Posted: September 19, 2016 9:37am

We all have so many things in our wardrobe, which we don’t wear because we haven’t  anything, to wear with them. Last week I went through all my clothes and found that I was missing :

Belts, I had bought jumpsuits but they needed belting, belts are not the most exciting things to buy but get it right and it can finish an outfit. I had bought two gorgeous vintage jumpsuits but they needed something contemporary to bring them up to date.

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I have checked out hundreds of belts and below are the best ones around. I was tipped off by a friend of mine Katie, to Alexander Mcqueen belts, the studded one is now vastly reduced at the Outnet. This belt will update any jumpsuit or dress. Other options worth checking out are from :

  1. Love this Winter White one from Stella McCartney, still on sale at Matches
  2. The double buckle belt, was championed by Saint Laurent and it looks fabulous particularly with the new wider fit Levis, I adore the ASOS take on this belt.
  3. The oversized leopard print belt again in the sale, is a great way to dress up an oversized shirt .

Hoodies and oversized sweaters and sweatshirts are the best pieces to finish off a tricky skirt or to pair with a pair of jeans. They add an edge to any outfit and as we have non stop rain are practical/ I realized that I was living in my American Vintage one so it was time to invest. I adore the brand Set and the check shirt/jacket is something you can wear over your gym wear but then in the evening with leather or jeans.  Check out Romwe for amazing oversized hoodies. In evening, I will be dressing mine up with a heel! My dream buy would be this Alexander McQueen hoodie from Outnet!

I know I am going on but a navy sweaters, this was another item that I realized having checked my wardrobe, that I wore constantly. I found a lovely deep back v jumper at ASOS  , buy the oversized navy sweatshirt it is now £13 and I have been living in it!

Jewellery, I just need to invest and find great statement pieces to lift a simple t-shirt or shirt. I love Clara Francis and Marni.

A body is the one thing to buy this season, they are brilliant to layer, under a cardigan and it gives such a smooth line. Wolford is the best brand and Very have the classic round neck body on offer at the moment.

Suddenly shoes and boots have changed and get the right ones and they will update your look.  Heels are blocky and boots are calf length.  I normally avoid shoes from the Highstreet as I have had so many bad experiences!  This season, I have been so impressed with Dune and Office . I have bought the Miami from Dune ( so similar to the Gianvitto Version) in navy and am eyeing up their over the knee boots, as I love the block heel.

I would also check the great Preloved site Shonamac, I found the great platforms featured below on her site.

So take the time to go through your wardrobe and write down the items that you need to finish outfits. If you are in London, we are happy to help, we can clear and sell anything through our Ebay shop and give you simple advise on, how to update your wardrobe or finish outfits. Email catwalkschoolgates@gmail.com

 

 


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