TONED & TANNED – CAPSULE WARDROBE BASICS

 Capsule wardrobe inspirationMy capsule wardrobe basics quest has picked up again this week with another old faithful, the best Tan Handbag. I have been obsessing so much about interiors and decorating since we moved here that my wardrobe has gone to seed! My daily uniform of paint splashed leggings and oversized T-shirt has become very uninspiring indeed. When I do venture outside I have been sticking to classic grey sweaters though, I picked up two from Gap and a sale bargain from Principles that is semi casual but flattering. I edited out all other colours apart from one black mohair number that is such a fluffy delight it has to stay! Capsule wardrobe inspirationSo I guess my capsule wardrobe at this stage is more about finding the things I always come back to. selecting the best, then paring down. This weeks discoveries – my go-to bag is always tan – it has to be leather (there is one canvas one in my selection as I thought it had great shape and style) – smart, slouchy or clutch. As with grey, I find tan goes with everything – has more character than black and can be dressed up or down. I have one from Mimi Berry that is really simple with a turquoise silk inside that always puts a smile on my friends faces when they catch a glimpse of it, one Edina Ronay that was picked up in TK Maxx (it’s now battered but I love its well travelled markings), one from Massimo Dutti a couple of years ago that has gold studs around the edges barely visible but a nice surprise, and the Accessorize one featured below.Wardrobe basics leather totesHere are some lovely finds if you are also looking for a great tan bag. Which is your favourite?

Left column from top - Vintage, Tan leather Cross Body Bag – Lark Vintage, Cognac Leather Clutch – Crow SLC, Tan Waxed Canvas Hobo Bag – Forest Bags.

Middle from column top - Belfast Satchel – Urban Safari London, Daniel in Tan - Mimi,  Grace Bag – Toast, Frank in Tan – Mimi.

Right column from top - 1950s Tooled Leather Clutch – Revenge of the dress, Oiled Leather Tote Bag – Rue De Papier,   Leather Mari Tote – Accessorize.

All images and their original links can be found on my Pinterest likes page here for any of the bags click above  x

  • http://poppyinstitches.wordpress.com Poppy

    I love my tan handbags and toting one around all this week, my fav of these beauties is Daniel in tan clutch.

    • Jeska

      They are just so versatile and chic to boot! Love all of Mimi’s bags they are so well made, mine is still in perfect condition after 5 years! :)

  • http://Www.etsy.com/larkvintage Lark Vintage

    Beautiful bag choices!