Jump to content

What is your wardrobe like?
Set outfits or mixed up?


  • Please log in to reply
49 replies to this topic

#1 mandarins

Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

I have noticed some people always wear different clothes and others wear much the same few things week in week out.

I started to wonder if some people buy clothing seasonally together so they have 'outfits' ? I just buy things I like and wear quite a lot of different things.

What do you do? Do you buy your kids clothes the same or just dress them in whats in the sales or hand me downs and so on.

I guess I am thinking about how over full my wardrobe is... and I have read about stylists recommending 'clothing capsules'.

Any thoughts?



#2 mandarins

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

***BUMP**  biggrin.gif

#3 rabbit hyde

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

I will buy clothes that work with my wardrobe.  I have a certain colour palette and style that I'm comfortable with and tend to work with that.

I used to just buy anything that looked nice, but would often get frustrated if I felt that I didn't have anything that would work with it the avalache of clothes in my wardrobe just felt like clutter and waste.

So usually when I go clothes shopping and find an item I like, I try to think about what it will work with in my wardrobe and how many items it would be compatible with.

If you're fairly set in your style - the clothing capsule idea works.  However I could see it being difficult if you're still determining what you like or are quite versatile.

#4 Propaganda

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

I mostly wear dresses, so I just make sure I have shoes and accessories and cardigans that match those.

I do have a few seperates though, and I usually buy them as an outfit. Often though, the bottoms are easily mixed with the various tops.

#5 Feral timtam

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

At the moment mine is pretty basic, I don't hang onto clothing that doesn't currently fit so my wardrobe is very small at the moment. I'm currently one of those people wearing the same few things week in week out.

My weight and measurements look like they're hitting a steady level so I'm starting to look at investing some nicer pieces. A few more decent quality tops is first item on the agenda, I've been wearing Kmart cheapies to tide me over until my weight stops fluctuating.

For my kids I buy a capsule wardrobe in each size at the end of season sales then I buy fashion pieces that take our fancy when they hit that size.

#6 BadCat

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

I wear the same thing all the time.  I find something I like enough to buy and I buy 4 of them.  I don't do fashion at all, ever, so I can wear them until they wear out.

#7 sammyv

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

I try to mix it up but have favourites that I wear together alot.

Like pp I have a palette that I basically stick to but if I buy something not in the palette I make sure I have something to wear it with.



#8 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

I almost always wear dresses.  I am not very good at matching separates, other than mixing pencil skirts with polka dot pussy bow blouses  unsure.gif

In summer it is dresses and sandals, in winter dresses, fishnets, cardigans and mary-janes.  Quite boring, when I think about it!

I turn my wardrobe over a lot, but that is mostly for space sake and it is just replacing old dresses with new dresses.

#9 EssentialBludger

Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

I never buy clothes. I have a few pairs of shorts and tshirts for summer, a couple of dresses, two pairs of jeans and a couple of jumpers for winter. Had them all for years. Couldn't tell you the last time I bought clothes. ph34r.gif

I'm just not much of a fashion type person... I also NEVER wear makeup. laughing2.gif

ETA: I'm not a shoe person either. Tounge1.gif Two pairs of thongs for summer, and a pair of chucks for winter is all I own! (and a pair knee high boots, which hurt my feet after about 30 seconds in them, so never worn).

Edited by EssentialBludger, 09 November 2012 - 04:08 PM.


#10 ComradeBob

Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

I tend to buy multiples of good basics, like T-shirts, trousers and jeans. Also if I find a comfy pair of shoes, that come in different colours, I'll buy more than one pair of them.

Then I'll buy things that are a bit more funky that will go well with the abovementioned t-shirt, trousers and jeans, think skirts, multicoloured t-shirts, jackets, scarves, that kind of thing.

One thing I have noticed in life is that most people don't really notice what you wear everyday unless you look really fantastic or really terrible.

#11 Guest_CaptainOblivious_*

Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:16 PM

I only buy stuff when I need it. I tend to buy a whole 'range' for my kids (I love american websites for this!) because then they can mix and match most of their stuff and it still doesn't look totally hideous.

I hate clothes shopping for myself and am not at all interested in fashion. I wear button down shirts and jeans most of the time, or button down shirts with shorts in summer. I always have a quiet chuckle at the people who slavishly dash out and buy the latest seasons clothes just because they're 'in'. I've got better stuff to do with my money and couldn't really GAF what the magazines say I should spend it on.

Edited by CaptainOblivious, 09 November 2012 - 04:16 PM.


#12 Marchioness Flea

Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

I tend to live in jeans in winter so buy basic tops, and denim skirt or 3/4 pants in summer so...basic tops.
I wish I could find dresses I liked and which fit me, short and round doesn't make for easy dress buying sadly sad.gif

Edited by Jenflea, 09 November 2012 - 05:30 PM.


#13 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

QUOTE (CaptainOblivious @ 09/11/2012, 02:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I only buy stuff when I need it. I tend to buy a whole 'range' for my kids (I love american websites for this!) because then they can mix and match most of their stuff and it still doesn't look totally hideous.

I hate clothes shopping for myself and am not at all interested in fashion. I wear button down shirts and jeans most of the time, or button down shirts with shorts in summer. I always have a quiet chuckle at the people who slavishly dash out and buy the latest seasons clothes just because they're 'in'. I've got better stuff to do with my money and couldn't really GAF what the magazines say I should spend it on.



I get your point, but some of us just really like clothes and that doesn't actually make us evil  wink.gif



#14 vanessa71

Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

I love clothes.

I have about 70 dresses, lots of skirts, shirts and nice tops and a few pairs of good pants. I like having the choice to wear something different all the time and not have some sort of 'uniform'. I am very good at getting things on sale, I never pay full price for anything. I also don't buy for the sake of it being in 'fashion'. I am not interested in the latest trends I am interested in pieces that will last. I like that fact that I can wear something I bought over 10 years ago and still get compliments on it.


#15 Bel Rowley

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

I occasionally buy outfits, more often buy individual items because I like them and worry about what they will go with later. I like having new clothes, not necessarily because they are in fashion. I am slowly figuring out what my own style is. And I spend way too much time talking to Maybelle and Vanessa71 who are very bad influences when it comes to shopping Tounge1.gif. I'll admit I often buy on impulse and end up with things I don't get a lot of wear out of.

#16 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

I've got a fairly small wardrobe of predominately mix and match stuff, usually slightly more expensive and good quality rather than quantity.

If I like a pair of shorts, for example, I'll go out and buy them in a few colours, and get a few matching toned shirts.

And stripes.  Loads of stripes.

I typically get one or two 'fashion' things for the season - this year it's mainly coloured denim which I'm loving.


#17 Propaganda

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

I don't buy for the fashions. I am finding current fashions quite unflattering to my body shape, so I struggle to find items that suit me.

You can like dressing nicely without buying something just because it's in a fashion magazine. My personal style is about what I like, and what suits my body shape and personality. I do occasionally find myself excited over seasonal colours, but that's only because it's difficult to find colours you love when you're not following fashion trends.

#18 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE (vanessa71 @ 09/11/2012, 03:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love clothes.

I have about 70 dresses, lots of skirts, shirts and nice tops and a few pairs of good pants. I like having the choice to wear something different all the time and not have some sort of 'uniform'. I am very good at getting things on sale, I never pay full price for anything. I also don't buy for the sake of it being in 'fashion'. I am not interested in the latest trends I am interested in pieces that will last. I like that fact that I can wear something I bought over 10 years ago and still get compliments on it.


Trust Vanessa about getting things on sale!  I fell in love with a bag from Witchery last year, and Vanessa encouraged me to wait until it was on sale, as it was hideously expensive at ~$300!  I couldn't wait though and slapped it on my Visa, only to see it at over half off less than a month later cry1.gif It just got cheaper and cheaper, argh!  I use it a lot, and it is probably worth the price in terms of quality and cost per use, but it kills me that I didn't listen to her!

I also wanted to add that you can love clothes and enjoy fashion without being slavish.  I like a certain style (50s and early 60s vintage style looks) and I know what suits me.  I love looking at magazines, but I don't change the way I dress to follow fashions.  By the same token, I wouldn't avoid buying something that was in fashion if I liked it, just to feel like I was above it all.

I am interested in fashion as a social history too, particularly when it comes to women.  Fashion overall is a very interesting way of tracing womens' roles and social changes...a great example is the move from practical 40s styles when women were working in factories to help with the war effort, to the move to the restrictive styles of the New Look as women were expected to leave their jobs to the returning soldiers.

#19 credence

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

I don't buy outfits, but I have a colour palette that I love and rarely deviate from. It kind of means everything goes with everything.

I'm also a big fan of dresses for the simple fact that I don't have to match it with anything else.

#20 mandarins

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE (Maybelle @ 09/11/2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Trust Vanessa about getting things on sale!  I fell in love with a bag from Witchery last year, and Vanessa encouraged me to wait until it was on sale, as it was hideously expensive at ~$300!  I couldn't wait though and slapped it on my Visa, only to see it at over half off less than a month later cry1.gif It just got cheaper and cheaper, argh!  I use it a lot, and it is probably worth the price in terms of quality and cost per use, but it kills me that I didn't listen to her!

I also wanted to add that you can love clothes and enjoy fashion without being slavish.  I like a certain style (50s and early 60s vintage style looks) and I know what suits me.  I love looking at magazines, but I don't change the way I dress to follow fashions.  By the same token, I wouldn't avoid buying something that was in fashion if I liked it, just to feel like I was above it all.

I am interested in fashion as a social history too, particularly when it comes to women.  Fashion overall is a very interesting way of tracing womens' roles and social changes...a great example is the move from practical 40s styles when women were working in factories to help with the war effort, to the move to the restrictive styles of the New Look as women were expected to leave their jobs to the returning soldiers.



The, erm, $300 bag. If I loved it I might have bought it too, being worried that it would not still be in stock if I waited till sales. I guess to keep an eye on things in the stores going on sale you need to visit shops often or frequently check the websites? How does one go about never paying full price??

Edited by mandarins, 10 November 2012 - 12:34 PM.


#21 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

I love clothes but don't have the body for them anymore.

Before DS I only ever wore gorgeous dresses from Review, Alannah Hill, and other places. Now though I am too fat and because I'm breastfeeding stick to awful jeans and singlets.

This pregnancy I'm going to treat myself to proper maternity and nursing dresses so I can have some nice beautiful dresses to wear after this baby is born.

Sick of looking like a frump.

#22 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE (mandarins @ 09/11/2012, 04:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I adore textiles and history too, so I know where you are coming from. I think in my case this is why my wardrobe is so eclectic. But saying that I feel my style is changing, and so I have a lot of different things as I try and find out who I am now, plus hold onto things I love even if they do not get worn often. Also my weight fluctuates so I have a few things I hold to for when I fit them.

As for the, erm, $300 bag. If I loved it I might have bought it too, being worried that it would not still be in stock if I waited till sales. I guess to keep an eye on things in the stores going on sale you need to visit shops often or frequently check the websites? How does one go about never paying full price??


I don't know...she is brilliant at it.  My Mum is a bargain queen too...I would love to have the nerve, but I fall in love with things and can't bear the thought of missing out.

Sunny, your self imagine is very far from how I see you!  You are lovely.  But if you are ever clearing out those Review and Alannah Hill dresses, you know who to call  wink.gif

#23 Kalota

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

My wardrobe is definitely a mix of all different clothing items! Like you, I just buy things that I like and then wear them with other items that look good with them! While I don't have set outfits per se, there are some items of clothes that I think look nice with other specific items so they will be often seen together original.gif

But my wardrobe is definitely a vast array of random bits and mixes!

#24 whale-woman

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

I have a ton of clothes. I buy what suits my style so some seasons it's lots, others nothing. If I buy something that's very seAsonal (in fashion now and likely very out next year/season) I won't spend much. On classics I will buy expensive stuff. I used to shop mostly overseas as designers are much cheaper there especially in the sales. I have a bunch of lovely Burberry/Prada/missoni classics that look great, bought when i lived in Europe. I have been able to wear them for years and usually bought them for 70%+ off. Usually i only buy something if I have a clear idea what I'll wear it with and in what situations.

Dd gets clothes bought only on sale. If I see something I like for her I get it and put it away till it fits her ( in the next few years). DD2 will be a handmedown wearer at least till she gets old enough to object to this. I don't buy posh kids stuff. I don't really do kiddy outfits.

I love clothes. They make me happy. I shop a LOT as I love looking for lovely stuff cheap. I also have a tailor adjust stuff so it fits right.

Edited by whale-woman, 09 November 2012 - 07:34 PM.


#25 loubee

Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

I have a colour palette; Black  biggrin.gif . Despite being a Perthling at present I can't shake my Melburnian tendencies. I resist but whenever I do it normally ends up sitting in the wardrobe, I have extended it to grey in recent years and even added a little orange. I wear scarves summer and winter so add colour here.

My running wardrobe is a whole different ball game, marathon tee of choice orange and now a new lime one for the summer running season, hot pink and black running skirts. Fluro pink nike frees for the gym and some other great colors for running shoes. My world would be sepia without running  tongue.gif

Edited by loubee, 09 November 2012 - 11:23 PM.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Funny Father's Day cards

A little fun never goes astray when celebrating special occasions and Father's Day is no different. We've rounded up some funny Father's day cards for your husbands, fathers and other important men in your lives.

Electronic tags may keep newborns safe

The possibility of using electronic bracelets for mothers and their newborn babies is being investigated by Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital. 

Baby steps: when your little one starts walking

As a parent there are so many milestones to look forward to. That first smile, first word - and, of course, that first step.

Julia Watson's new book 'Breakfast, School Run, Chemo'

Tomorrow my friend Julia launches her first book. And while we're all overjoyed, the success is tinged with sadness. You see, Julia has stage 4 bowel cancer.

How not to name twins

Call me boring, but I don't think that when it comes to choosing my twins' names is the right time to use a good pun.

Fun Sunny Life pool inflatables just for babies

The babies of 2015 will thus be thrilled to paddle their happy baby legs in these brand new flamingo and swan baby inflatables.

Baby and bulldog born on the same day are best friends

When Chicago mum Ivette Ivens saw a French bulldog puppy who had the same birthdate as her son Dilan, she "just knew it?s meant to be" and took him home. Five months later, puppy Farley and Dilan are the best of friends - as Ivens says, "I?m pretty sure Dilan thinks they?re both the same species, as they walk at the same level and are both going through the stage of chewing on everything.?

Breastfeeding basics for beginners

Here are 10 tips to help make breastfeeding successful and stress free for both you and your baby as quickly as possible.

Girl smothers baby brother with peanut butter

This mum had a big clean up job on her hands.

How to hide those under eye shadows

Pandas are the only ones who benefit from under-eye shadows. If you're not fluffy and cute, you'll just look tired.

Young mum dies after being denied pap smear

A mother has died after she was denied a pap smear because she was deemed "too young" to need it.

Birthday cakes banned at childcare centre

A childcare centre in Sydney has banned birthday cakes after parent complaints about excessive sugar and children with allergies being left out.

Triplet surprise for newlyweds

As the radiographer moved the wand over her abdomen, Shelley King got the surprise of her life.

3 yummy Thermomix baby and toddler recipes

Louise Fulton Keats shares her recipes for babies and toddlers, including corn and sweet pikelets, pumpkin and pea risotto, and cheesy bunny biscuits.

Man arrested over toddler Nikki's death

A 31-year-old man has been arrested over the death of two-year-old Nikki Francis-Coslovich in Mildura.

Adoption ban on pregnant women to be lifted

Pregnant women will no longer be barred from adoption waiting lists in NSW, after the Baird Government decided the practice was discriminatory.

Are you getting enough magnesium?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, but we don't talk enough about it and the vital role it plays in great health and energy, as well as disease prevention.

5 workplace lessons for new parents

Take heart in these principles that will transfer seamlessly from the workplace into your new life as a parent.

Mums to follow on Instagram

A creative outlet for many, there are some savvy women complementing their blogs and businesses with riveting Instagrams feeds. We've chosen a few which have bucketloads of appeal; there are some big time players and some smaller local ones, and they each bring their special brand of magic to the Instagram experience.

Review: The Volvo 2015 XC90 SUV has all the safety features your family needs

The new Volvo XC90 SUV's focus on keeping you safe does not come at the expense of comfort in the XC90.

Kim Kardashian reveals she may have hysterectomy

Kim Kardashian has revealed complications during pregnancy means she might have to have a hysterectomy after the birth of her second child.

Why late night snacks wreak havoc on weight loss

 Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring food.

Toddler twins pretend to be asleep to fool mum

They say twins have a unique connection. If this cute clip is anything to go by, these toddler sisters like to use their special bond to try to fool their mother.

Dad bags: 10 picks for out and about

Getting out of the house is a big priority in the early years of parenthood and you need to take a well-stocked kit with you. We've chosen 10 of the best nappy bags sure to appeal to dads in style and function.

Win a Mountain Buggy Swift

To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Dads who do their share have more sex: study

For women trying to encourage their partners to take more interest in fatherhood, it could be the ultimate incentive.

Think you might have IBS, coeliac disease or Crohn's?

Conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract are common in modern humans, and many are on the rise - including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and coeliac disease.

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer.

The exercises you know you should be doing (but probably aren't)

I bet your to-do list today is long. But somewhere on that massive list, are you making time for your pelvic floor?

This baby really loves the family cat

Some babies get excited when mum or dad come to get them from their cot after a nap.

Designer kids clothing good enough to eat by Oeuf

Even if you aren't heading to the Northern hemisphere in the next six months, you can't help but love the amazing food-themed knits for babies and kids by cult kids brand Oeuf.

Early exposure to peanuts recommended for allergy prevention

A paediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn one.

Home brand foods contain less salt than pricier rivals

Supermarket home brand foods, long derided as cheap and inferior, contain far lower levels of salt than pricier, branded rivals, new research shows.

Nannies for hire, wherever you're flying

Ever dreaded the prospect of a long flight, dreaming about how wonderful it would be for a nanny to entertain the kids?

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer: with an unusual photo shoot with their 'baby', a groodle (poodle/golden retriever cross) named Humphrey. The talented Elisha from Elisha Minnette Photography caught all the precious shots.

Is it okay to name your baby with a sense of humour?

My husband was sure that Danger was a good option for a boy. And as the pregnancy progressed, it actually started to sound really good.

Woman gives birth after having her own mother's uterus transplanted

In a world first, a healthy baby has been born from the same womb that nurtured his own mother.

So hot right now: double-barrelled baby names on the rise

It's one way to make your baby stand out from the pack – giving them not one, but two first names.

Second time around: is it really better the devil you know?

When I fell pregnant with my second child I was, naturally, very excited. Then it all started to come back to me - and I freaked.

Shopping with kids: breaking the pester-power cycle

You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.

How did we have babies before apps came along?

Three months ago, my wife, Chrysta, and I were driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles when she let out a harrowing cry.

When your toddler disagrees

There comes a time when your child starts having different views to you. I didn't realise that time would come so soon.

Win a Pacapod this Father's Day

To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW

 

FREE TICKET

Discover the magic of the LEGOŽ DUPLOŽ Play Area in Sydney

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.