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10 Basic Closet Tips for a Sensible Wardrobe

Updated: Mar 21, 2021

1. Everyone should have a Tailor/Seamstress ( see Tailored For Your Needs Blog)

2. Essential clothing items: White Button-down shirt (long-sleeved preferred), Khaki/Camel /black bottoms, Blazer in Black (if possible Navy Blue as well), black shoes/loafers, a pair of comfortable heels (preferable black) under 3 inches, a good black /camel structured purse, LBD (little black dress), a little white dress, a camel-colored coat, white sneakers/kitten heels/flats, pearl earrings/necklace, your best shade of white turtleneck, black turtle neck (honorable mention), black/brown boots, and shapewear/proper fitting undergarments.

3.Neutrals are your friend when you are not confident in color matching.

4. Accessories really make or break an outfit. Invest in hats, headbands, socks, scarves, jewelry to elevate your look to the next level.

5.Invest in an Iron/Starch and steamer. Nothing is tackier than wrinkled clothing. Disheveled clothing indicates a poverty mindset.

6.Invest in essentials, not trends. Trends come and go and can leave you looking outdated. If the trend is something you love and can see yourself wearing for years to come, by all means, add the item to your wardrobe, This is also a money-saving tip to help avoid impulsive spending. Before you purchase it, ask yourself if you can make 5 different outfits with that one item. If no, put it back. You never want to purchase an item that you can only wear once. You also should avoid purchasing an item that requires you to purchase a brand new outfit around it.

7. Before you purchase an item, check the recommended cleaning instructions located on the tag. If it states "dry-clean only" but a drycleaning bill is not apart of your budget then do not get the item. Your clothing should be functional for your budget and lifestyle.

8. There are a lot of treasures to be found in thrift shopping. I have purchased most of my luxury designer items second hand through sites like eBay, Depop, Mercari, and Poshmark. I have also scoured the racks at Goodwill. I will take my treasures to the cleaners and to the tailor so my items fit me best. I will take my thrifted designer shoes to a local shoe cobbler to get repaired if needed.

9. HYGIENE! Take care of yourself. Wash your face, take care of your skin, hydrate, brush your teeth, use deodorant, perfume/bodyspray. Poor hygiene is a turnoff to most people.

10.HAVE FUN!! Curating a wardrobe should be fun and it is ok to experiment with different looks until you find the look that suits you.


Hat/Earrings-Francesca's

Dress-Goodwill

Dooney and Bourke All Weather Leather Bag-Goodwill

Belt-Target

Knee-High Rubberboots/Green Wool Coat-Zara


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