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Maximize Your Outfit Potential
In a perfect world, you'd be able to think of three places you could wear every item you buy (triple bonus points if you can come up with both professional and off-duty occasions) AND three things you already own to wear it with. If you run this exercise when you're shopping, you'll end up with a closet full of pieces that (a) work well together and (b) are appropriate for a range of events. The goal is to move beyond a "work wardrobe" and a "life wardrobe" to one fully integrated closet.