Up your fashion game before ever getting dressed by garnering tips from gurus like Tim Gunn, setting the stage with smart closet basics and preparing for head-to-toe wardrobe malfunctions before they happen. Check out these closet essentials, inspired by local stylist Alix Robinson and her closet cleanse.
High Heel Survival Kit, $8, at Bed Bath & Beyond. Gel heel liner and ball-of-foot cushions soothe feet suffering from the confines of women’s shoes.
Lingerie Solutions dress tape, $15, at Target. Double-sided, transparent, non-toxic fashion tape keeps garments in place and minimizes oops moments.
Real Simple Slimline hangars, $10 for a set of 12, at Bed Bath & Beyond. These flocked suit hangers save space and grip fabrics so clothes stay in place. Use the accessories bar to coordinate belts or scarves with outfits.
Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, $35.
My Little Steamer Go Mini Hand Steamer, $20, at Bed Bath & Beyond. Smooth wrinkled clothing without the bulk and burn of ironing.
That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything in Between by Victoria Beckham, $22.
Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making it Work by Tim Gunn, $15.
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Lint brush, $10 for a pack of three, at Bed Bath & Beyond. Free your little black dress from little specks of lint or pet hair.
Fresh Scents closet sachets, $5, at Bed Bath & Beyond. Infuse your closet with the smell of flowers, not dirty laundry.
Cedar Blocks, $8 for a pack of 20, at Bed Bath & Beyond. Cedar smells great, keeps moisture down and insects away.
Real Simple sewing kit, $10, at Bed Bath & Beyond. Never let a loose button undo an outfit. Make quick fixes and neatly cut annoying tags with these basic tools.