Freshen up your wardrobe
Are you in a fashion rut, recycling the same four or five outfits over and over again? Clean out your closet, build your wardrobe around the classics and follow these other helpful tips to freshen up your wardrobe.
With one month almost gone in 2009, it's time to get out of that fashion rut and freshen up your wardrobe for the new year. However, that doesn't mean you have to spend a bundle. Here are some great ways to look fabulous by getting organized and making stylish yet economically sound shopping decisions.
Clean out your closet
If you wear the same black skirt to work every Friday, it's probably because you know exactly where it is. Though spring isn't here yet, it's time to do some spring cleaning of your closet. Go through every single item in your closet and drawers including clothes, shoes, handbags and even lingerie.
Follow these tips for cleaning out your closet. While you are at it, organize your makeup and beauty products too.
Shop for "grown up" clothesAre you in your first "real" job since college or transitioning back into the corporate workforce? If you feel like you don't have enough clothes to build a work wardrobe, start with the essentials. Choose eight essential pieces, two great pairs of shoes and a classic handbag.
Your essentials will depend on your dress code at work, but these pieces are tried and true:
- Business suit
- Little black dress
- Pencil skirt
- White blouse
- Print blouse
- Tailored slacks
- Cardigan sweater
- Pullover/turtleneck sweater
- Black pumps
- Ballet flats
- Classic handbag
When shopping for these key pieces, you can afford to splurge a little bit because you will be able to wear them for years to come.