I’m a big believer in having a minimalistic wardrobe with high quality pieces that are made to last. There’s a trend right now of basically disposable fashion – cheap, trendy clothing items that you wear a few times or just for a season and then they’re too worn to continue using, doesn’t sit too well with me. I’d rather invest in quality that looks and feels nicer, but also lasts the distance. If you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe, here are 3 things you should invest in, in order to save money down the line.
1. Good Underwear There’s a lot to be said for good underwear. It’s the first thing you’ll place on your body and if it fits well, then you wont end up with any awkward bulges or lines. Now days there are panties like Knix which serve both as underwear, but also work in place of feminine hygiene products. This makes them a great option for the environment and a unique way to save money as you’ll cut down how much you need to spend on costly liners, pads and tampons. The good thing is they’re a one-time investment and then you can keep saving money every time you use them. They’re also so much better for the environment, so you can feel good about the impact you’re making.
2. A Good Jacket A good quality coat or blazer is something that can quickly spruce up any outfit. It obviously also can do wonders for keeping your warm in dipping temperatures. You’re going to want something that flatters your shape and is good quality. If your budget is a bit tight, you can look to buy something secondhand, either on a website or in a secondhand store. Try to focus on timeless styles and colours that will last through trends, some obvious choices are black, navy, beige and khaki. This is one of those items that you want the best quality you can afford and ensure that it’s a good fit for you.
3. A Cocktail Dress You Love There’s always a special occasion around the corner, whether it’s a loved one’s wedding or a graduation celebration. Maybe you have a special birthday party coming up and really want to dress the part. Whatever the occasion, having a dress that makes you feel like a million dollars is well, priceless! Again, this is something that you’re going to want to buy the best quality you can and it might mean turning to secondhand stores again. If you’re trying to keep your wardrobe minimal, it might be good to choose more classic basic fits so that you can jazz the outfit up with statement jewellery so you can use your dress time and time again, while still looking different.
Investing in good quality clothing ensures you are always looking your best and feeling more confident. There are ways to do it without breaking the bank. What are your top essential clothing items to really invest in? Let me know in the comments below.