12-3-20...12 Things Your Closet Might Be Missing

December 3, 2020, 8:02 am by MSP


What's your closet missing?!?...
Dear MSP SYSters,
I've spent many years as a stylist...and one thing is for certain, I still love clothes. Parting with them is so hard to do. I’ve found over time I've become a "collector of clothes". Lots of years, lots of clothes...you do the math. My closet is always way too full of clothes, shoes and accessories. But, by seasonally decluttering, editing and organizing, my closet stay in-check. By regularly culling through my closet also helps re-focus my attention on the 12 essentials I wear over and over.
While every woman’s style is different, there are a few things (12, to be exact) that deserve a spot in your closet. Do you have these 12 essentials in your closet???
Are you missing any of these wardrobe essentials?
1. A black dress. Because duh. Actually, you could make a wardrobe of only black dresses if you were so inclined: a sexy one, an office-appropriate one, a casual one. With a LBD as a blank canvas, the possibilities are endless.
2. Three skirts: one pencil, one A-line, one maxi. You can have more, obviously, and you should, but these are easy basics that you can wear a thousand different ways. Purchase them in neutrals that are easy to mix and match.
3. Something appropriate for church. You never know when you’re going to have to go to a baptism or a funeral, so it’s good to keep a knee-length, relatively-modest dress on hand in a subdued shade. Of course, if you go every week, have several outfits you love for church.
4. A slip. Most women let this item "slip"...sorry, couldn't help myself, lol. Actually, let’s make that a collection of proper undergarments to wear underneath those tricky garments like sheer white dresses and shirts. Beige bras are the Most Boring Item ever, but they do have their place under your clothes. And so do Spanx!
5. Something to wear to an interview – I’m not saying you need a suit. A slim skirt or dress with a jacket is just fine, and is far more modern than showing up in a "matchy" business suit.
6. Something sentimental. Maybe you’ve grown out of it or it isn’t your style anymore, but you hang on to it because it meant something to you once. Keep it because you want to.
7. Something that makes you feel 100% you. I have a few items that I reach for when I want to feel most like “me,” including a sassy black Calvin Klein dress I got for cheap a few years ago, I also have a big gray sweatshirt from the Bellagio hotel in Vegas... I feel like myself when I wear both of these things; and that’s comforting.
8. A pair of jeans that fit you perfectly. I know that finding the perfect pair is really, really hard. But it’s doable. I think there’s an argument for having one pair of dark denim skinny jeans, one pair of black and one pair of casual, easy boyfriend jeans, but whatever silhouettes you prefer, find your “favorite” jean style and rock it.
9. A dressy coat. Wool and knee-length in black, navy or charcoal grey is a classic option. A dressy coat is always classy looking-no matter what you wear it with.
10. One pair of black boots, black flats and black pumps. I don’t care what style or heel height you prefer, but these are easy, go-anywhere basics. This is a pretty good way to pack for a trip, too. Of course, substitute black for brown if you prefer.
11. Sweatpants. Every girl needs a pair of sweats or yoga pants for Sundays, cold nights and extended bouts of the flu. The baggier the better. Just stay inside, grab a cup of tea and put your feet up!
12. An article of clothing that makes you feel super-sassy. Maybe it’s a killer dress or a pair of cutoffs. But you know the feeling when you’ve been slacking or you’re kind of sad and it shows in your clothing? That’s when you put on this magical item – and then bam! You feel amazing once again.
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Knowing the correct style or right silhouette for your shape becomes a real life-changer!