I was asked about the absence of these 2 categories in my post Closet Audit: Casual Foundations. My apologies, I didn’t include dresses to prevent the post from being longer than it already was and I know that for some, dresses are automatically ‘dressy’ and have no place being in the same sentence as ‘casual’ 🙂 As for the accessories besides shoes, well I have no excuse except laziness!
So my stash of casual dresses grew from only a handful to about a dozen (for all seasons in the last few years) and they are 3 distinct styles: shirt, shift and Summery – a very broad term I know, but it’s basically a style I feel the most comfortable in during the warmest weather and is holiday appropriate.
From the bottom: dark blue boiled wool shirt dress, navy knitted, grey jersey shirt dress, blue long sleeve paisley print, cap sleeve blue/black colour block shift, black jersey shirt dress, khaki safari dress, white print shift, lilac stripe sleeveless.
Living in UK invariably means some sort of cover up is required at least close at hand, no matter how warm the day starts. I most often wear a light cardigan or a soft jacket (knit or utility). This year my goal is to wear all my jackets much more often.
I have a lot of belts collected over the years and really enjoy using them. They are a mix of wide, medium and skinny, often with some texture. Scarves are really useful to me and I like to wear them all year round, these are my most worn collected over time.
Bags clockwise from left: nubuck Coach, black Ferragamo, plum Barneys New York, orange Céline, black Céline and tan Céline in the centre. I’ve had all of these bags a long time – some were vintage before I got them and they’re still going strong maybe because I do invest a bit of time caring for them.
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