5. DON’T assume basic means boring.
By your late twenties your closet should be filled with a select few quality pieces that can be mixed and matched and help you transition from the office to a night out. When I was a teenager I wasted tons of money on pieces that could only be worn a certain way. For example, that loud lycra gold top with metallic glitter that of course can only be worn with gold pumps. By the time you become settled into adulthood you should have a personal sense of style and not run to rearrange your wardrobe every time Vogue issues a “What’s Hot/ What’s Not” list. You eventually learn the lesson that clothes don’t make you, you make the clothes. Getting dressed then becomes easier and fun, because you don’t feel as much pressure to look a certain way. You should have enough fashion sense to not have to wear a loud top to look fab, but take a white tee, match it with the right accessories and make heads turn. Remember, Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” video when she looked delectable in denim shorts, a white tank and red pumps. It was all about attitude.
Confidence is the best accessory to have. It can make a gal with a knock-off Louis Vuitton clutch, sweatpants and a ponytail look super Hot.