Go through everything, keeping only what actually fits and what you actually like. Donate the rest. Plug what you have left into the lists so you can see where you need to focus your shopping attention first. These are the 'basic basics' so focus on covering them off for this season. You can worry about next season's wardrobe next season. You'll be surprised how well the pieces you choose will translate effortlessly. You can start adding more to your collection as time and money permit. Wendy recommends adding one more bottom first. Then a pair of shoes. Then another layer piece. Then a blouse or two.