Wardrobe Staple..The Basci Black Pant!
One of the most important pieces to have in your wardrobe is the basic black pant. As boring and mundane as that may seem…(quit yawning)…I am here to tell you that the basic black pant can have you dressed and ready to go… faster than Tim Gunn saying “Make it work.!” The black pant goes with EVERYTHING! …And I do mean everything. With a simple switch of your blouse, sweater, vest or jacket and the right accessories (think jewelry, scarves, shoes…etc…) you will be looking as chic as a Chanel Runway model without the attitude and starvation. (Remember when Anne Hathaway’s character in The Devil Loves Prada sported that amazing ensemble with a pair of basic black pants-adding a white shirt (another wardrobe staple, a short sleeve pullover and oodles of pearls..) -call the editors at Vogue because we have the cover shot! It was perfection and you can be too with a pair of basic black pants.
Now you know that when I talk “wardrobe staple,” I do have a few Glamour Girl Guidelines: So here you go:
- The most important part of any wardrobe staple is to make sure they FIT!!!! A simple rule of thumb is to remember a pant can be taken in at the waist and taken up at the hem but if it’s too tight in the hips, or derriere (Beyonce are you listening??) then don’t feel bad going up to a size that fits in your largest area and have the rest tailored to fit.. THE KEY WORD HERE IS TAILOR!!! Get one and they will be your BFF before long.
- When you do find the perfect pair of black pants …BUY TWO of the same pair. Why?????(Because…you need to have one to wear with flats and one to wear with heels…thus a Glamour Girl is always prepared..
- Finally, buy the BEST quality you can possibly afford. You will wear this item again and again and when it comes to wardrobe staples, “Quality is key.”