Thursday, June 25, 2015

Top Ten Wardrobe Classics

Only a few days to go before the end of the financial year and summing up what I spent to on my wardrobe last year. I wasn’t very extravagant – although I probably would invest a lot more if I could claim it on tax – but unfortunately no. So it is one area I have to apply a budget to along with other overhead costs for my business – just like you no doubt.  Following on with my recent personal branding theme of work wear wardrobe, and to help you plan a wardrobe that fits in with your budget, I’ve come up with my top ten wardrobe classics.

Whether your personal brand is classic and formal or free-spirited and fashionable, a few essential clothing items can form the basis of your wardrobe.This selection of top ten items for women and men can be packed in a bag for a business trip or built upon with other items and accessories to create a more comprehensive wardrobe collection.

For Women

  1. Little Black Dress
  2. Suit (or near enough) of ideally 3 pieces, skirt and/or pant, dress and jacket
  3. White long sleeved, collared shirt
  4. White v necked t shirt
  5. Classic skirt just to the knee that goes with everything
  6. Evening top
  7. ¾ length trench coat
  8. Quality hand bag
  9. Dark denim jeans
  10. One pair of fabulous shoes

For Men

  1. Suit, with ideally 2 pants and 1 jacket
  2. White long sleeved, French cuffed and collared shirt
  3. Quality tie
  4. Quality belt
  5. Sports jacket
  6. Light weight wool/cashmere jumper
  7. Smart lace up shoes and/or classic low heeled boot
  8. Casual shirt with long sleeves
  9. White t shirt
  10. Dark denim jeans

If you need some help with planning your wardrobe contact us or learn more about executive image consulting for men and women here.

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Read last week’s blog Gain Brand Clarity With Your Corporate Closet

Sue Currie is a personal branding specialist and director of Sue Currie Communications an agency providing an integrated strategy of personal and professional public relations solutions to help business owners boost their image, renown, brand and business. Through speaking, corporate workshops, and consulting, Sue helps businesses and individuals to stand out and shine.

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