You Are What You Wear…Or Are You?

Every day you wake up, shower, and prepare for your day. You make your way to the kitchen for that fresh cup of coffee and some breakfast. Working in a corporate environment such as Apple or IBM would probably require business attire such as a suit or a dress. Finally, it’s time to get dressed, If you are not lucky enough to have a uniformed job you go to your closet and start coordinating your outfit for the day. You know how to make a fashion statement like no other You are up with all the hottest trends right down to the cuffs on your jacket.

Being fashionable can be time consuming. From going to specialty boutiques to online shopping it could almost be considered a part-time job. When clothes shopping keep in mind that you can always get a garment tailored to your needs. Shorten the length of a pant-leg or skirt. Right down to the smallest detail, for example, customize your wristband if it fits too tight or loose. You won’t mind spending the money for alterations if any particular piece is considered one of your staples. Not only are you shopping for apparel, you are also shopping for that perfect accessory. The right necklace, earrings, bracelet, belt and even shoes. After you stock up on your basic pieces you start putting together the “look”. You buy your basic pieces that work with each other and are a mix-and-match wardrobe. By mixing your pieces you can shop for accessories that work with each outfit. Most times a single piece of jewelry can change the look of several different outfits. The combinations are endless.

So when you start putting together your look for a day don’t be afraid to mix it up. If you bought the basic black pant or black pencil skirt you could pick any color blouse and matching shoes. You can actually get hundreds of outfits from just the 10 staples you bought as a wardrobe foundation. You don’t have to buy all black or navy. Mix it up. Maybe a beige skirt with a beautiful red sweater. Bring it up level and maybe add some patterns or colors. You can actually buy decorative collars to enhance a sweater. You can layer a blouse and a sweater with a cute skirt . Add a pair of leggings, some cool boots and top it all off with a cute fedora.

You should also buy some inexpensive jewelry and if you’re a bit crafty add some sparkles or embellishments. How about changing the look of a plain pair of shoes by simply adding some sparkly brooches. They don’t have to be identical, that’s how you get the couture look. Everyone wants to be fashionable. It just takes a little homework to get your closet ready with your basics. Look at what you already have and add to it. It’s really fun to make something out of nothing. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. You are only limited by your imagination.