(NewsUSA) – When it comes to finding a new look this spring,
it’s less about spending and more about closet creativity. According to fashion expert and host of
TLC’s “What Not To Wear,” Stacy London, “this season, use the basic rules of fashion and fabric
care to re-create spring’s hottest looks.”
Fashion basic 101: Shop your closet first. You may already have some key items within your
wardrobe that can stand as a strong foundation. Building upon key pieces, like a little black
dress, can be an easy way to update your style without breaking the bank.
Regardless of the monetary or emotional price, in today’s economy, clothing can be seen as an
investment. “Women spend so much time finding their perfect look, it is important to educate them
on helping to extend the life of their wardrobe,” says London.
Having recently partnered with Woolite to create the “Find the Look, Keep the Look” program,
London is dedicated to helping educate clothes-minded individuals on looking their best every day.
Ten boutique owners from across the country have also joined this partnership to offer their
insight on regional style trends. Together, they created the “Look Book,” a compilation of basic
must-haves to update your wardrobe. The entire book is available online for free at www.findthelookkeepthelook.com.
Stacy’s Style Tips
– Protect your style investments. According to a recent survey sponsored by Woolite,
over $2 billion worth of clothing was ruined last year due to laundry-related mistakes. A non-harsh
detergent like Woolite is the key to extending the closet-life of your favorite wardrobe pieces.
It’s easy to breathe new life into classic wardrobe basics if they have been maintained through
proper laundry care.
– Shop your (or your boy-friend’s) closet. Chances are, you probably already have key pieces
to build on to re-create spring’s biggest trends. One must-have silhouette for spring is the
relax-fit pant — AKA the boyfriend jean.
– Be bold with color. Bold, neon colors are back in a big way. To update your look, try
punching up a neutral outfit with a touch of bold color. No need to go neon head-to-toe to
translate this hot look.
– Make a statement with accessories. Big necklaces can streamline a silhouette and quickly
update a dull outfit.