If you’re a woman, you’ve at some point walked into your closet and said, “I have NOTHING to wear”! For those of you that haven’t, don’t worry, there’s an anonymous program out there just for you!
The guilt of needing more and more clothes is something most women share… well those that have made it to recovery have guilt. Trying to expand anything in this economy is a nightmare. So the thought of going on a Beverly Hills shopping spree, is probably just that.. a thought.
Going through your closet to revisit some of your former first loves, can often spark a new relationship. You don’t have to “reinvent the wheel” so to speak, but adding a little pizzaz or taking something away can create an entirely new love affair all together. In this week’s webisode, the “not so” dirty little secrets of the LBD (Little Black Dress)
were exposed. That same principle can be applied over and over again throughout much of your closet.
Start learning to break the bad habit of “Mannequin Shopping”. If it’s something you totally rely on, then try thinking not just outside the box, but beyond the box. When you see a combination that you love, immediately think about other things that you have in your closet that may work well with the different pieces of the look.
Use this start kit below to help get your wardrobe off on the right foot. These are things that can be mixed and matched in a hundred different ways and work well throughout the entire year.
The Starter Kit:
“Must Have’s” for Every Woman’s Wardrobe:
• Simple Well Fitting Sleeveless Black Dress (aka The LBD)
(One that is no more than 3 inches above the knee & NEVER below.)
• Couple of Wide Band Waist Belts.
(Simplicity is the key for your basics. Feel free to add others to your collection that have spice.)
• Cardigan That Fit’s Your Personality
(It you love prints or color, this is where you can have fun.)
• Solid Black Suit Combo
(The combo includes a jacket/blazer, skirt and pants.)
• Great Pair of Dark Denim Jeans
(More importantly, a pair that’s flattering to your body. Dark Denim is SLIMMING)
• Soft Ribbed Tank Tops (White & Black to start)
(NOT the “wife beater” tanks, but the ones that are soft. Target carries them year round.)
• Sturdy Pair of Leggings
(NOT just tights. You don’t want to be able to see your lingerie through them.)
• White Fitted Button Down Shirt
• Couple Pair of Shape Fitting Shorts
(Depending on you size and shape, get a length that’s complimenting and not demeaning.)
• 2 Pair of Sexy Pumps or Stilettos: 1 Black & 1 Nude
(Your basics include nude instead of brown because brown doesn’t go with every color.)
EXAMPLES of the many looks of a LBD: