Fashion trends for this year are made around spending and saving money money. Spend less of it, save more of it, and cut out waste. One of the best ways to save money is on your wardrobe. How many things are hanging in your closet right now with the tags still on them? Impulse buys? "Skinny" Clothes?
Sometimes just the sheer waste in a closet can give you the feeling that you don't have anything to wear, because nothing is working for you. Less to choose from is actually a better thing when it comes to a wardrobe.
We see these lists all the time, "Ten Closet Essentials you must have." Every fashion magazine prints their list year after year. But truthfully, how many of we everyday people even need a little black dress or three piece suit? If you work at home, or in a casual environment, those items are great investment pieces for the occasions in which you need them, but not really practical staples.
Here is a top ten item list for the everyday casual woman. Things real women wear each and every day. They are versatile, can be dressed up or down, and great foundations to build upon.
These items do not need to be expensive. When working on a budget, always strive to buy the best quality your can truly afford. You can find very high quality even at discount retailers such as Walmart and Target. Don't buy a label, buy what works.
How do you determine quality? Look at things like fabric feel, stitching, cut, and detail. For example, if you are buying a pair of $17 jeans from a discount chain, look for the following things:
Stitching is tight, uniform and there are no loose threads.
The dye is uniform throughout.
The fit is good. No gaping waistbands, puckers in the crotch area, no muffin tops, and it fits in the seat.
Do a couple of deep knee bends to make sure there isn't too much lira in the denim and it won't completely stretch out and lose its shape within a couple of hours.
It's that simple. And you can apply those tests to just about every garment.
Another thing to keep in mind, is to shop for what fits now. Not what's going to fit when the magical 15lbs disappears. Nobody can see the size on the tag except the person who rings them up, and they don't care. You will feel ten times more attractive wearing clothes that fit well rather than pulling them down all the time and having them ride up on you.
Keeping all of that in mind, here are the top ten essentials you need in your closet for 2010:
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