Closet Essentials

By Samantha, age 13, Indiana

Every girl wants to look her best every day, right? There are some things everyone has, those "closet essentials". Here are a few things you'll need to have in your closet.

Little Black Dress

Everyone has the banquet, the party, the performance, or whatever, when you need to dress up. A little black dress is a great thing to have that will never go out of style.

Black dress available for $10.00 at or your local store.
Black dress available for $24.80 at or your local store.

Another great essential is black flats. They go with almost anything - you can dress them up or down, wear them with jeans or a skirt. Every shoe store has them, so find your favorite pair!

Flats available for $20.00 at or your local store.
Flats available for $25.00 at or your local store.

A big tote to carry all your stuff around is great. That's why it's a closet essential. You can get whatever size, color, and fabric you like. Go get your favorite!

Tote available for $22.80 at or your local store.
Tote available for $10.00 at or your local store.

A cardigan will always be great to have in your closet. A simple black, grey, or white is even better! They go with everything.

Cardigan available for $18.00 at or your local store.
Cardigan available for $20.00 at or your local store.

With these basic things, you can create a great outfit! You can get whatever colors and styles you like, and be a fashionista!

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March 15, 2012

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