For example...Have you ever purchased the “perfect” shirt at the mall only to come home and find you have nothing to match it? If so, your closet is still missing what you really need and you keep purchasing 'quick fixes' for your wardrobe. So what are you waiting for? Let’s find out what you really need in your closet so each morning (or evening) when you set out your clothes--it’s like shopping in a stylish boutique!
The majority of your clothing should mix and match—or not hang in your closet at all. The only exceptions should be special occasion clothing (you hopefully have hanging in the back or another closet).
Your clothes should pay YOU rent! Since closets are usually smaller than we would like, keeping clothes in there that aren’t being worn is silly and takes up valuable real estate. Give them the boot or have them pay you rent, lol! PURGE unworn items so you can organize what you DO wear and start a list of things you still need.
“What to have in your closet” (3 main clothing categories)
1. The Basics: I can’t stress enough how vital your basic pieces are! They are your foundation for everyday dressing. They need to fit well and make you feel like a million bucks when you wear them. Have your basics altered for proper fit as needed.
Must-have Basics include:
__Classic dark wash jeans
__A-line skirt (dark solid color)
Dependable extras include: __Classic blazer
__Cashmere v-neck sweater
__Gabardine wool trousers
Little Black Dress, LBD (can be any neutral color, simple design)
(comes in purple too!)
Sassy Stuff includes:
__Long strand of pearls (can be worn multiple of ways)
__Michael Kors handbag (any classic designer bag)
__Cole Haan pumps
__Floral print skirt/or trendy dress
__Metallic flats (or bright-colored ones)
__Patent leather belt (extra wide/skinny/or animal print)
__Sheer georgette ruffle blouse
Start with your Basics list and then go from there. I promise you will have more peace in the morning and start each day with a positive attitude PLUS fabulous style!
Love, Leslie aka MissusSmartyPants