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Know your basics.

And no, we are not talking about chemistry or substandard girls. In my training as an Image Consultant (yes, like Chata Romano. Can we continue now?) I was taught all about body shapes, colours to suit your complexion, face shapes and the dreaded “7 basics for every wardrobe”. The latter included things like “the tailored black trouser”, “the classic white shirt” and more such offensive generalisations. With every consultation I would be ready with my list of basics and even added some daring deviations like an array of cardigans. This gave the client clear must-haves for their wardrobe and off we went on our merry way to find these items that will save them from any future fashion emergencies. Now,...

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