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Ciao gente! Hello everyone!

I hope you guys are well and safe!

This week my fashion post will be about how to style 4 basic items in three different ways each!

I decided to restrain myself from buying clothes or fashion related items for a whole month as I am on my way to a more minimalistic life. While stuck at home I started to declutter what was not useful anymore and I realised that, despite I have been on a minimalistic journey for years now, I was slowly and unawarely accumulating again. It is easily done when working in retail when you heavy discounts are always available! Also the fact that I have got more space now didn't helped either. So I made a pile of old stuff for charity and some of the newest and more valuable items will be (hopefully) sold on Ebay/Gumtree once the virus situation will get better.

I am really determined to make the most of my current wardrobe so I've put together some cute outfits using a basic item and then styling it in 3 different ways.

It is definitely possible to combine a capsule wardrobe and still have plenty of options to wear. It enhances my creativity and I am having fun styling what I already own.

The items I chose are among my most worn items for Spring in general as they are super versatile and flattering for my bodyshape:

- a denim mini skirt

- a striped mini dress (but it will work with any kind of plain or printed mini dress you have)

-a pair of white skinny jeans ( I know skinny jeans are not "trendy" anymore but I don't care. I still like them and I am wearing them a lot)

-a black satin midi skirt


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Gap high rise distressed denim skirt

Cos striped t-shirt dress

Abercrombie & Fitch ultra high rise white jeans

And other stories bias cut satin midi skirt

Colour-wise, I like to play it safe most of the times as you might know already, as I own mainly plain colours and a few classic printed items. A neutral palette (navy + white +tan + black) is crucial for a capsule wardrobe to achieve cohesiveness and also I prefer it for practical reasons. In order to bright things up, accessories with pop of colour are necessary and I am obsessed with mustard yellow lately when I am not using one of my all times favourite, which is bright red.

I can't stress enough about the importance of little things that make the difference: some nice pieces of jewellery, a pair of sunnies and lipstick.

I am definitely not big with hair styling but I try my best to change sometimes to match the vibe of my outfit. There is not need for fancy hair accessories, a bit of creativity is enough! A cute vintage foulard used as a tie for a classic sleek low ponytail, a simple braid style or a twisted ponytail will add a cool touch to the whole look .

All the below outfits are suitable for the unpredictable British Spring weather as I only just need to add a pair of tights and a trench coat if it's colder.

Almost everything that I am wearing here is old so I will make sure to link available alternatives in case you would like to add some pieces for you.


The denim mini skirt

1) Cable knit white cardigan + slouchy yellow suede bag + tan brogue shoes

2) White T + camera bag + foulard as hair tie + trainers

3) Breton 3/4 sleeves T + straw bag + tan brogue shoes + sweater on shoulders

The stripy dress

1) Cardigan on shoulders + straw bag + tan brogue shoes

2) Tan leather jacket + tan and mustard yellow bag + tan brogue shoes

3) Mustard linen blazer + slouchy yellow suede bag + tan oxford shoes

The white skinny jeans

1) Mustard blazer + breton T + tan and yellow bag + tan brogue shoes

2) Oxford shirt + straw bag + red court shoes

3) Fine knit navy sweater + straw bag + red court shoes

The black satin skirt

1) White T + mini zebra cross-body + trainers

2) Denim shirt + leopard T + black bucket bag + black sandals

3) Black blazer + breton T + black bucket bag + burgundy boots


Below I listed a few basics and some accessories alternatives for you from my most worn items for Spring:

1) A straw bag

2)The white trainer

3)A summery linen blazer

4)A denim shirt

5)A fun T

6)A classic breton T

7)A timeless cable jumper

8)A nice silk foulard

9)A cool bag in a neutral shade


Accessorize circle straw bag

Arket white trainers

And other stories linen blazer

Levi's denim shirt

Silkfred round neck leopard print T

Petit Bateau breton T

Arket A-line cable knit jumper

Ted Baker silk floral square

Colmado mini cut out bag



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Have a lovely start of the week and be safe!