You know that feeling when you get a new piece of clothing you’re absolutely in love with? When I find an item I’m obsessed with, I instantly start planning how I can wear it with the other items hanging in my closet. Mentally, that item is already part of my wardrobe even if I haven’t clicked it home yet. The last three months I’ve gotten a couple of new wardrobe items that are now part of my curated wardrobe gang. It doesn’t matter if I bought them three months ago or just last — I’m still as excited about having these new wardrobe staples.
Every month I get one or two new items to update my wardrobe with. Which is also why I call it having a ‘curated wardrobe’ rather than a ‘capsule wardrobe’ — although I use the second term on social media because it will get more views. Shameless self promotion but I do think there are similarities between the two. The biggest difference is that I have more than 37 items in my wardrobe.
A curated wardrobe to me is a wardrobe full of versatile items — you can combine one item with at least two different items — and pieces that you can wear for more than one season. It’s about quality items that are mindful purchases. That doesn’t mean that all the items need to cost a fortune — there are a lot of quality pieces you can find on the high street. It involves a base with basics and more trendy & fun wardrobe items to spice up looks.
How that looks is totally dependable on your personal style. If you want to work on your own curated wardrobe, then check out this post where I share a free printable — no strings attached, you can click on the button and save the printable — to start planning your own curated wardrobe. I would love it if you tag me!
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DARK GREEN ZARA SUIT
This is one of the more recent items I’ve brought home. I’ve dabbled in the world of suits a couple of times but I wanted one suit that I could wear to business events and feel like the badass — I think — I am. When I saw this dark green ZARA suit on the website I knew that it was a match. I just recently decided to rebrand my business — Fiona Gobbo Creative, a brand stylist & designer business — and one of the colors is a dark green. I figured this was the ultimate girl boss look that would match my branding. I’m essentially wearing my brand.
What I love about suits is that you can easily wear the trousers and blazer on its own. I do have to confess that I would probably be wearing the blazer way more than the trousers but I love having the option in my wardrobe.
You can get the blazer here and the trousers here. The suit is also available in yellow. Another ZARA suit that I love is this white suit with cigarette trousers. The blazer is the perfect oversized fit with gold buttons.
ANINE BING BOLT TEE
I have to admit, when I first got this t-shirt I was kind of disappointed. For the price point I had expected the print to be printed into the t-shirt instead of printed on the t-shirt. So far the print has held up really nicely so maybe I was a bit harsh with my first impression.
What really drawn me to this t-shirt is obviously the print — and it did not disappoint. I love wearing this t-shirt with my Zara suit, casually with jeans or — like in this post — with my beloved leopard print skirt. In my eyes, you can combine a graphic t-shirt like this easily with everything you have in your wardrobe.
You can get the Anine Bing t-shirt here (it’s currently out of stock but you can sign up for a notification). Or check out this Anine Bing t-shirt* with a tiger print or this snake print t-shirt* from the new collection. I also love this t-shirt from Iro Paris* with a leopard print on it.
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H&M LEOPARD SLIP SKIRT
I’ve already dedicated two posts to this skirt so I’ll just keep it short: you need a slip skirt in your wardrobe. When I saw this one drop on the H&M webshop I clicked it home immediately. My thought process was that I could check out if this trend was for me. I fell in love and worn it whenever the weather is a little warmer.
& OTHER STORIES SOCK BOOTS
Another item I’ve been wearing consistently since I got them for my birthday this year. I love the slick look of the sock boots, especially with a pair of dark wash jeans. It elongates the legs and gives the illusion of being taller than you are. I also love that they have the right heel height. I’m not going to lie, my feet are killing when I wear them because I don’t wear higher heels that often. However, my problem with & Other Stories boots is that they always look a little off on me because of the heel height. These are a little higher I feel than their other pairs which make them look more elegant on me.
You can find the & Other Stories sock boots here* if you want to click these babies home.
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MANGO HERRINGBONE WOOL BLAZER
I had been looking for a fishbone blazer or coat ever since I saw a Saint Laurent coat with herringbone print. Where I easily spent money on bags, I won’t be spending large amounts on clothing. So I started looking around for a more affordable options. For fall and winter the herringbone blazers tarted popping up on the high street and my eye fell on this Mango blazer. I own two other wool blazers from Mango so I knew I was getting a quality item that I could wear season after season. The fit of Mango blazers is actually one of the best ones you can find on the high street.
Unfortunately the Mango blazer is sold out. Anine Bing does have a herringbone option here*.
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& OTHER STORIES OATMEAL WOOL SWEATER
I love buying wool sweater, they’re by far my favorite type of top. I even go so far as wearing them in summer with shorts. Because an outfit can get a little too basic when you wear a wool sweater, I love to go for a different cut, combine it with gold jewelry or choose an interesting color. That’s what drew me to this sweater when I was shopping with my niece in & Other Stories in Utrecht: the oatmeal color. It’s a little different than your normal beige or camel color but still neutral.
You can find my & Other Stories oatmeal wool sweater here* but it is currently sold out. Keep an eye on the page because it sometimes comes back in stock or check for it in stores. The beige version of the sweater is in stock*. If you’re in love with the oatmeal color, you should check out this & Other Stories wool sweater with puffy sleeves*.
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