Wardrobe Planning

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I had an interesting conversation with celebrity stylist Marcus Blassingame last week at Bianca Golden’s Model Workshop. We are talking about fashion and styling and he brought up a great point. Whether you are a stylist, style enthusiast or just like to dress well you are pretty much always planning your wardrobe. If you like to dress well you might plan an outfit days before if you have a big event coming up. If you are a style enthusiast you might plan your outfits weeks before to stay on trend or maintain your unique fashion sense. But as a stylist you are either three months ahead or 100-300 years behind.

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Today I am only going to go forward about 3 months. The winter is moving along quite smoothly and the items I told you to add to your wardrobe for the fall should still be translating through this season with the addition of a nice warm coat. The temperatures have been brutal. But I’m sure you are still turning heads with your chunky sweaters and over-the-knee-boots and fedoras.

I have some good news. Spring is almost here! More importantly Fashion Week is almost back in New York City. Even though Fall Fashion is showcased in February I wanted to show you some pieces that will prepare you for the coming Spring. (Did I lose you?) if you go into your favorite retail locations right now you will notice that EVERYTHING is on sale. Ever wonder why stores always seem to have sales at the same time? It’s not because they want you to spend all your money; although it is helpful. They need to clear space for the incoming Spring fashion.

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Most retailers pull items inspired by the runway or celebrity style. I was out shopping yesterday and today looking for style predictions for the Spring and I came back to report them to you.

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The shirt dress. This is going to be a must have this Spring. If you stick to basic colors (white, chambray) the styling possibilities are endless. This is a timeless piece so invest well.

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But if you don’t want to break the bank with all the winter sale shopping you have been doing pop in to H&M. They have an affordable loose fitting shirt dress. At only $29.95 even if you hate the style next year you won’t lose out on much money.

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It runs big so take that into consideration when choosing a size if you’re shopping online. The style is supposed to fit loose so don’t go down too many sizes. I know this post is a little long winded so I will close here. Let me know in the comment section if you would like me to show you some ways to style this piece. Hope this was helpful.

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