Before this week's post begins, check out the beautiful Slovak copy of Lessons from Madame Chic, which was sent to me by my Slovakian publisher, Ikar. What a treat! I look forward to connecting with my Slovakian readers very soon.
Spring is officially here and this week I wanted to talk about getting your spring ten-item wardrobe ready. Many of you have probably already started this. I know I have as you are expecting a video to come out very soon :)
If you have been practicing a ten-item wardrobe, this should be easy and fun for you. You already know what to do. Store away your winter items that you no longer need. Keep any sweaters or lightweight coats on hand in case the weather turns (and these days, the weather always seems to be turning!), bring out the clothes from last spring/ summer that you plan to use again this year and mend anything that needs to be mended.
At this point you should write down a list of anything you need to purchase for your spring wardrobe. (All of my readers in the southern Hemisphere who are not going into spring, you can do this for your fall wardrobe.) Keep in mind the colors you'd like to wear this season and plan what would go nicely with what you already have. Don't forget to include the "extras" (like tee shirts) and accessories on this list. Keep your list handy and your budget in mind when you're out shopping and slowly, like you're on a treasure hunt, you can tick items off your list. This part is so much fun.
Hang your items proudly in your closet and just enjoy yourself this season.
If you haven't yet started your own ten-item wardrobe, it's never too late to start. Don't be intimidated by the number TEN. Ten is just a guideline. You can have twenty core items if that works better for you. It's not about the number, it's about your fresh new mentality about your wardrobe. You have chosen to think of your capsule wardrobe as art and you have decided to not let another day go by where you aren't wearing something that is authentically you. So just start wherever you are. You are not behind. For more information on the ten-item wardrobe, check out my book, Lessons from Madame Chic.
I will be shooting my spring ten-item wardrobe video this week so it will be out soon. As you'll see in this week's video, I'm really feeling blue (in a good way). If you are unable to see the video above, click here, look in the sidebar of this blog, or check out my channel: www.youtube.com/TheDailyConnoisseur
In The News
Hamilton's Real Style magazine has given Lessons from Madame Chic a fabulous review.
Jenny of JenEric Generation blog discusses her favorite style points from Lessons from Madame Chic.
I have finished my second round of edits for book two and have sent it off to my publisher at Simon & Schuster. Hurray! Check out my 14 second facebook message here.
If you like the "le no makeup look" I'm wearing in this week's video, stay tuned next week for a video tutorial.
I would love to know... how is your spring ten-item wardrobe coming along? On your social media sites, be sure to use the hashtag #TenItemWardrobe.
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