Why? Because most people believe that in order to be on point with fashion, you need to acquire the most up to date looks to stay relevant. But really, to stay relevant, one must edit, edit, edit. And a great place to start is in your closet.
Your basics will never go out of style. Most everyone has a pair of jeans, white (or other solid t-shirts, black trousers, white (or other solid) button-down shirt, a little black dress, and a blazer/jacket. Now make sure they all fit properly. Taking extra care of how your clothes fit creates a better relationship with those items, you will wear them more and it will eliminate the need to repurchase or replace.
That is if neons are suddenly back in style or there is a surge in animal print, choose a hair accessory or clutch purse to invoke the tendency. No need to buy a completely new list of clothing items.
I regularly trim down my wardrobe items and sell them to consignment stores. I also allow myself to replace those items (only) with a “new” (consigned) piece to add freshness to my exhibiting closet.
A good attitude and posture speak volumes of how you are feeling on the inside and portraying on the outside. Your outfit instantly looks better when you’re head is held high and your smile is shining bright.
Just like clothing, when you layer it, you immediately add more visual interest. I often talk about the third piece: most people just wear a first piece, a top, and a second piece, a bottom. The third piece adds dimension, personality and lots of optical excitement. Add a third piece to your neck, ears or hands, too!