Build Your Closet’s Core This Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving is almost here, and if you’re in the United States, you’re likely taking a much-deserved day off to be merry and eat a bit too much.  We hope you enjoy.  For many, the annual 4-day holiday weekend at the end of November brings to mind thoughts of a family outing, some games indoors, football, or perhaps, some shopping.

Gentleman: Maybe you’re planning to avoid the holiday crowds by postponing your seasonal shopping to mid-December.  There’s nothing wrong with that.  But, keep in mind that thousands of businesses across the world, and seemingly the entire internet, will be ON SALE from Thursday morning through Monday evening.  These sales often involve flat percentage drops in pricing – 10, 20, 30, and event 50% off a single item or your entire purchase.  Many online retailers offer reduced or complimentary shipping, too.

If you’ve been putting off shopping for some basics to incorporate into your wardrobe, Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be ideal times to build your closet’s core at a discount.  Here are 9 items that are absolutely worth having in your closet! (Hint: get the best quality that you can afford; quality really makes difference)

  • T-shirts: V-neck or crew, in grey, white, and black
  • White or blue dress shirts
  • A pair of neutral color, flat-front wool dress trousers
  • V-neck cashmere sweaters
  • Socks to match your trousers (blue, black, brown)
  • Blazer (to go over sweaters or t-shirts)
  • Dark indigo classic 5-pocket jeans (no fades or holes) to bring a casual tone to any look
  • A classic cashmere scarf in a color that flatters your skin tone and features
  • A simple oxford shoe in high-shine patent leather (add some fun to your feet, while maintaining a seriously edgy look about you)

Now that we’ve gone over the basics, think about what’s missing from your closet.  What would make your typical Monday outfitting easier?  Don’t hesitate .. get to shopping, and pick up a few staples today!

Happy Thanksgiving & happy shopping!

Shanna Wu Pecoraro, AICI CIP & the team of NYC Image Consultant Academy

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