Friday, June 3, 2011

It Just Doesn’t Add Up…

As an image consultant, I have patented a list of “Essentials” and “Multipliers” you will see them used in the services I provide. I have been using these for over 28 years and found teaching my clients about these items makes them an educated consumer and gives them a fabulous fashion sense. 

 So, when shopping to get more bang for your buck, adding essentials and multipliers can keep your wardrobe fresh and current.   Most people shop without a plan or even keeping in mind what is needed to reach their goal, or why they are shopping.  This just lead to frustration and the good old phrase… “I have nothing to wear”.

You may ask what are “Essential’s” and “Multipliers”?  Good question and I wish I was asked it more…  It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1.       “Essentials” are items that are necessary in all wardrobes.  For women it can be as simple as; black belt, black shoes, black purse, and a black jacket to top it off.  These are essentials and can be used in many different ways to make sure your wardrobe coordinate and has balance.  This follows true for a man as well.

2.       Multipliers are as simple as, a shirt, pant, shoe or belt that can be used in everyday wear, dressy occasions, or just a night out on the town with friends.  For example; men if you own a French cuff shirt you usually wear it with a suit for business or a special occasion.   However, if you pair it with jeans, a sport coat and a nice pair of shoes you are now making it a “Multiplier” and can wear this outfit for a night out to dinner or meeting friends at a bar. 

The definition of a “Clothing Multiplier” is a piece of clothing that adds multiple, looks, style, and facets to your wardrobe.     

3.       Now, using “Essentials and Mupltiers” can make an “I have nothing to wear” wardrobe in to an “I need to be seen” wardrobe.  Men, remember to make sure your shoes, and belt always matches, and for you woman, make sure your handbag matches your shoes and belt… (If you bring one).

Now your wardrobe adds up!

 Keep in mind while purchasing new items for your wardrobe existing pieces you already have in your closet that may work with other essentials and multipliers.  This can help you in moving in the right direct of revitalizing, and giving you multiple outfits and sprucing up your wardrobe.

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