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The Only Fashion Rule to Follow

If you haven’t heard of this rule-it’s the only “rule” in my (style) book that I follow and encourage other clients to follow.

 

The Rule of Three.

The Rule of Three: everything in your closet should work at least three different ways.  It’s my secret style weapon to avoid trends, not leave the dressing room disappointed (yet again) and to have the most versatile wardrobe yet.  The key to a slim and sufficient wardrobe is versatility.

 

    1. Can it work three different ways in your wardrobe?  

           If not:  Will you learn and take the time to make it work three different ways? (Be brutally honest here. If a sequined skirt throws you into a tailspin- don’t buy it!) 

 

 2.  If it’s an investment piece, will you wear it in a year, two or three?  

 For the utmost versatility, an investment piece should be classic in cut and style.  Think neutral core colors like black, camel, charcoal or navy. 

 

3.  If it weren’t on sale, would you be purchasing it or does it seem like an “I have to buy it-it’s on sale!”

Give yourself 24 hours if you’re on the fence.  If you’re still thinking about it the next day, go on back and buy it, enjoy!

 

4 Ways to Style a Turtleneck, Hanna Lee Style, http://hannaleestyle.wpengine.com

4 Ways to Style a Turtleneck, Hanna Lee Style, http://hannaleestyle.wpengine.com

4 Ways to Style a Turtleneck, Hanna Lee Style, http://hannaleestyle.wpengine.com4 Ways to Style a Turtleneck, Hanna Lee Style, http://hannaleestyle.wpengine.com

 

Perpetual Wardrobe: A-Line Skirt

What: A-line skirt or dress is an extraordinary staple piece. It literally forms an “A” shape.

A-line dress? Find your most flattering color (ask an honest friend or better yet reflect on colors you were wearing when receiving compliments.) Add a skinny belt and bright lip- voila.  In a dating ready wardrobe, an A-line skirt is a must!  It flatters all body types!

Perpetual Wardrobe: A- Line Skirt

J.Crew turtleneck, J.Crew denim shirt, Yves Saint Lauren Rive Gauche skirt, BCBG nude heel, J.crew belt, grandma necklaces

Worn here is my grandma’s, an Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche (in the investment list you’ll see many pieces are indeed my grandma’s. Hence why I too suggest investing in these specific pieces- they have carried 30+ years and are still in style!)

Some pieces I have from her fit me perfectly, however, most have needed a little trim and tuck (she 5’8 to my 5’3!)

Invest if you can afford with integrity (or of course thrift, E-Bay etc.)


 

Whom:

$ JCrew & Tahari: very work appropriate.
$$ Halston Heritage: love. Colors. Cuts. Love.
$$$ Yves Saint Laurent: classic. Follow in my grandma’s steps-pass it along to generations! Very date-ready and appropriate to work appropriate!