Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wardrobe Essentials Part 1

Wardrobe Essentials


As mentioned in an earlier post the establishment of a wardrobe full of essentials is ideal. Lets  outline what this essential wardrobe looks like. High on the list of must haves are a perfectly tailored pair of black pants, one for heels another for flats.

You should look for a seasonless wool blend material that allows you to wear them comfortable throughout most of the year depending on where you live. You want to be sure you shop for both a pair to wear with flats and one with heels as the fit and length will vary considerably depending on this factor. Depending on where you shop for these trousers you may be able to take advantage of in house tailoring services if not I highly recommend taking them to a tailor or even your neighborhood dry cleaners. A perfectly fitting pant will lessen the grievances’ we  women often have towards what "we" view as our body’s imperfections. A great pair of tailored pants will surrender to our shape as opposed to us trying to shove the lower halves of ourselves into a one shape fits all mold, that garment designers must create in an effort to effectively mass produce clothing.
Here are a few examples to get you started

Notice that each pant highlighted has a flat front detail. Flat front trousers as a rule work best for all body types. The flat front provides a smooth even surface,full coverage and doesn't add bulk like pleated fronts have a tendency to do.  A flat front detail can be found in each pant silhouette.
Deciding whether you would like a cuff on your wide leg trouser is completely a matter of preference. The cuff is there solely for aesthetic purposes. The wide leg silhouette can be worn by all body types. For those of us who wish to minimize full hips and thighs this is the go to silhouette.


I highly recommend adding a cropped pant to your wardrobe because of the versatility it offers you. These pants can be worn with a slim heel, a stacked heel, or with flats. Crops are the ideal "flats pant" because they stop just shy of the ankle. You can always buy a full length trouser and have your seamstress crop them to fit "your" ideal length for a flat shoe, or you can bring your favorite flats along with you while shopping for a great pair of cropped pants.
The perfect tailored black trouser can be worn to work, dressed up for a night of cocktails, dressed down with a trendy tee and crazy shoe or even a canvas sneaker on the weekend. 
Black trousers worn with sneakers? It can be done. Check back as we continue to cover Wardrobe Essentials.

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