The 4-5 piece French wardrobe #10

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  1. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Active Member

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    Well ... you could put pants and/or a skirt on your mental shopping list. If you really feel like wearing dresses right now, I think that's fine. Can you wear the tops with jeans on the weekend? Maybe you can give yourself an assignment to make an outfit with one of the tops every week or two ...
     
  2. eizhowa

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    I ended up returning the Ganni white coat. It was too bulky.

    Currently I am eyeing some black high rise trousers from Acne. These ones: FN-WN-TROU000005

    My two concerns are that they are dry clean only and that they might wear out too quickly. I usually get my trousers from Filippa k, but they are only doing long&tapered trousers this season, it seems. That Filippa k trousers are a thin, smooth, stretchy wool (2% elastane) that holds its shape really well (and survives the washing machine). The Acne trousers are a thick, coarse, stiff wool. It is lined, so the coarseness is not an issue. I am however worried that it will not hold its shape. I sit in front of a computer a lot. I can't have trousers that will only look good if you stand in them... They are 100% wool, no elastane.

    Has anyone had wool trousers from Acne before (or wool trousers that sound similar in quality)? How did they hold up? Did they require a lot of dry cleaning?

    The fit was so good, and they felt very sturdy, but still, I can't afford a one-season pair of Acne trousers...
     
  3. Nymphaea

    Nymphaea Well-Known Member

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    Those Acne trousers look stunning. Their quality is usually top notch, most of the time better than I expect from the price they are asking for their products. Unfortunately I don't have any wool trousers from Acne, can't help there. You can try to pinch the fabric and stretch it to see how the fabric behaves. Also wearing the pants one day at home is an option, if you're not happy you can return them. I still have and use all my Acne items and they still look good.
     
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    Thank you, Nymphaea!
     
  5. Betinapple

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    @eizhowa: shame about the coat. I think I have a 100% wool dress in a similar very sturdy fabric, which holds it shape perfectly. I think Nymphaeas advice on trying them on at home is good.

    Re me and pants: I generally don't like wearing pants, neither in terms of comfort or aestethics, so while work pants are probably a staple for others, I don't think it will be for me. I guess a skirt is better :)
     
  6. twistelette

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    Hey guys, it's been a while! Hope everyone's ok.

    Eizhowa, those pants look amazing, hope they work out for you!

    As for me, during the heatwave we had in the summer I was sure I'd run out of clothes, it's not usually that hot here so I don't have a ton of high summer clothes. I thought I'd surely be bored wearing the same thing over and over and/of having to do laundry every other day. And neither of those things happened. I did wear a lot of the same pieces but I was suprised at how 'far' I could make my wardrobe go.
     
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    eizhowa Active Member

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    Welcome back!

    I have realized I actually have way too clothes, despite having very little. I have less than 10 summer tops (ie. 10 top items that are not wool..., and I only used 8 despite the long summer.

    I bought the trousers :)
     
  8. twistelette

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    Hurray for the trousers!

    About the summer tops, do you think you'll wear them at some point in the future? Maybe next summer, maybe in the coming seasons as layering pieces? I'd say, if the answer is yes or even just maybe, that's not too many pieces to have.
    I have a black silk skirt that I thrifted years ago, and for the longest time I rarely wore it. And then last spring suddenly something clicked, and now I wear it all the time. You just never know :)
     
  9. fashionista-ta

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    ^ Glad everything worked out with your account :flower:

    I agree ... I never throw anything out, unless I think I'll never wear the size again. (Somehow that kind of thing seems to move in one direction ...) But formal occasions vary from year to year, as well as mood, as well as colors schemes. I have black velvet trousers I bought many years ago that have had gaps of years in my wearing them. But I did this past winter ... so I think those rules should be ignored. For most of us, when you get rid of something, there's no getting it back ;)
     
  10. twistelette

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    Thanks again for your help with that, Ta-ta! :flower:

    Picked up some olive coloured espadrille sandals for next summer - I know I can use a new pair of sandals next year. So these will be waiting, like a little gift from past-self to future-self :stuart:. I also got an Agn├Ęs B. black wool top from the thrift store. Both were impulse buys, but I have to say it's been a while since I've really liked anything in a store, you know, the :crush: feeling. So I'm rolling with it.

    Eizhowa, how are the trousers doing?
     
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