December 17, 2008

Recession Proof Your Wardrobe

The economy is struggling. Times are tough. But looking good while strapped for cash doesn’t have to be! Its time to “recession proof” your wardrobe. By mixing and matching a few staple items in your closet, your possibilities are endless!

There are several items a woman must own. These are classics that can be paired with a variety of fashion items already in your closet to create many different looks. If you have a little black dress, white button down shirt, and trousers with a classic fit, you have a solid foundation for versatility.

Your basic white shirt can be worn with jeans and boots just as easily as it can be paired with a skirt and heels. Dress up your black dress with pearls and a wrap, or for a less formal occasion it looks great with textured tights and boots. Trousers can easily be worn all week long- with a jacket for work and a turtleneck or fitted tee on the weekend.

If you have a couple bucks and are looking for something new, buy something unique and different that will make you stand out. After all, with everyone cutting back these days, if you have the opportunity to splurge, you’ll want everyone to know!

Finally, a good way to extend the life of clothes that are already in your closet is to accessorize. Accessories can be inexpensive and trendy at the same time. They can make old look new and turn boring into funky.

Most importantly, be comfortable and confident in what you are wearing and you’ll inspire everyone to make do with what they’ve got in the best possible way!

By Sarah