Saturday, November 5, 2011

How To Always Have Something To Wear

  • Find out once and for all what really suits you. Invest in a color and style consultation. 
  • Decide on a look that’s right for you, one that works with your personality, budget and lifestyle. 
  • Set a day aside to clean out your wardrobe. Eliminate everything that doesn't fit, you haven’t worn in a year or you no longer like. 
  • Put everything you can’t decide on or love-to-death but you do not wear in a box in another room. 
  • A few weeks later, go back to the box. Don’t go through it again. If you have not already retrieved anything by now, you don’t need it. Get rid of everything, box and all. 
  • Decide on three basic colors. These need to either match or coordinate with what you own. Buy only those three colors for your basic pieces. 
  • Make a list of all the items you need in your wardrobe, e.g., a solid blazer, wool pants, white shirt, etc. 
  • Think carefully about each purchase. Will it go with at least three other things in your wardrobe? Can it be dressed up and down? Is it trans-seasonal? Will it date quickly? 
  • Avoid trendy items, or, at least, spend very little on them. 
  • Buy clothing that will span two to three seasons – like wool crepe or matt jersey. 
  • Never compromise on fit, no matter how great a buy. If it can’t be altered or you are not prepared to spend the money on having it altered, pass it by. 
  • Add punchy color and fashion flair with accessories, shoes and handbags. 
  • Continually eliminate and replace essential wardrobe pieces once it is built up, so that you are never caught without a necessary item. 
  • Try to plan your wardrobe around three neutral colors like black, white, khaki, navy or brown. 
  • Buy more solids than prints. You won’t get tired of them as quickly. 

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