Many people are guilty of buying clothes that they wear for a season or two and then throw away. There is nothing wrong with this, but it does mean that you need to budget more for your clothing purchases if you want to buy the latest trends. The problem is, these trendy pieces will go out of style after just one season so it’s not really worth the money in the long run. Investing in timeless staples saves your wardrobe from looking dated and provides you with high quality items that last longer than their trendier counterparts.
Closet staples are clothes that don’t go out of style and can be worn every season (and every year) for many years. They may cost slightly more than trendier items but they last longer, making it a better investment in the long run. Quality pieces like this will help you feel good about how you look without having to change your style every time a new trend comes along.
A good staple wardrobe includes classic pieces like tailored pants, pencil skirts, button down shirts, blazers and trench coats that will look stylish for years to come. When purchasing these items it is important to make sure you are buying quality instead of quantity. This means investing in high-quality pieces that will last longer and require fewer repairs. It’s better to have a few quality items, than many cheap pieces that won’t last long at all.
If you’re looking for some good investment pieces look out for ones with classic lines or patterns that are always in style like stripes, polka dots or plaids. You should also look for items that are made well with good stitching and fabric. You can also look to purchase timeless pieces in versatile shades like black, navy blue or grey so you’ll be able to wear them often without clashing different colors together.
Finally, don’t forget about investing in basics like bras, underwear and socks as these things need to last a long time and you should invest in good-quality items that will last.
Keep these tips in mind when building your wardrobe for a long term, stylish collection of clothes that offer value for money instead of a lot of trendy pieces that end up going to waste!
Lakeisha Walker is a stylist, fashionista and blogger who has been featured on Style.com, The Coveteur, Fashion Gone Rogue and many others. She started her blog in 2010 as a way to offer advice to help people find the perfect outfit for any occasion. Her wardrobe consists of pieces she’s found at Target or Forever 21; you can’t go wrong with that!