Newsletter No 2
ALL TIME MUST HAVE ITEMS FOR YOUR WARDROBE
There are a number of items which every woman should have in her wardrobe. Over time you should try to purchase these items in order to complete your smarter look.
THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS
This is a very versatile item to have in your wardrobe. You can dress it up or down. You can wear it in summer with strappy sandals, for work with pumps, to do the school run in flats or beaded slipslops or with tights and boots in winter.
You can add any colour jewellery, shoes, bag or jacket to create numerous different looks.
If you do not wear black you can choose a charcoal or mid grey if you are a cool or a dark brown if you are a warm.
DARK WASH JEANS
You should have a pair or two of dark wash jeans. They look smarter than lighter washes and can also be dressed up or down. Purchase wide legs, straight, bootleg or skinny depending on your shape. You can have more than one leg shape in order to create different interesting silhouettes.
THE CLASSIC SUIT
Even if you do not work in an office or professional environment, this is a great addition for occasions when you might need to dress smarter. You can purchase a pant or skirt suit or one with both pants and a skirt for maximum mix and match. The items can be worn together as a suit or separately with other tops or bottoms. Try to use all the items the same amount of times as you don’t want one to wear out before the other. If you are a cool you can purchase a black, charcoal or light grey suit. If you are a warm then rather buy a chocolate, camel or beige suit.
A CLASSIC OR TRENDY TRENCH COAT
A trench is sexy as it creates or shows off curves and hides wider hips and thighs. It can be smart or casual depending on what you pair it with. You can wear it with a formal cocktail dress, smart pants or jeans. Purchase a classic shape or one with extra details at the shoulder, cuff or lapel. Start with a basic beige or black and later add bold colour.
Purchase a pair of classic pumps. They can be round or pointy toed, have a platform and very high heel or a mid heel or a have a sling back or peep toe.
A pair of ballet flats will finish off your casual look. They can be worn with jeans, ¾ or cropped pants, fitted or fuller skirts or dresses. Purchase a pair in a neutral which will go well with your existing wardrobe like black, brown, silver or bronze.
A GREAT HANDBAG
Purchase a statement bag in a mid to large size, depending on your scale. Petite frames will be overwhelmed by a too big bag and large frames will look silly with a tiny bag. Buy one in leather or a good quality plastic leather look, depending on your budget. Have one in grey or camel and another in a bold colour such as red, purple, deep aqua, green, yellow or cerise.
SPECIAL PAIR OF EARRINGS
Diamond studs are the ultimate pair of earrings. They can be worn at any time of day and for any occasion. If you cannot afford real diamonds yet, invest in a good quality pair of crystal or cubic zuconia earrings.
If you prefer not to be too glitzy you can purchase a pair of gold or silver studs or hoops or a pair of pearl studs. They will look classy and chic.
A STATEMENT NECKLACE, BRACELET OR RING
Wearing a great piece of jewellery finishes off your outfit and makes your look individual. Wear gold coloured jewellery if you are warm toned or silver if you are cool.
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