Maybe the classic white button down washes you out, or you’ve never been able to find the perfect Little Black Dress, or you wish all your shoes could be flats but whatever your personal style, these five closet musts are part of your style emergency kit that everyone should have on hand!

Natalie Weakly Image Consultant Houston Signature Style Five Closet Must Haves Style Emergency Kit

Fashion Tape

Known to fix ripped hems, keep that button down from gaping, or keep your straps from peeking out beneath your shirt, fashion tape is a frequent closet lifesaver! I usually don’t use a whole piece on any one emergency so a pack lasts a good while.


Safety Pins

Ate too much at lunch?  Popped a button and have nightmares of your pants “on the ground” this afternoon? Safety Pins to the rescue!  I recommend a few large versions, as well as a few small pins in bronze, gold, and silver to better match the piece you are trying to fix.

Lint Roller

If you own a pet or know someone who does, there is nothing that can take away the polished feel from your look like hair (yours or your pets!) and random bits of lint clinging to your otherwise immaculate outfit.  Buy a portable size to keep in the car and keep these serious rollers in the closet.

Added bonus, if you find yourself with water stains on that gorgeous velvet skirt, a lint roller and a bit of steam can help restore the fabric nap.

Stain Remover

Marinara at a business lunch. Need I say more?  Keep these portable stain savers in your closet and in your purse for an instant recovery.  Or donate to your co-worker down the hall who is rushing to a client meeting after an unfortunate incident with the coffee maker.

Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Liquid 1 Count (Pack of 6)

Foot Petals

Can I get an AMEN?! These give you a fighting chance of keeping your heels on all night, preventing blisters and potentially have fully-functioning knees later in life. I’m a heel addict (I wore them through nearly my entire pregnancy!) and these are without a doubt a must and worth every penny.

What are your closet musts to keep you looking great despite the inevitable unpredictability of real life?