This week is back to College and I've suddenly realized that my favorite tops and jeans no longer make the cut... So, I've decided it's for me to update my wardrobe, one piece at a time, while keeping things budget friendly.
According to author and Fashionista Kathryn Finney there are 10 items that EVERY WOMAN should have in her closet. Finney calls these items the "PERFECT 10" meaning you will be able to do wonders with your wardrobe by focusing your budget, whichever it may be, on purchasing these essential items before splurging on trendier ones.
It's important to note that every person has their own personal style... This means that your PERFECT 10 should be based on your specific needs. For example, if you work at an office and have to walk considerably on a daily basis, your classic black pumps should be comfortable and easy to walk in... Kitten heels are a great option! These classic heels elongate the legs while still preventing you from taking any major falls!!!
"The Perfect 10"
1. The perfect Jeans: Not too tight, not too baggy... Consider a darker wash for optimum wear and versatility.
7. Spandex T-shirts: I love Banana Republic and the Gap for getting good T-shirts. The basic t-shirt colors are white, black and grey... if you're still feeling trendy throw in a vibrant color T-shirt, possibly one that matches you're shocking color purse of item #6.
Cigarette pants were first worn by Icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe and they can be purchased online or at your nearest GAP.
A true wardrobe wonderland can only be achieved when you focus on the PERFECT 10 and then add more trendier items later... Remember your wardrobe choices should always reflect your PERSONAL STYLE AND YOUR LIFESTYLE. Opening your closet in the morning should make you happy, so make sure you love whatever you buy!
Resource: Finney, Kathryn.(2006).How to be a Budget Fashionista. Random House: New York.