WORK IT BABY: 10 GARMENTS, 22 WAYS

Not sure how to rock a capsule wardrobe? 
No problem. Heres how 

Liv Tyler rocking the trench coat, striped T-shirt, black pants
and ballet flats in New York.  Source: Pinterest

IN my previous post I explained how to pack a capsule travel wardrobe. Just to recap: a well-edited, co-ordinating wardrobe is one where all the pieces work together. But you really don’t need hundreds of different of pieces to look good. With some careful thought and planning, what every woman really needs are just eight to 10 key pieces to create 30 looks or more. 

In my former life as a fashion editor, one of my most popular stories was Eight garments, 50 looks. No, thats not a mistake! Eight garments, 50 looks. Yes, really! Every season I would re-work or update the same story idea, incorporating the latest trends, colours and prints, and what was in store that week.

So heres how its done. 

Ive chosen 10 pieces from current season collections (all available online from the links below) and worked them back with some key accessories (also available online as well) to create 22 looks. Ive still got my training wheels on in regard to how to feature all the pictures in a fantastic user-friendly way, so Ive only uploaded 22 … theres about another 25 combinations I can think of! Do you know what they are? But as my technical wizardry skills arent quite there yet, I didnwant to subject you to any more images! I think you get what Im trying to achieve. 

The key is to keep it simple and varied through the art of co-ordination – by layering, mixing and matching, and using different accessories to create a look thats truly individual, functional and stylish.






































10 GARMENTS, 22 WAYS
HERES WHAT I USED
TOP ROW (from left): David Lawrence T-shirt, $39.20; Saba knit, $151.20; Sportscraft silk shell top, $149; Sportscraft silk and wool cardigan, $169;  
Sportscraft striped T-shirt, $59.95
MIDDLE ROW (from left): Sportscraft panelled dress, $269; Witchery boyfriend jeans, $129.95; J Brand pants, $215; Cue stretch pants, $136.50; 
David Lawrence trench coat $239.20
BOTTOM ROW (from left): Country Road leather ballet flats, $99; Superga canvas shoes (from Eclettica), $70; Wittner shoes,$129.95; Saba leather tote, $279.20; Trenery red silk scarf, $44.96; Saba herringbone wool scarf, $63.20; 
Wittner leather clutch, $139.90


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All pictures designed in Polyvore
annemareegale.polyvore.com



What are your favourite looks? Any combinations that Ive missed? Had your own travel wardrobe disasters? Got some advice to share? Would love to hear from you.

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