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10 Essentials Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet

The Budget Fashionista | DivineCaroline

November 21, 2008

1. Black Suit




Purchase at least one basic two to three button black jacket with either matching black skirt or black pants. Make sure it’s made of a lightweight, seasonless material like gabardine or rayon and contains a small amount (no more than 5%) of spandex/lycra to ensure a quality fit.


Suggested suit retailers, as pictured below:
Nordstrom
JCrew


Essential Item #2: White Dress Shirt →


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    katieancafuchs

    almost 4 years ago

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    All I've got all the great fitting jeans and the sneakers. I need to go shopping!

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    RR1

    almost 4 years ago

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    Very helpful article. I am substituting tanks for t-shirts. Tanks are more my style and can be worn with the suit, just so long as you do not take your jacket off and by wearing a tank I stay cool enough with a jacket over the tank.

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    Awesome! I have all of them except for khakis....I can't believe I don't own any khakis...? (Note to self: khakis.)

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    The items are classics, true, but not every woman can or should wear black and white. For example, when I had my colors done I found out that white washes me out but off white (winter white) looks lovely with my skin tone/coloring. The same for black, I use navy instead.

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    shoshannajames

    over 4 years ago

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    I thought this article was very helpful.
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