I happen to consider myself a pretty fashionable person, and tend to get a lot of compliments on what I wear. I do not think I have any particular fashion sense or style, but more that I know how to mix and match pieces. I also feel comfortable wearing clothes that are a little bit unique or less trendy, paired with something simple that I am comfortable in. Over the years, I have tried a lot of different styles, and tend to go back to some of the same basics. All of this experimenting has given me the time to figure out what is a staple item for me and what is a one-time wear. I tend to go through spurts of donating clothes and then shopping for new clothes, or vice versa, and have noticed there are a lot of stores that sell cute clothing, but the quality is not great. I now have a better understanding of where to shop and where to avoid giving business.


If you are looking to grow your wardrobe, become more fashionable, or do some closet purging and weed out the outfits you no longer wear, there are a few things you should make sure you always have on hand.

A White V-Neck T-Shirt

A plain and simple, yet stylish staple, the white V-neck can be dressed up or down, worn as an under shirt or an actual shirt, and will always make you look fresh if it is clean enough. I guess that is the one downfall, it is easy to stain.

A Good Suit

This goes for both men and women. A good power suit will be your secret weapon when you have a last-minute event invite from on of your clients. Visit your nearest Eddie Bauer or go online to find a great suit at an even better price. Everyone has their own opinion about what colors are best for different situations. However, we would recommend black or blue, you will always look professional and I guarantee you will wear it more than once.

A Pair of Black Jeans

A pair of black jeans are a staple in any man or woman’s closet because they are so versatile. They have the ability to be dressed up with a nice shirt or sweater and dress shoes, but can also be worn with sneakers and a t-shirt for a casual outfit. I always recommend having at least one pair of black jeans.

Good Walking Sneakers or Sandals

There are so many times when I sacrificed a painless day for one filled with blisters when I choose to wear by flats with no support, or even my heels. When we do this to ourselves just to look good, it can be terrible for our bodies. There is a compromise when you buy a stylish pair of sneakers or walking shoes that won’t ruin your outfit. Go online to see the different types that are available but you will have plenty of options to choose from and you will never be stuck uncomfortable shoes just because they are more fashionable.