Blogger Anna Hart Completes Her Capsule Wardrobe

 

South Molton Street Style Blogger in AW16 Parka coat

What is it about your outfit that makes you feel most comfortable?

I’ve been on the hunt for a parka jacket for as long as I can remember, so just owning one makes me incredibly happy! I’m fussy, coats needs to be comfortable and fitted – these two things rarely mix. This one is different – it’s lining is so, so soft and warm, but it also has little tassels on the side to help it fit my shape. So, although I feel like I’m wearing a furry duvet, I don’t look like it! Everything else I’m wearing are my “happy clothes.” I’m most comfortable in stripes and denim.

If you had to list 3 must have items in your wardrobe what would they be?

They would be embarrassingly simple. Every girl needs a good, solid little black dress. I have a narrow waist but most definitely have a bottom and thighs so dresses don’t always work for me. Investing in a good LBD was a fantastic decision for me. Other key items include quality cashmere jumpers (my favourite is new-in from Wyse London) and well fitted black trousers.

South Molton Street Style Blogger in AW16 Parka coat

Do you have any major style faux pas?

Generally I never like to feel like I have to conform to a style. I love the freedom fashion gives you. My style doesn’t exactly push boundaries but there is nothing I hate more than walking through West London and seeing all the women looking like carbon copies of each other. At least try to be a little bit original. Same goes for dressing for work – I’m so glad to be out of that corporate world. Whenever I meet up with friends in the city, or go to an event, I also feel for women as their options feel so limited – everyone looks the same.

South Molton Street Style Blogger in AW16 Parka coat

Would you say you are a shoes or bag girl?

Hmmm… Although I’d say I wasn’t really either my collection (which is taking over my flat) would disagree. I guess I’d be more of a shoe person, my Dad always told me it was most important to have clean shoes and nails so its stuck with me. I wear flats a lot, in fact a resolution for 2016 was to get me wearing more heels as they’re so much more flattering. However what with a very active pup and rushing around town most days, I think its going to be tough to get me out of my trainers.

Can you remember your first item of clothing that made you feel like a grown up? What was it?

I can vividly remember buying a dress for my prom, aged sixteen. It was such a big deal at the time; every lunch time was spent going through the pages of Sugar and Cosmopolitan magazines with friends hunting down the perfect one. I can remember trying to match the colour of my dress with the colour of my boyfriend at the time’s tie, which is the opposite of what I’d do now. I ended up with this blue puff ball dress. I thought I looked fantastic, but when I look back I resemble a Christmas bauble.

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