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Wardrobe Essentials for any Budget

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Q: I have a small budget for shopping. What items are essential for my wardrobe?

A: A full wardrobe does not have to break the bank. Make sure you have these fabulous essentials, and your pockets won't run dry!

1. A flat-front, bootleg-cut pant in dressy khaki, dark denim or classic black

2. A man's classic white shirt

3. A sheath dress (cut A-line if you are bottom-heavy)

4. A cashmere twinset in your favorite colors

5. A skirt that flatters your figure (straight if you are petite or top-heavy; A-line if you are heavier around the hips/thighs; bias if you have a boyish figure)

6. A classic pump

7. One great bag -- a casual tote or structured top-handle bag

8. Denim jacket

9. Fresh new T-shirts in black and white

10. Gold hoop earrings

Stick with classic colors for longevity -- black, white, neutrals and denim. Buy some items in your favorite colors.

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