With every runway and every new mode, I’m less enthused with what’s in my own closet. It’s more than an occu tional peril, and a common sentiment many women share: how to make our wardrobes operational and stylish each day so that we’re never the victims of “I have nothing to bear up” syndrome again. The answer I’m finding isn’t always in stocking your closet with new humbug but in remembering the value of great essentials — and how to work them time and circumstance again. So I’m going back to basics with nine timeless ups you can rework and rewear any way you like. It starts here with a few easy means; just add and subtract to make them your own.