You may recall that a few weeks ago I wrote about cleaning out my closet–and I’m still doing it. Someone in the comments asked about the “ten essentials” I mentioned–the “must have” list I picked up from reading Tim Gunn’s book.
Here it is:
- Basic Black Dress
- Trench Coat
- Classic Dress Pants
- Classic White Shirt
- Day Dress
- Cashmere Sweater
- Sweatsuit Alternative
- Bonus: One Indulgent Trendy Item Under $20
Supposedly, any woman can have a complete fashionable wardrobe with just these ten things–and I’m at the point in life where I think I’d LOVE to have only ten things–plus a genuine sweatsuit or three for working. 🙂 My problem is that I buy beautiful pieces at 75 percent off sales, but I “save” them for days when I have to leave the house . . . and so many things never get worn because by the time I leave the house, the item is either out of size, out of season, or out of sight.
And so I shall continue the great closet clean-out, growing gradually more and more ruthless . . . and I will search for the perfect items from the ten essentials list. Anybody want to join me on the great adventure? I’d be happy if I could get it down to twenty things . . . and we’d be able to walk in the closet. Might take me twenty years to get to my goal, but I’m up for it.