You watch What Not to Wear, have read Tim Gunn’s book, and subscribe to our blog. You love fashion. Our question is, have you started making these changes and updates to your own wardrobe? If you have, great, keep it up! If not, it’s never to late. Make Workchic your New Year’s Resolution.
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Go back and read our series on updating your basics. These are the foundation pieces to building any Workchic Wardrobe. You may already be fully stocked in this dept, or you may need an overhaul. Either way we have tips and suggestions for you to build a strong platform to stack shoe boxes on, I mean to build a wardrobe.
White Dress Shirts, Black Pants, Cardigans, Black Skirts, Black Shoes, Putting it all together
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Analyze your closet. You know what to check for in your basics. Now see what you have available to build outfits around these key pieces. Make a list of what you are missing.
Set a budget. Most people will say invest in basics. While we agree with this theory, we understand that not everyone can afford to do this. Take Mallory for instance, she just graduated college and started her first real job. Looking professional is important to her, so we showed her how to put together a weeks worth of clothes at H&M. She averaged $20 a piece and we got some great basics. They might not last her 5 years, but if they are well cared for they will get her through her 1st year and maybe longer. Pick a budget that is right for you then decide where and how you want to spend it. Do you shop all year or just seasonally? Divide it accordingly and stick to it. You will make better choices this way.
Start Shopping! You don’t have to go out today and buy everything. This is a resolution after all. A decision to make a positive change in your life. This change will happen over time but now you have the tools to stick with it. When you are out shopping, check your list and your budget to make sure you are making the right buying decisions.
To get you started, here is one of the items we find people are typically missing: Accessories!
Add necklaces to a solid sweater and change the look dramatically. Again, you don’t have to spend a fortune. We found these two necklaces at Charlotte Russe for $6.99 a piece.
Belts make great accessories too, they are not just to hold your pants up. Here are a couple we love. This red belt from Diesel is a steal at $23. From Lucky we found a style perfect for Casual Friday, also under $25.
Have fun shopping and building your Workchic Wardrobe. This is a resolution to love.