Side Street Style: Simplicity and Style

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29/12/2016

Simplicity and Style

Fred Perry


I feel like 2017 is going to be a year dedicated to simplifying my life, to going back to basics of less is more and quality over quantity as well as a more ethical approach to purchases and how we decided to live as a family unit.

Like most I love fashion but I want to get rid of the clutter in my wardrobe, I have way to many pieces of clothing that I simply don't wear and as with most people my style has changed and developed over the years and is nearly at a point I feel happy with my style choices. Saying that in the coming year I aim to streamline my closet and create a real "go-to" capsule wardrobe full of my favourite things that all work well together and will provide me with 7 fail safe outfits for the week.


Drinking coffee
Pairing up my Fred Perry Winter jumper with a White Company Shirt. Image by Sarahlou 


I love the small details, little pops of colour or subtle prints that add that something special to an outfit, also with kids running around I like things that are well made, comfortable, practical but also stylish and with such fantastic sales on at the moment now is the time to have a clear out of anything that has seen better days and invest in a few key items for the New Year. I myself like most is on a budget so I often use Love the Sales which has a fantastic collection of hundreds of my favourite brands sharing all the best in the sales and I thought I would put together a few of my favourites below.




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1. Mint Velvet Double Faced Organic Cardigan was £99 now £69
2. Dr Denim Organic Denim Skirt was £49 now £32.49
3. Joules Belsize Bright Tote Bag was £59.95 now £24.95
4. Fair+True Fairtrade long pocket tee £ 35
5. Nudie Jeans organic skinny lip denim jeans was £115 now £58
6. White Company Suede Chelsea boots was £169 now £84.50
7. White Company Poole Watch was £125 now £75
8. Dorothy Perkins Perkins Mini skirt was £28.99 now £23.19


I think investing in classic and iconic pieces such as Chelsea boots, denim jeans and a large tote bag you can never go wrong as you can add to and accessories these and dress the up or down making them vert versatile choices. 

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13 comments:

  1. I love that Joules bag and it is now such a bargain too.

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  2. I so agree with simplifying things! My wardrobe is very minimalistic and it makes finding pieces to wear easier. Good luck with the decluttering!

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    1. Thanks so much Cassandra - I am really hoping that minimising mine will be easier for me too

      Laura x

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  3. I too want to simplify my life in 2017! I want to de-clutter and focus on more of the important things :)

    Great post!

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  4. I had a load of clutter in my wardrobe i cleared out earlier this year. You don't realize how much stuff you have until you have a look through it all x

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    1. I know right!! I have way to much stuff at the moment - it needs to go!

      Laura x

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  5. I agree with you..looking so classy and simple..i appreciate your fashion and the way you think..great style and nice combination..above all the collections are very impressive..nice post...

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  6. I could have written this post Laura! I have been capsule wardrobing since the summer, it's the way forward! I agree there are certain classics, DM boots, a denim jacket, a denim shirt and the rest needs to be bought mindfully. Have you come across the minimalists? They describe minimalism as "the conscious promotion of the things we live and the removal of everything that distracts from it" I'm going to be vlogging my simple 2017 with my moves towards zero waste, minimalism etc....

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    1. Love that film!! I watched it when it came out and agree with all of it! I've set myself a challenge this year which I am going to be vlogging about as well - can't wait to see yours

      Laura x

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  7. Sounds a great idea - I should do the same and get more wear out of my wardrobe too. Love those jeans and that skirt.

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  8. Really love the collection of clothes you have picked, especially the pinafore and the boots. Just the sort of thing I would pick

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  9. I love the mini velvet cardigan - looks perfect for winter

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