Do you wake up in the morning to survey your overflowing closet and declare, “I have nothing to wear”? Fashion is supposed to be fun. But dressing your self every morning like a responsible adult can be a burden.
The trick to overcoming this daily headache is to master the basics. We set ourselves up for failure when we go out and impulse buy whatever sparkles or looks pretty. Trends change. Smart businesswomen know to invest in pieces that will serve as building blocks for their wardrobe every year.
Here are a few pieces that will work in every woman’s closet, according to Tim Gunn, on-air mentor to fashion designers on the reality television competition Project Runway and chief creative officer for Liz Claiborne. Start with these basics in your closet and build your wardrobe up to match your personality and style.