Only when you put together a good basic wardrobe--can you begin to have true great style.
It starts by having 60-70% of your wardrobe basic pieces. That's a lot more than what most women have in their wardrobes. Often women have 25-30% basic items and the rest are odds and ends (impulse purchases).
For an article of clothing to be considered a ‘wardrobe basic' it must be:
__Versatile. It needs to go with lots of different things and be worn a variety of different ways.
__Good quality. It will be worn often, so it needs to be the best quality you can afford.
__Classic styling. It shouldn't go out of style quickly because it is a wardrobe staple.
__Good fit. It is worn often, it must fit you well and make you look your best.
__Flattering color (or colors) that works with most of your wardrobe.