My trick is not to get creases in the clothes in the first place, so I fold them up in the ironing basket instead of just tossing them in, I don’t overfill the washer and use a TINY bit of fabric conditioner. Then I take them out straight away and shake the clothes vigorously, sort of flap them ( auntie Graces tip) before hanging them to dry on hangars.
As it is autumn and I have lost weight, I now need some new clothes. So on my recent trip to London I attempted to get together my “capsule wardrobe” . Travelling so often has changed the way I buy clothes as I now but them with an eye to taking them on my travels.
and here are the rules.
Everything must be washable and be able to be hung up to dry quickly. No ironing!
Everything needs to match, so a maximum of three basic colours.
Everything must be lightweight.
I must REALLY like every item, or it goes back.
So I started with a coat,
This lovely burgundy alpaca and wool coat from M&S
So with a colour scheme of burgundy, black and coral/pink……
I found some snazzy purple jeggings, a soft long line purple cardigan and two really nice silky tops
and COMFY black boots...
AT LAST I CAN WEAR SOME SORT OF HEEL! YAY!
and of course the accessories…..
lovely soft leather burgundy gloves.
I bought a scarf and bag, but took them back because my own scarf was nicer and I decided if I was going to buy an expensive bag, burgundy was not the right colour.
..and I already have some favourite things at home which will match.
and of course the French have taught me that any outfit starts with the right underwear!
Ooh la la!
Can’t decide whether to buy one of these hats.
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