Your New Year’s Guide: Clothing Essentials

Happy New Year! I love to start with a clean slate each January. I enjoy entertaining new ideas about my wardrobe and thinking through what I’d like to shape up or ship out from the previous year.

Are you struggling with what’s in your closet? Do you wonder why it takes so much time to pull together an outfit every morning?

Here are some guidelines for your wardrobe essentials that will greatly simplify your morning routine. With these essentials in your closet, mixing and matching is not only easier, it’s definitely faster. It’s also so much more fun! You may need to vary this list to suit your lifestyle, but you can depend on the basics to help you get dressed with confidence each day.

Dresses

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”10″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:0px;”]Little black (or navy) dress[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Simple day dress[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Summer lightweight dress[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Long or three-quarter sleeve wool or knit dress[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Pants

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”10″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:0px;”]Dark and light denim pants[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Black, brown, navy, tan or khaki, grey pants[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Black, navy, grey and or brown skirt[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Cotton skirt[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Outerwear

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”10″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:0px;”]Faux or leather jacket[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Classic or boyfriend black or navy blazer[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Trench/raincoat in camel, stone, navy or black[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Denim jacket (my personal favorite)[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Lightweight jacket[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Accessories

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”10″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:0px;”]Leather handbag[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Opaque black and brown tights[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Small clutch or wristlet purse[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Pashmina scarf[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Silk or cotton print scarf[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Black or brown and dark metallic narrow belt[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Wide belt in black or brown[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Casual, beret or fedora hat[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Hair clips, barrettes or headbands[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Umbrella[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Bathing suit[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Tops

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”10″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]V-neck, crew or boatneck sweaters[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Cashmere, cotton or wool blend cardigans (long or short)[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Simple black, white or cream t-shirts[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Silk or polyester blouse for dress[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Fitted white or cream cotton blouse[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Denim or chambray blouse (chambray is seasonally more versatile)[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Cotton or dressy tanks in basic colors[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Black, white or cream camisoles[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Shorts or capris in denim, stone or khaki

Footwear

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”10″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:0px;”]Black pump[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Black ballet flat[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Tall boot with choice of heel in black or brown[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Tan sandal[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Ankle boot[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Fashion sneaker for casual wear[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Other Adornements

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”10″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:0px;”]Gold or silver hoops, studs or balls[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Pearl studs or seed pearl drop earrings[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Ring with personal significance[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Watch[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Bangles or a cuff[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Statement necklaces in solid or neutral colors[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Underpinnings

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”10″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Contour, convertible and t-shirt bra in a neutral color; black as needed[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Seamless, pretty underwear[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Robe[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#2a286b” content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:16px;”]Perfume scent[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Do you have questions related to your lifestyle wardrobe? I welcome them all. Just email me at Suzanne@wardrobeconsulting.com – I am happy to respond!

From my closet to yours,

Suzanne

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