Monday, May 4, 2009

Spiffy Closet.

Yesterday. I did it. 

I said goodbye..... 
To Clothes I have not charged rent to. All they did was take space! Enough already. I can now see clearly what I have and what I "need". Do you watch Tim Gunn? Okay I could not agree more with his TOP ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS. Look for yourself~ 

  1. Basic Black Dress- The basic black dress has been around for a long time. It is often called the "Little Black Dress", and it's true that shorter skirts on the basic black dress, when they hit you in the right place, can be more flattering than a long black dress.
  2. Trench Coat- The trench coat is one of the pieces that is both classic and currently a hot fashion item. Most any store sells this piece now. It is great for fall and you can pick it up in a wide range of lengths.
  3. Dress Pants- Although it doesn't say black, this is probably what you want to look for. Black is flattering on all figures and goes with everything.
  4. Classic Shirt- The white shirt is a definite classic. But it can also come in many different styles to make it look trendy and not dated or like a man's piece of clothing. Find one that accentuates your best attributes and minimizes trouble spots. For example, if you have wide shoulders, stay away from large collars.
  5. Jeans- Everyone has a pair of jeans, but does everyone have a pair of jeans that make them look great? The wider leg, low-rise jean style has been popular (and still is) but a narrower leg is coming back along with a higher waist, which eliminates the unflattering "muffin top" look.
  6. Any Occasion Top- Find something you look great in that can look respectable under a jacket but bring on the fun after hours.
  7. Skirt- If you need dress pants then you also need a skirt. A skirt is womanly and can be flirty or businesslike. Nowadays women do not wear many skirts or dresses, which makes a lot of them fall into a rut of dressing sloppily or like men. See number 8.
  8. Day Dress -Women also are not wearing as many dresses anymore. It was certainly liberating to go from the '50s when women wore dresses every day to wearing more practical pants for gardening, exercising, and so forth. But the dress does not have to be abandoned altogether. They can be very flattering, and there is nothing wrong with "dressing up" for daytime.
  9. Jacket- A jacket does not have to be masculine. Find one with a proper, fitted shape. Women's jackets should follow the silhouette of a woman's body and accent the hourglass curve at her waist. It is also a perfect piece to put with the skirt or dress pants, and white shirt. Or make it casual with a pair of jeans.
  10. Sweatsuit Alternative- As mentioned before, women wear fewer skirts and dresses these days. But some women have taken casual to the extreme and spend days on end in sweatsuits. It is possible to be casual and comfortable without looking like a slob. Find a comfortable material (that's why this doesn't say jeans again – denim is not as comfortable as a nice soft cotton) that you would want to wear every day. It could be khakis, cords, a cotton dress, or much more.

Bonus: One Indulgent Trendy Item

I find it way more  important to have or save up for your essentials then to go get the newest trend. It's hard.. Yes but the reward is so much greater. With some years added to my profile I have realized that if I spend a couple bucks more I will have garments that last and look a lot better...It will stand the test of time! 

So what do you think about His list? Okayyyy so you don't have to and I don't recommend you to dump out everything in your closet BUT I do however suggest that you do a lil. Spring Cleaning. Today I took my unwanted clothes to Plato's Closet. Tomorrow I'm going back to see what they purchased $$. Are you thinking...what the heck is that? Plato's is a place where they purchase your unwanted pieces. Some they take and others get REJECTED! That's the only thing that's annoying...TRY not to get offended. He He it feels like you got a BIG F- on a test..You can walk out the door with a frown : ( 

Anyways hope I make some bucks tomorrow..wish koko luck! 


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