Improving Me in 2013: Day 6 {The Always in Season Basics}

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Now that we know what styles we like,
it’s time to discover what the basic wardrobe consists of.
Let me introduce you to the Always in Season Basics:

Now, before we go any further let me just say,
the above picture features a very flexible suggestion 
of a place to start when building your wardrobe foundation.

I am taking a very big risk here that you may call me crazy
because I don’t know your body, budget or style. 🙂
But I believe if you have a foundation of some great basics,
you can mix and match to create many fast, fun outfits
no matter your body shape or where you shop.

So lets talk details about the pictured items:

-Cami {white and black}
 Cami’s are very universal, can be warn casual or dressed up

-Long sleeve tees {white, grey and black}
 For a slim silhouette, choose slim-fit shirt that skims your body but doesn’t cling

-Short sleeve tees {white, grey and black}
Tees can become unwearable quickly, so buy good-looking inexpensive ones
-Jean pant {boyfriend}
These are your comfy, wear all the time, perfectly broke-in jeans

-Jean pant {skinny or straight legs}
Skinny looks best when they don’t fit to snugly around the waist,
if you are uncomfortable in skinny, I suggest straight legs 

 -Jean pant {trouser or wide leg}
Choose whichever type fits you best for a slightly more pulled together look

-Jean pant {fun colored}
These pants add some fun to your wardrobe, 
if red is to bright I suggest olive, brown, navy or wine

-Black pant
For all season, pick a pair made from tropical wool or viscose 
 For a casual, comfy pair forget the front pleats and front crease

-Striped Sweater
I prefer v-neck style to elongate the neck

Neutral color, longer style that hits at the hip flatters most

-Fashion Jacket {cropped jacket}
Solid color preferred, if you are more comfortable in a blazer that’s fine

Don’t worry…I didn’t forget shoes. 🙂
We will be talking about those in a separate post.

As you may have noticed, this is not a professional 
or office work type of wardrobe.
I picked this style because everyone has to dress casual at some point.
As I mentioned before, any piece can be left out 
if you don’t have it or it does not fit your personal style.
Most of all, I want you to be completely comfortable and confident in every outfit!

To give you a little help taking inventory,

I made a printable basics checklist for your convenience.
Just click and print, then head to your closet to check off 
any items you may already own.

Improving Me Assignment For Day 6:

1 -Print the checklist and search your closet for the basics you may already own

2 -Inspect the items to make sure they are in good condition

3 -Note any basics that may be missing and you would like to include

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