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When Adding Something New To Your Closet

December 8th, 2011

Hi everyone- I hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for Christmas. Make your list and check it twice!  Thank you so much for all the kind compliments on Leann Rimes in the green circle dress.

It has been so cold in the last few days in Dallas! We are all trying to stay warm. Do you remember this Alexander Wang sweater that I wore in a previous post with the vintage Chanel skirt? The look was much dressier. Here I’m wearing the sweater again but this time I styled it more casually by putting it on with a t-shirt and skinny jeans. I love to keep my closet full of items that I’m able to wear again and again and to mix and match with different things I already own. There is no point in spending money on garments that you only can wear once.

The advice that I give to all my clients is when adding something new to your closet, always make sure you can style it 4 or 5 different ways by switching out the accessories. I always recommend items that can function well during the day and transition into a night outfit as well. That way you will wear it more than one time.
Here is my example of how I styled the Alexander Wang sweater when I added it to my closet.
Look 1: pair it back with a pencil skirt
Look 2: wear casually with skinny jeans and t-shirts
Look 3: mix silhouettes and pair with wide legged jeans and t-shirts
Look 3: mix textures and wear with high-waisted silk pants
Look 4: create a whimsical look and wear over a flowing dress
Look 5: add a little sex appeal and wear with an A-line leather skirt.

When you have trouble making a decision about whether or not you should buy an item, make a list in your mind or write it down. Put the item on hold so that you know you can always can come back and buy it. Then, when the pressure is off, look into your closet. Is the item compatible?

Wearing: Alexander Wang sweater, Elizabeth & James t’s, Citizen of Humanity jeans, Fallon necklace, Fendi booties, Chanel sunnies and Chanel 2.55 bag

Have a great day everyone!!xoxo NINI

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  1. December 8th, 2011 at 09:46 | #1


    MUCH LOVE Maria Onorio

  2. December 8th, 2011 at 10:20 | #2

    adore the two-tone asymmetric top!


  3. December 8th, 2011 at 11:35 | #3

    WOW!I love your advice!I usually buy things cause they caught my attention in store but wear them once or never.Full room of clothes and nothing to wear:-S This will seriously be in my head from now on,thank you!

  4. December 8th, 2011 at 11:44 | #4

    I love the way you completely changed the look of the AW top with a tee! Genius!

    What a great post! That’s what I do when I purchase a new item! {And it’s so timely because I’m doing a styling post with my suit!} xo~sam

  5. Tina
    December 8th, 2011 at 12:19 | #5

    Thanks for all the great tips! Amazing how you pull 2 different looks from that piece! Love it!

  6. December 8th, 2011 at 12:32 | #6

    awesome black and white shots


  7. December 8th, 2011 at 13:23 | #7

    You’re such a beauty!
    And your style and your clothes and shoes…..i soooo envy you

  8. December 8th, 2011 at 13:50 | #8

    OMG, that’s the type of advice I’ve given to my girl friends. We’re at a certain age now that our closets need to be a bit more sophisticated now that we’re out of college and you certainly need to take in the reigns and buy things you can use in multiple ways. Great outfit!


  9. Chevandtonisworld.blogspot.com
    December 8th, 2011 at 15:52 | #9

    Love love the accessories they’re great :)

  10. Kim
    December 8th, 2011 at 16:17 | #10

    Love this look! You’re very pretty!

  11. December 8th, 2011 at 17:29 | #11

    I really like this!


  12. December 8th, 2011 at 18:01 | #12

    hello nini,you r realy diffrent!ike it!join my party!


  13. December 8th, 2011 at 18:43 | #13

    looking wonderful…. i love uv paired those cropped jumper .. jus what i needed to do with mine x x x


  14. December 8th, 2011 at 22:20 | #14

    That’s such great advice!! Thanks, Nini! xo

  15. December 9th, 2011 at 08:19 | #15

    This is such a great tip for buying clothes. I always buy one-of-a-kind items because I love them, but I wear them once and send them to the back of my closet. Thanks for the advice, you look great by the way!

  16. December 10th, 2011 at 18:49 | #16

    Beautiful and classy outfit :)


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