Winter Capsule Wardrobe Must Haves.... STEAL vs SPREE

Style Theory: My capsule wardrobe items for this season, a simple palette of creams and greys, chic understated, practical and cool. Can be mixed and matched with colours such as navys, deep plums, reds to add depth and variation. A simple formula that will work for women of all ages..

I have created two versions, the first is 'Spree' expensive, luxurious, investment pieces that are made of the best quality fabrics and are high on my wishlist...

Coat - Gianni Malin Wool Coat £315
Jumper - Jigsaw Aran Cable knit £149
Jeans - MiH Breathless Jean £195
Scarf - The White Company Cashmere oversize Scarf £198
Bag- Gucci Soho Disco Bag £650
Trainers - Golden Goose £260
The grey coat is this season's colour of coat to have, it is beautiful, understated and will go with everything. Perfect for wearing with jeans or throw over a party dress for a chic look. Add a deep plum or mustard oversize scarf for a pop of colour. 
The winter white sweater, such a useful piece, I tried this Jigsaw jumper on recently, it is fab on really soft and cosy and a gorgeous fit and the roll neck sits perfectly.
I am officially obsessed with the Gucci Soho bag and am saving for or black not sure..think it will be black as it is super practical.
Golden Goose trainers the ultimate super cool trainers, so expensive but look so cool on..

Coat - Zara £59.99
Jumper - Topshop £45
Jeans - Topshop £40
Scarf - Travelling Bazaar £40
Bag - Topshop (Leather) £38
Trainers - Stan Smith @Office £66.99
These are maybe not super cheap alternatives but are mid priced high street and made of good quality fabrics so they will last.
The coat is wool, I love the masculine shape it really will look fab over your shoulders with a glittery, shimmery Christmas dress. The scarf is 100% wool and gorgeously oversized but not so big that you are unable to wrap it round your neck, it sits perfectly. 
The Topshop bag is leather, a fab shape, very Gucci-esque and looks far more expensive that it's £38 price.
Stan Smiths are the comfiest trainers I have ever had, honestly if you buy them you will not regret it and get so much wear out of them.

My Style: 
For running around at the weekend..
Sunglasses- Spain
Jumper - Boden £89
Jeans - Topshop £40
Trainers - Footasylum £79.99
Bag - Aurora Willow Bag £64.50

Trying on the Jigsaw sweater in my Spree edit above..
Jigsaw Sweater - Link above
Zara - Biker Trousers - sold out
Stan Smith Trainers - Link above
Bag - Yosa Uk £19

So there are a few capsule wardrobe ideas for this season, I would love to invest in the Spree but unfortunately I am more on a steal budget!! Are you a fan of grey, do you already have any of these key pieces, what is your ideal style for this season??

Next time I will be finding the best Christmas Gifts for her under £100..or also known as my Christmas list ;-) Thanks so much for reading and as always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Frances xxxxx 


  1. I adore the Jigsaw sweater - absolutely perfect. The Gucci bag is on my list:)

    1. Which colour are you going for with the Gucci bag Joanna? xx

  2. Oh my favourite colour combo and that Jigsaw jumper is gorgeous ... I am totally love the Spree outfit love every piece, but your steal is equally good. x

    1. And you would look so amazing in the Spree outfit too AnneMarie xxx

  3. Love it all! The jigsaw jumper is amazing! What size do you have on there? It looks perfect. X

    1. I think it was a UK 10 I tried on and fitted perfectly (my normal size) it is really lovely one to watch our for on Black Friday! xx

  4. I'm all about the steal's Frances....though I could definitely won over by the Jigsaw sweater...that would be a fab investment! xx

    1. I am so tempted to invest in it too Michelle, it felt really luxurious on! xx

  5. Beautiful colours Frances. They ooze luxury. Still struggling with the Golden Goose trainers. I mean, I do like them on others but I'd feel as if I were putting dirty shoes on everyday lol x

    1. Ha ha Donna, completely get where you are coming from with the dirty trainer malarcky but I just love the colours and styling, although buying 'distressed' trainers for £300 is maybe slight madness...but they look soo good!

  6. I also love fashion and have far too many clothes. That was why I decided to take the plunge and have fitted wardrobrs installed. I used a local wardrobe designer and installer to do the job for me, and they made my dream wardrobes. I now have plenty of space to keep my clothes and I can easily find them.

    Angella Frasier @ 4 Wardrobe