Mica contacted me a few weeks ago about doing a closet consultation for her. Mica is a graduate student who will be studying in Korea for three months this summer. As a graduate student her wardrobe mostly consists of jeans and cotton t-shirts with the occasional sweater, skirt or pair of shorts.
However, since Korea is hot and humid in the summer and laundry facilities aren’t necessarily what we Westerners are used to, I knew she needed some easy wash-and-wear items that don’t take up much room and can be versatile enough to wear with multiple pieces. Not to mention cool enough that Mica doesn’t melt in Korea’s summer weather!
I recommended she start with a few jersey skirts since those are easy to wear and easy to wash. Then I recommended she get a few fun printed tops that would match at least two bottoms. I also suggested a white short sleeved cardigan since that can basically be paired with anything and a pair of metallic-colored sandals since those are fairly neutral.
We also talked about the “rule of three” that can help take an outfit from blah to wow. The rule of three is that you should wear three things: cardigan, tank, skirt; shorts, top, necklace; dress, belt, scarf. You get the idea. Mica also asked a lot of questions out the items she already owned and we discussed how to make those items work for her.
When I left Mica was excited to start putting some of this into practice and she seemed more at ease with understanding what to look for when she went shopping.
I followed up by sending her the above collage to help her get started. I’m looking forward to following her adventures this summer!
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