By Melissa Tosetti
I'm halfway through six speaking engagements in a six week time period. There's been a lot of packing and a lot of airports - with more to come.
Thursday night, just before getting on stage, I realized that I felt really good. In fact, I felt a thousand times better than I did just eight hours ago when I got off the plane in a pair of jeans, tennis shoes and a hoody. I remember thinking that I couldn't wait to get to my room, take another shower and get ready for the event. I knew that the minute I put on my "speaking" clothes, I'd feel great. I was right.
It was at that moment I realized that my day-to-day wardrobe is in need of an upgrade. I strongly believe that you should feel great about how you look all the time, not just for special occasions. But, in the last year, I've focused more on refreshing my speaking wardrobe and have neglected my day-to-day wardrobe.
So, my goal this week is to do an inventory of items I need for fall and winter and begin systematically acquiring those needed pieces. On the plus side, my timing is great as we go into the holiday season, the sales will be plentiful. I should be able to time my purchases and pick up everything I need on sale.
Once I have my basics in place, I plan to take a note from the 5 Piece French Wardrobe. Click on the link for the original version of the system. As for my version:
1. Maintain a basic wardrobe including undergarments, workout clothes and pajamas, replacing items as needed.
2. Purchase only 5 new items each season. The seasons are Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer.
3. Focus on quality over quantity as well as proper fit.
4. Only purchase items you absolutely love.
Once my basic day-to-day wardrobe has been replenished, my verion of the 5 Piece French Wardrobe will help ensure my wardrobe stays fresh, but also ensures I only purchase what I love and feel great wearing.