Keeping Your Dreams Of A
Million Dollar Wardrobe
Author: Gerri D Smith
Some things can be done in a
hurry, some in pieces, some all at once, some
in stages, and some not at all. It is up to us
to fit the process to the task. -Ann Wilson
Having the basic clothing in
your wardrobe requires careful planning. It is
a controlled series of garments designed to
carry you everyday, from one season to the
next. Test yourself to see if the fashions in
your closet get the care they deserve and are
in tip-top shape.
What kind of statement do
you wish your wardrobe to make? Are you a bold,
attention getting dresser? Or, do you like
comfortable, sensible, low-key styles? Are you
a bargain hunter, or do you buy the best
designer brands? How often do you dress-up and
show your glamorous side?
Here are twenty tips for
keeping an impressive fashion wardrobe . .
1. Make sure your day-to-day
clothes are cared for by keeping the following
Spot remover for small
stains A good clothes brush to remove
dust and lint A sewing kit for minor rips
and repairs A good
quality stream iron to remove wrinkles
Plastic garment bags for
storing out-of-season clothing.
2. Know how to care for the
different fabrics in your wardrobe.
Most garments come with a label or tag that
names the fabric content, and instructions for
3. Give your garments space
to breathe. This avoids crowding that causes
wrinkling and extra pressing when ready to
4. Suits and dresses last
longer and require less cleaning when they are
alternated between wearing.
5. Avoid wearing your best
clothing when working or relaxing around the
home, even for short periods of time. You avoid
6. Close all zippers and
buttons before hanging them up. This preserves
the shape of the garment.
7. Protect out-of-season
clothes by placing them in dust-proof garment
or plastic bags.
8. Choose a special place
for everything and keep everything in its
place. That way you will know where to look
when you need it. Fold knitted sweaters and put
them in a drawer or on a shelf. Keep jewelry,
belts, hose, gloves, and hats in their own
9. Before putting on your
garment, open zippers and buttons completely to
save possible ripping or tearing of the
garment, or an injury to yourself when in a
10. Make sure clothing is
clean, repaired, and pressed before putting
them on. May save you a later
11. When an item is
imperfect, be sure to have it altered
professionally if you are not skilled enough
for the task.
12. Purchase suits that are
fully lined. They last longer and you get more
wear out of them.
13. To keep your jewelry in
a sparkling state, give it a frequent beauty
bath with soap and warm water, or with a
14. Be reasonable when
making your fashion purchases. Make sure the
item fits your goal, is useful, and is
15. With a little study and
planning from season to season, you can look at
your wardrobe and tell what is still
Update the items that are useable and discard
the ones that have outlasted their
16. Make sure your basic
clothing is of good quality. Your basics are
those items that are unfussy or simple enough
to wear just about anywhere. And in colors that
can blend with the colors in several other
outfits already in your wardrobe.
17. When purchasing new or
replacement items, make a clothing budget.
Estimate how much you can afford to spend.
18. Shop at stores that are
known for good quality and service.
Make a habit to always compare prices.
19.When shopping, keep your
proportion in mind. Are you petite?
Full figured? Short and pleasingly plump, or
tall and slender?
20. Buy according to your
personality, your figure, your time limit, and
the occasion for the purchase.
You may not be able to have
the best designer fashions, but the care and
planning you give your clothing states whether
your wardrobe is worth a million dollars, or
whether it looks like something from the
cheapest bargain basement. No matter what your
personal preference is in the clothing you buy,
the clothing you wear, and the clothing that
makes up your wardrobe, you create a certain
statement each time you enter the public
About the author:
Gerri creates fashions for those who love to
dress for elegant evenings and special
occasions. Elegance connotes a sense of luxury
and is not only a matter of style, grace,
glamour, and sophistication; a regal, almost
queenly bearing, elegance is also about beauty.
It is found where beauty and style intersect
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