Your wardrobe decisions are critical no matter what situation in which you find yourself. Here are 8 essentials you need to rock.
- The Power Suit
Needed for: Interviews, work, or just to look businessey in general.
What works: A skirt suit and pumps. It’s feminine and sassy. Pants suits are okay too, but come on, your legs are better than Hilz’s and her sisterhood of the traveling pants suits. Plus, it’s as hot as Florida around here.
- The Athlete of the Year
Needed for: The gym, boot camp, tennis, HIIT workouts, pure barring, spinning, running errands, and binge watching OITNB.
What works: Your body will shine in flattering gear that secures your girls and lifts your booty. Unless you are a triathlete or Ironman/woman, onesesies probably aren’t a good look for you (there are exceptions but I don’t know how some of my friends make these look good). You can get some steep costing threads from UTC’s lululemon. But Nordstrom Rack carries decent tops and workout pants by Nike and Zella. I have even scored neon hot pants and smoke-show tennis dresses from T. J. Maxx.
- The Groupie
Needed for: Concerts and watching live music.
What works: Boots, flowers, and anything that says rocker, hippie, and/or dancing queen. If you need a fashion muse, check out Kylee’s fave looks from the Billboard Music Awards here.
- The Post Breakup, I’m Obviously Amazing
Needed for: All outings after an ending.
What works: Your favorite jeans/shirt/dress/shoes/jewelry/undies. You get the pic. You need to wear stuff that makes you feel awesome. Plus, it’s a small town and you could run into any of these people. Chin up. Smile on. (You are obviously amazing.)
- The Curves For Days
Needed for: Dancing nights and when ‘The Post Breakup, I’m Obviously Amazing” night turns club.
What works: Something curve-hugging and your hot dance moves, duh.
- The LBD
Needed for: The first date.
What works: Your sexy -but not slutty- LBD. This go-to needs to be on LOCK. The first date after meeting him is nerve wracking enough, with all the online stalking, pre-date homework, pre-dinner menu review, perfume choice, and deciding if you should wear the blue peep-toe pumps or the pink suede platforms. The least you can do is take a page from Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg and remove the decision fatigue.
- The Hottie With The Body
Needed for: Pool parties, beach bashes, lake house visits, cruise vaycays and spring break.
What works: Your new bikini with a chic cover-up or dukes of hazard jorts.
- The Sunday Brunch
Needed for: Sunday brunch (obviously), your friend’s children’s birthday parties, bridal showers, church and meeting his parents.
What works: Effortlessly chic and classy. There are occasions to be sexy sassy (see also #s 1-7). This is not one of those circumstances. More Kate Middleton, less Britney, (unless Sunday brunch was actually Halloween last year and you were me or my friend Shannon). Forget the mini, think knee length. Remember, in many of these instances, it is someone’s moment to meet you (not you and your hot body,) for the first time. Kylee has a cute example for what to wear to your bestie’s wedding here. Be beautiful.