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When putting together a professional, plus size wardrobe, it's important to begin with what you already have. Take stock of everything in your closet. Put casual clothing on one side and professional on another. Look over every piece of professional clothing and determine how well it fits your shape. Is it too tight or too baggy? Does it dip too low in front? Discard ill-fitting clothing immediately. It is important to note that a good fit means everything. It does not look very professional if your skirt is too tight or the buttons on your shirt are clearly straining. If you must move up or down a size, do so. When it comes to plus size fashion, the number does not matter as much as how well the clothes fit. Take a hard, critical look at your favorite items -- are they showing signs (wear and fray) of your love for them? Is it time to look for a brand new version of the same or a very similar item?
Add trendy pieces sparingly. A funky, trendy plus size top can liven up your closet, but keep in mind, plus size trends tend to change quickly. It is okay to purchase just a few pieces each season, as bright patterns and interesting cuts keep you looking very now. However, continue to invest in staples for your wardrobe.