I have finally given in and transitioned my clothes – good-bye shorts, hello turtlenecks and sweaters. I put up a good fight and waited until after vacation to make the transition. When the thermometer finally dropped to under 50 degrees I knew it was time.
I put away my summer clothes and decided to really think about the winter clothes I was going to put in my drawers. Did I really need to keep my favorite sweater from 8 years ago that I haven’t worn in 5 years? Thankfully my mother was visiting from Florida and was able to reason with me – out went the favorite sweater from 2000, 2001, 2002… you get the point. I realized while I was getting rid of enough of my favorites to fill a huge garbage bag, that every wardrobe needed a few key pieces.
Key pieces are the basis of your wardrobe and is often referred to as your “uniform”. The outfit that you wear a minimum of once per week (or in my case 2 -3 times). Those key pieces that will carry you through the times when you cannot figure out what you should wear. Those pieces that defy the fashion “trends” and match a wide range of clothing in your closet. I have included a sample of some of those “must have” pieces to add to your existing wardrobe. I recommend staying away from the latest “in” colors and staying with your basic black, brown or grey for your “uniform”. This way you won’t have to worry about matching. Of course this is only my opinion and may not be what you had in mind for your “uniform”. I do not work outside the home so I tend to lean toward a more casual look.
Do you agree? Are there 4 or 5 key pieces that are a must have and should be a part of every wardrobe??