I recently read a great article in Real Simple
about the importance of building a solid wardrobe and how to do it. I think having the right building blocks in your closet is crucial in solving the dreaded “what am I going to wear?” problem and looking sharp going from the office to happy hour – which is clearly a priority for the writers of Peachtree Roadies. Kelly’s job requires business professional attire (think structured dresses, heels and blouses) while my job has a more relaxed dress code where jeans and a nice sweater will do nicely. Luckily, Real Simple breaks down the optimal closet recipe for individuals according to their lifestyle.If You Spend Most of Your Time on Your Feet – 50% work staples, 40% casual basics, 10% dressy items (wedge booties *I’m not a booties girl – I prefer loafers*, long pendant necklace, stretch with you dress, knit skirt, classic blazer, just big enough tote)If You Spend Most of Your Time at the Office – 60% work staples, 30% dressy items, 10% casual basics (sheath dress, sharp watch, workshorse black pants, bold necklace, neutral heels)If You Spend Most of Your Time Out and About – 40% dressy items, 30% casual basics, 30% work staples (metallic clutch, wear-anywhere top, show stopping earrings, patterned party skirt, statement heels)
If You Spend Most of Your Time at Home – 70% casual basics, 20% dressy items, 10% work staples (fun flats, tunic top, oversized cardigan, whisper-weight scarf, default denim)
I mostly relate to the “Spend Most of Your Time on Your Feet” category, so I’ve pulled together my six favorite pieces I’ve bought in the past year that fall into this category. Let me know what you think!