perfectly will immediately elevate all of your old blouses and shirts. If
you want to improve the overall quality of your wardrobe, nothing will make you
feel more polished than trousers that are well made, and of exceptional fabric.
Don’t skimp on this one – try on lots of pairs, and when you find your
favorites, have them altered. I know, women don’t get things
altered, but it’s about time that changed…
When you’re looking for pants that will be wearable more than once a week,
definitely consider the simplest style you can find – no decorative stitching,
weird pockets, or complicated pleating and cuffing. Unless you’re
committed to wearing a belt every time you wear these, eschew the belt loops…
And keep in mind that you’d like to find a fabric that you could wear 9 months
out of the year; truly 12-month garments are rare, so don’t get carried away
looking for something you might not be able to find.
Frankly, if I only had 1 pair of trousers, these would be them – simple, they hold their shape, and they’re a timeless style. And they don’t cost the world…
One word of warning: be VERY cautious about buying cropped or ankle-length pants. They might be just the thing this fall, but in the years to come they’re going to look dated, and that is not what we’re trying to accomplish!
These are the kind of thing that I have in mind:
These mock wardrobes look pretty sparse right now, but as I move
through this brave adventure, each wardrobe will begin to take shape and show
it’s own distinctive qualities.
the rails” from what some of you would consider as a first wardrobe step.
That’s okay – so long as we’ve all thought out our own priorities and
essentials, differences are great!