1. Build a foundation for your Armoir When building your closet, search for staple items that will last you far beyond this season. Be frugal, not cheap. Invest in pieces you know you’ll love forever and wear quite often. Classic boots, black pumps, and ballerina flats are a staple for every closet. An LBD is never out of style. A good, well-fitted pair of jeans is a must-have for every season. To complete your closet, make sure you have a good clutch, and a durable pocketbook. Once you’ve created a foundation for your closet, finish your outfits with fun and flirty, budget-friendly, on-trend pieces from your favourite stores. 2. On-trend and budget-friendly Looking your best this season doesn’t mean you need to break the bank for off-the-runway pieces; take note of the latest trends for inspiration while staying true to you. Mix staples in your closet with on-trend, budget-friendly pieces from your favourite local retailer. 3. Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise! Accessories can make or break an outfit. Whether you’re wearing a plain white t- or a simple cocktail dress, choose pieces that are current, as well as those that are timeless and retro. Leather bracelets never really go out-of-style, they last forever, and with the proper thickness, you can share it with your husband, boyfriend, or brother. Leather accessories add a bit of edge to any outfit. If you want to stand out from the norm, look for vintage pieces. Statement necklaces that incorporate coins and medallions are just the ticket for that retro-chic look, and are great conversation starters.