a solid foundation of basics, of course. Granted, I’m still figuring out what my basics really are - I know skinny jeans are a solid staple - but the allure of Autumn Winter trends has me thinking of the new additions I’ll be adding to my wardrobe.


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  1. The Boilersuit

The utilitarian style is usually the uniform of plumbers and electricians but it is now firmly a fashion fave. I can hear lazy dressers all over the world rejoicing, myself included. As a closet lazy girl, I love the simplicity of a jumpsuit; whether it’s a pair of dungarees, a formal jumpsuit or a gym unitard, I am totally sold. The boilersuit is simply natural extension. I love the idea of such a utilitarian piece being reconceptualised. Dress up with a pair of statement heels, do daytime cool with a printed ankle boot or go casual with a pair of crisp white trainers - outfit done.

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2. A Structural Heeled Shoe

I’m definitely a shoe girl. I firmly believe that a good shoe and a good coat can make the whole outfit. A structural heel is an unexpected conversational detail. Moreover, I think a structural heeled shoe is trendy without being frivolous, You’re much less likely to tire of a shoe after one season.

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3. A Pair of Wide Leg Cord Trousers

An unlikely pick for me. I’m somewhat on the fence about cord but I’ve been seeing some amazing street style pictures of killer cord combos lately and I think I’m hooked. When experimenting with new trends, I think it’s super important to go with shapes that you know and love; enter the wide leg trouser.

A Checked Midi Dress

Checks and Tartan are everywhere this season. No surprises really as they seem to be in style every year but I am still enamoured. There’s something so appropriate about tartan in winter, don’t you think? This season I will be adding a little bit of tartan to my wardrobe in the form of a midi dress. I definitely prefer a longer hemline, especially after a brief but tumultuous flirtation with a checked mini-kilt.

5. Wildcard

I like to leave my 5th and final piece for the season as a wild card. I’m thinking maybe a leather piece?

What trends will you be adding to your wardrobe this season?

Make sure you head over to Pepper Your Talk where I share 3 key office-friendly pieces for and Autumn/Winter refresh.

Martha xo

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