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Crafting your Monroe and Main wish list

Holidays are the season for giving and receiving. The people in your life may be pestering you about what you want as a gift this year.

When the joyous day rolls around, there’s nothing better than opening the box to discover it’s something special from the Monroe and Main catalog.

However, deciding what you want (or need) may be the hard part. Here is your guide on crafting your Monroe and Main wish list so to be sure your wardrobe is complete:

Start by winter cleaning

Cleaning out your closet is one of the best feelings there is. Do you have old sweaters or blouses from past winters that you haven’t worn in years? Instead of having those items gather dust and take up room in your closet, be sure to toss or donate them. Go through your closet and drawers one by one and mentally (or physically) note what you’re throwing away. Therefore, you’ll be able to fill the gaps in your closet with new, flattering clothing. That way you won’t have to sift through mounds of old clothes when you’re looking for the perfect getup.

woman wearing a sweater

Determine staples

If you just got rid of old clothes, you may feel you need to bulk up your closet a bit. Start by determining what staples you need to add to your wish list. For winter, women’s dress pants are a must, as is the perfect little black dress. On the other hand, you’re going to want to make sure you have plenty of sweaters and blouses to accompany your bottoms. When in doubt, be sure to add solid-colored clothing like black, white or gray onto your list. These colors are flattering and professional. In addition, you can spice them up with the brighter-colored items so your personality can shine, but the overall look won’t be too overwhelming.

woman wearing that perfect black dress

Go wild

Crafting your wish list is the best time to take chances. Sure, you might be a little more reserved when ordering clothes and accessories for yourself. But the last thing you’ll want to receive as a gift is a mundane pair of socks. Instead, be a little bit more adventurous, and add daring things like a bright yellow purse or a those stiletto pumps you’ve been eyeing. Your loved ones will adore buying you something that you’ve always wanted, but never worked up the guts to get yourself. In addition, you’ll feel inspired by their support and might even feel more motivated to wear it in the future!

satchel bags

Try something new

Have you ever felt like you’re in a rut wearing the same things over and over again? Over time, we develop a personal style and end up buying the same kinds of clothing articles. Instead of adding clothing that looks like what you own to your wish list, go a different route. Let your loved ones surprise you. Have them pick out clothes that they’d like to see you in instead of choosing specific garments yourself. It will make you step outside your comfort zone, and you may find new styles that you love.

woman wearing a black duster sweater

Plan for next season

In the fashion world, it’s never too early to plan ahead. People buy their coats in spring and their bathing suits in the fall. If you find something that you like that isn’t in particularly in season, don’t be afraid to add it to your list. Buying things that are out of season may feel like you’re teasing yourself. However, it’ll be that much better when the season rolls around, and you get to sport something you’ve been longing to wear for months.


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