Top 5 Items to Keep in Your Closet for '08 ...

Filed under: Holidays, Accessories, Casual wear, Shoes, Jeans and Denim, Dresses and Skirts, Do Good, Styles that Stick

The New Year always brings on a few things for me: a couple of meaningless resolutions and a good old fashioned closet purge. The closet purge is the most important part because with the start of the New Year, it's good to start with a "new" closet as well. While transitioning into 2008 you don't need to feel like you have to dump every piece from 2007 because that would be stupid. Here arefive pieces that you should keep in your closet for '08.

Ballet Flats. Comfortable flats won the fashion death match in 2007 and will battle against sky high heels again in 2008. Will comfort prevail? Only time will tell but for now keep them in your closet.

Polished/ dressy ensembles. Pencil skirts, button downs, belted dresses, and tailored jackets were in vogue during 2007. As it turns out, looking lady-like is always in fashion and these hot tailored trends aren't going anywhere in 2008.

Higher waistlines. The fashion industry made a deal with the devil and were forced to make higher waistlines stylish. They tried (and failed in my eyes) to make them a hit in 2007 and will try again in 2008.

Bold colors. Bright was the hue to have in 2007 and color will continue to make a splash in our wardrobes in 2008. Go for neons and jewel tones if you really wanted to be fashion forward.

Eco-friendly fashions. Going "green" swept the nation in 2007 and will continue to do so in 2008 because a clean planet is a fashionable planet.
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