Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ladies, if its ugly...its ugly!

I have to say that I love Tim Gunn and when I found out he was getting his own fashion help show a few seasons ago I was thrilled. I just about died laughing when I heard that he said "Ladies, if its ugly....its ugly!". Tim's honesty is sometimes crazy funny. If any of you haven't seen his show, Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, he helps teach women how to shop and gives them a list of the 10 essential items they need in their closet.

Basic Black Dress
Trench Coat
Dress Pants
Classic Shirt
Any Occasion Top
Day Dress
Sweatsuit Alternative

I think this is a great starting point for anyone trying to revamp their wardrobe. Stick to classic pieces that you can wear any time, even in 5 years. One other thing that is mentioned on the list that he heavily emphasises is the right undergarments. Wearing the right size bra can really make a difference with your appearance and confidence.

Here are 4 of my classic pieces. My shoes are not on Tim's list, but a pair of classic black pumps should be.

Trench: NY&CO, Shirt: Banana Republic, Belt & Necklace: Forever 21, Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, Shoes: BCBG

Oh and the necklace isn't on that list, but its one of my favorite necklaces. Sorry for the bad photos again, but I think its time to retire my old point and shoot camera. I sold my old beginner dslr (which was small) and I am way too lazy to pull out my new dslr camera to shoot outfit photos. I wonder if hubs will mind me taking outfit pictures with his point and shoot. hahaha wishful thinking.

Since I am on the subject of classics, this is one of my favorite red nail polishes that can be worn at anytime. Its OPI's "Bastille My Heart", which I think was part of the "Collection de France". After I took this picture I realized I forgot to clean up the mistakes. There goes my laziness again, oh well.

Do you think Tim Gunn's list is a good list to go by? What are your favorite "go-to" pieces that will never go out of style? Any pieces you have that should be on Tim's list?

Currently Listening to La Roux - In for the Kill


TaylorCristen said...

Love ur blog!

Ive got everything on the list but a Trench Coat & Sweatsuit Alternative. What's a sweatsuit alternative anyways?

I agree that basic black pumps shoes be on the list, and maybe a plain white t-shirt.

As lame as it may sound, my "go to" items are solid color t-shirts and jeans. I can dress it up with a fun scarf, cute flats, and a cardigan.

Nina (Femme Rationale) said...

i love tim gunn! he's like the gay uncle i've always wanted.

Veronika said...

I like Tim Gunn. Something that needs to be added to that list are more accessories. A great belt to cinch your waist, for example.

womens dresses said...

Nice pics! That necklace is absolutely gorgeous!