We all have wardrobe style favorites that we can’t live without, but they’re not necessarily the same items as the staples we own. While the quirky items, the priceless pieces and the ‘just for fun’ favorite should stay right where we are, it’s time to edit out those staples.
Even if you own a lot, it’s good to trade out the pieces that just aren’t up to scratch. There are always pieces to splurge on in life, but there are also the ones that fall somewhere in-between an investment and fast fashion. They should be quality, durable and trend-free. Take a lot at the five that matter the most.
Sweaters are something we all wear, each and every year. Regardless of the trends that come and go, sweaters in some form or another are always around. The problem we can face is when we buy into cheap trends. A sweaters primary job is to keep your warm. In freezing temperatures, you’re not going to care how on trend your top is if you’re freezing your socks off. So, invest in cashmere. You can even find affordable choices to purchase and start building your collection. When those same socks are toasty, you’ll be so glad you did.
We carry our bags day in and day out. They’re like an extension of ourselves. They contain our funds, the access to our home and even our war paint. It’s only right that we choose the perfect style to bestow that type of honor on. So, why is it that we end up with so many throwaway styles? Stop, right now. Literally throw them away (or donate to charity, or sell online) and start to save. Invest in practical leather in a breathtaking design. It will last longer, so be sure to buy it in a staple color too.
Jewelry is a tough one. Costume jewelry is becoming just as chic as classic pieces. But, that’s usually only said for costume jewelry that’s done right. The cheap pieces can often be tacky and bad for your skin. Why choose to wear something that irritates you, just because it’s trendy. Carefully pick out pieces that will last. Once you find the best earrings for sensitive ears, you’ll never look back.
Just like bags, these babies are with us for pretty much the whole day. Apart from lying in bed (and even them, serious shoe fiends may refuse to take them off), they’re a part of us. Ruining your feet with bad footwear is just not something you should ever settle for in life. Go for comfort and quality, always. You may choose to invest in killer heels that look good, but they’re for special occasions (under 30 minutes) and not to be worn lightly. And, remember to go up a half size to allow your feet to breathe.
As with sweaters, shirts can come and go in trends. Different designs and shapes can be coveted, but a classic staple will never go out of style. Forget these fancy styles you’ve picked up recently and opt for a well-cut shirt instead. It’ll complement your figure like nothing else can and be ultra comfortable to wear – what’s not to love?