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Fashion Fix: Keep it simple in your closet

Wednesday, August 11, 2010; C10

Your closet strategy: Keep it simple

Nina Garcia, the "Project Runway" judge, fashion director of Marie Claire and author of the just published "Nina Garcia's What to Wear for Every Occasion," was online Tuesday to chat about style do's and don'ts. Some highlights:

"The ultimate fashion faux pas for me is poor tailoring," Garcia says. "If you wear something that doesn't fit right, be it a pair of jeans or a sheath dress, it will look all wrong. Spend a little extra to have your favorite pieces perfectly fitted. And don't go overboard on trends. Try out just one at a time or you'll look like you've tried too hard."

Her guidelines on how to fill a closet: "Think simple, white oxford button-ups, perfectly tailored black pants, simple calfskin pumps and a traditional men's-style watch. Go for a few great investment buys, then fill in the rest of your closet with less expensive basics."

Her must-have for fall? "The first thing I'm planning to buy this season is a great, classic, camel-colored coat. It's a '70s-inspired must-have and works with anything and everything."

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