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10 basics to keep as you try to unclog your closet

By Ellen Warren, Chicago Tribune on

Published in Fashion Daily News

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I find myself spending more and more time in warm climates to avoid the cold winters. I find that I no longer want to share space in my closet with my heavy-duty cold winter wardrobe. I'd like to pare down to just a list of 10 essentials.

If you were to pare down to a "capsule" a cold-weather wardrobe, what would it include?

- Christine L.

Dear Christine: I asked an expert to weigh in on your question. After a long career as a fashion stylist and personal shopper at Bloomingdale's in Chicago, Joyce Sobczyk moved to Florida and continues her styling career at theclosetconsult.com.

Here's her list:

- Rain/snow boots

 

- Easy wool blazer (think ink or chocolate)

- Black ankle slacks

- Cashmere or wool cardigan

- Tunic (black, gray, navy)

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