I haven't been clothing shopping in 5 years. Every time I try to go now, I just stare blankly at the clothing. I have no idea what I'm doing.
What are must have pieces of clothing?
What should I have that will stay in style for a while?
What should I avoid?
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The bare minimum of clothes that yo must have are in my eyes a formal outfit, a casual outfit, a slacking outfit, a cold weather outfit and a hot weather outfit. In my opinion, every woman needs the 'little black dress' - something classy and elegant that can dressed up or down, it's suits every figure and it's just a really versatile piece of clothing to own. A nice pair of jeans is always a good option too, jeans will never go out of fashion. I'd stick to clothing that you can 'mix and match' buy a skirt that will go with various sweaters, blouses and shirts at the same time the skirt could be dressed up with a suit jacket to become formal wear. Get two or so pairs of shorts, leggings, casual t-shirts, sweatshirts and light summer dresses to chill out in over the weekends. All those things are fashion styles that don't come and go, they are just standard classic outfits.
Things to avoid should be pretty obvious but that depends on your style! I'd avoid clothing with giant shoulder pads because it makes the body shape look very manly, harem pants, overalls, pants with writing across the bum, tiny bottom revealing short shorts, ill fitting jeans, t-shirts that are too tight, fake label clothing and dungarees because I don't think many people can pull them off.
Take one of your friends whose judgement you trust when you next decide to go clothes shopping or just ask a store assistant to help you out, it's part of their job to suggest clothes that would suit customers so there's no harm in asking for some advice!
Hope this was of some help, good luck!1