The Weekend is here and you’re anxious about the “Hot” party or event that you have been looking forward to all week, right? You’re thinking; “OMG, I need a new outfit!” If you can afford one with no sweat? Go ahead Girlfriend! More Power to Ya! However, if you are looking into an alternative cost effective way to Shine at the affair, we have a suggestion…Just Rock What You’ve already Got!
You will be amazed with what is located in your closet, that has been hiding and can be matched up or paired with other pieces either that you already have or simple affordable pieces you can pick up today.
First thing, first…Don’t dread your closet like a Halloween haunted house. It would actually be extremely helpful to take inventory. Line-up and count out just how many shoes you own…how many inner T-shirts or camisoles…How many sweaters, tunics, dresses, skirts and so on.
Secondly, sincerely determine whether your are using it. If not, then lose it. You may possess pieces that suited a different stage in your life. Perhaps your daily college garb is littering up your wardrobe while you have moved on to the work world. Or you may have shifted careers and are in a different environment that doesn’t require the current collections you have. Whatever the situation, having a clear inventory of your clothes will simplify coordinating ensembles. Believe me! I had to endure this ordeal when I thought the answer to the new Fall Season was burning a hole in my pocket!
Ok so now that the dredge work is done, you have a clearer insight to harmoniously identifying and arranging the pieces that you can put together. You will become amazed to see pieces that you actually forgot existed in your clothes room.
Let’s take a tip from celebrity stylist; June Ambrose. Ambrose has been instrumental in creating the chic, as well as dapper looks of some of the music world’s biggest stars like Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, P. Diddy and Jay-Z. Although she has regular access to high end garments, Ambrose unashamedly keeps her closet diversified with pieces from Gap, JC Penney and Target. She is also always on the cutting edge of the new trends but uses an educated approach to fashion by not jumping on everything that is declared “in style”. Her choices are influenced rather, by what suits her mood and personality. She keeps her looks fresh by giving attention to textures, choosing pieces with interesting shapes, layering sophisticated separates and continuously using lots of accessories to liven up any outfit!
So there you have it! Don’t let the “Gold-Star-Weekend-Outfit” weigh on your heart or your pocket! Don’t be overwhelmed! Take stock, re-shuffle and blend! You’re all set!
Btw, we got some inspiration from the featured photograph on the left of this post :0)
Acclaimed Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose:
June Ambrose….Making it happen!