Don’t you just adore Tim Gunn? The style guru and co-host of Project Runway is about to host his own show, The Revolution on America’s ABC, and has declared these 10 essential pieces as the wardrobe must-haves for 2012.
1. Basic Black Dress
“We all know that you can dress it up to take it out, that’s its intention,” says Gunn, “but you can also pair an item like this with a cardigan for work. So it’s an easy item to transition.”
2. Day Dress
“This is a dress that you’re probably going to wear to work. It is never intended to be a dress that you would wear to a cocktail party alternative.”
3. Classic White Shirt
“This should be in every woman’s dressing vocabulary. Pair it with jeans, a skirt or dress pants for an easy, polished outfit.”
4. Classic Blazer
“This is the easiest way in the world to dress up a T-shirt and a pair of jeans and take them almost anywhere.”
5. Dress Pants
6. Trench Coat
“It’s my coat of choice because you can wear it to the grocery store, you can take it to the opera.”
7. Good Pair of Jeans
“For me, the style of choice is one that falls straight from the widest part of your hip and that is in a dark wash. No distressing!”
9. Cashmere Sweater
“Cashmere will not pill, so this will be very, very serviceable in your wardrobe. You’ll get a lot of wear out of it,” Gunn says.
10. Tracksuit Alternative
“This is an item that’s easy to throw on, that allows you to look sophisticated and polished and is an alternative to the sweatsuit,” Gunn says. “Depending on your taste and lifestyle, this can take on many different forms.”
What do you think of Tim Gunn’s essentials list?