People ask me all the time how I stay so fashionably chic on a budget and I typically answer with "It's good luck I guess. The fashion gods have truly blessed me with a unique gift." While this answer gets several laughs, it really doesn't give them the insight they are looking for. So I think it's time to give to y'all straight.
- Understand what type of clothing looks good on your body type. This may seem elementary to many of you but I can't tell you how many times I pass women in my travels who have yet to gasp this concept.
- If you're a size 6, why are you stuffing yourself into a 4? Ladies really, there is no need to buy garments which are too small. This may work for Beyonce but none of us have her trainer, chef or wonderful hubby to keep us motivated. If you buy clothes with hope that you'll fit into them one day, that day never comes and now you have a closet full of shoulda, coulda, woulda. Stop torturing yourself and buy clothes that fit TODAY!
- Proper undergarments are essential. I really can't stress this one enough girls. The right kind of bra can work wonders in your favorite tee and the right undies can erase the VPL in your lil' black dress. Go get fitted for your correct bra size (I like Nordstrom) and go back every 6 months to get re-fitted. Figure out which brand of undies work best for you (there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with Hanes. Who says we have to spend $25 on panties anyway?) and buy all your favorite styles and colors.
That's the end of today's class.
Homework: Do you know what clothing works for your body type? If not, stay tuned for Part Two.