How To Dress In A
Express clothing performance is a tall order
unless you plan your wardrobe appropriately. If you want to get
dressed in a flash and look great when you're done, you need to
follow these "express fashion" guidelines:
1. Choose Clothes That Mix and Match
Never add a new item to your wardrobe that doesn't work
with at least three other pieces in your closet. The key to
dressing quickly and easily is in selecting clothes that
work well with each other.
2. Stick With A Handful of Colors
If you populate your closet with 3 or 4 primary colors,
you'll be able to mix and match the pieces easily. Red,
blue, green, black, brown, etc., are a lot easier to mix
and match than buttercup yellow and tangerine orange. Think
3 or 4 colors will limit your options? They'll actually
expand your wardrobe considerably, allowing you to mix and
match more pieces.
3. Opt For Classic Styles
Basic clothing styles wear longer and mix easier than
trendy, "of-the-moment" fashions. If you want express
clothing options, go basic on the clothes and add flair
with your accessories.
4. Buy Clothes That Are Easy To
Buy clothes that you can and will maintain. If it's "dry
clean only" or requires a lot of ironing, it will probably
spend more time hanging in your closet that be worn on your
back. Express clothing means clothes that can be ready to
go on a moment's notice.
5. Buy Quality, Not Quantity
Buy the best quality of clothes that you can afford.
Well-made clothes will last longer and wear better than
poorly made or constructed items. If you invest in quality,
you'll be amazed at the return you'll get.
Planning an express clothing
wardrobe takes a little time and practice, but is
well worth the effort. If you want to get dressed in a
flash, then engineer your wardrobe for express clothing
performance. You don't need a lot of money or even lots of
clothes; all you need is a nice selection of well-chosen
pieces and a little time and patience to discover great
combinations that you can put to work in your closet.
Want other express fashion tips and tricks? Check out these
express clothing ideas.
|Diana Pemberton-Sikes is a
wardrobe and image consultant and author of
"Wardrobe Magic," an ebook
that shows women how to transform their unruly
closets into workable, wearable wardrobes. Visit
her online at
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