Prioritize your purchases in 2023!

Prioritize purchases: Stripe turtleneck | Crop trouser | L’Agence sandals | Chloe tote | Gucci belt | Michele watch | Gold bracelet | Prada sunglasses

Prioritize your purchases in 2023!

ESSENTIALS: THE KEY PIECES EVERYONE NEEDS TO HAVE IN THEIR CLOSET IN ORDER TO PUT TOGETHER SOLID, EVENT-APPROPRIATE, FEEL-GOOD OUTFITS … EVERY DAY.

Recently someone asked me this question: How should I prioritize my purchases when (re)building a wardrobe? Great question! And, I quickly thanked her for the blog post topic 😉 You see, what I learned over a decade helping women one-on-one is that we often buy things that don’t actually make outfits. So, the start of a new year is the perfect time to review your essentials (including recent purchases) and get your closet organized. A solid wardrobe foundation not only makes getting dressed easy and effortless, but also helps you be prepared for any occasion. It’s easy!

Today’s post is Part 1 of a two-part series on how to prioritize your purchases in 2023. It will cover both the essentials everyone needs, and the trendy pieces you should add to attain the perfect wardrobe. In other words, invest in the things that really matter — the building blocks of a wardrobe, and the pieces that you’ll wear over and over again. Then, fill in the gaps with the fun stuff! Keep reading for 8 essentials everyone should own. And, stay tuned for Part 2: the fun and trendy pieces that will take your wardrobe to a completely new level! Happy 2023 🌟

 

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AFTER 25+ YEARS OF HELPING WOMEN IN THE DRESSING ROOM, HERE’S WHAT I’VE OBSERVED OVER AND OVER AGAIN …

Everyone’s essentials are different, but as a stylist, I know which ones to recommend. Trust me. I am very confident when making recommendations about what you should buy and how to wear it. For example, right now, you need to have these go-to items as the foundation of your wardrobe: a great jacket/coat/blazer, a beautiful scarf, a current jean, a stylish boot, and a nice handbag. Basic. Everyone needs these essentials.

When a key piece or two is missing, outfits don’t come together. A client recently told me for the hundredth time “I have nothing to wear!” and I thought to myself: how can that be?? I had just helped her purchase a few essentials that all worked together beautifully! Well, unbeknownst to me, she had made a couple of returns: a jacket that was the pull-it-all-together piece for most of the outfits, and a black scarf that was the accessory to wear with absolutely everything. We stylists carefully put together outfits that revolve around certain essentials, so, if you return a key piece, you do need to replace it with another one.

My guiding principle as a stylist: what you purchase must be able to be worn at least three different ways (if not more). I’ll help you find the pieces that will earn you street cred for always looking put together — in other words, essentials that will give you miles and miles of wear, season after season. These include your favorite denim, your wear-everywhere blazer, your best shoes … and more.

HERE ARE THE 8 ESSENTIALS TODAY’S WELL-DRESSED, CONFIDENT WOMAN NEEDS

 

Great jackets

 

Left: Mango coat | Frame sweater | Silver hoops | L’Agence sandals | Naghedi tote | Mother denim | Right: Veronica Beard blazer | ATM tee | Paige denim | Sneakers | YSL tote | Black scarf

Blazer/jacket staples

 

Coat staples

 

 

The best denim

Favorite fits: Frame Le Sylvie | Mother Insider | Paige Cindy | Paige Genevieve | Not pic- Paige Laurel Canyon

 

A cardigan you’ll want in every color

I can’t think of a better staple then these best-sellers

 

Left: Cardigan | Anine Bing t-shirt | Mother denim | Chloe tote | Schutz sandals | Right: Cardigan | ATM t-shirt | Mother denim | Gucci bag | Rag & Bone boots | Leopard scarf

 

A dress or two or three always comes in handy

3 favorites you’ll wear over and over again

 

Left: Denim jacket | Norma Kamali dress | Metallic handbag | Strapless bra | Gucci sandalsRight: VB blazer | Vince slip dress | Gucci bag | BraceletSandals 

 

 

Classic t-shirts

Invest in white, black, and a classic stripe and you’ll be covered

 

 

Neutral shoes you’ll love

These are some of my favorites

 

 

Finishing touches

The pieces that complete every outfit

 

 

Classic blouses

 

Thank you for reading! xx

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  1. Susie- what a great post, clarifying the essentials! Thank you! This is such a good reminder to check our closet for the basic pieces so we can get dressed easier. It was like a very helpful checklist and I could clearly see what would be helpful to add to my closet. Many thanks for all you do – I really appreciate your talent and advice! XO (Hope you never get tired of sharing!!) XO