Realising that your wardrobe has become outdated often means hours spent in shops and hundreds of dollars out of your pocket. Not only can it be incredibly tiring and difficult to find new staples for your wardrobe, it can also suck a lot of the fun out of the joy of dressing when you feel that you have to do it.
But there is another option.
Instead of investing in a partial or entirely new wardrobe, consider updating your wardrobe staples with new accessories. Timeless, high-quality accessories will allow you to add style and freshness to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. This is especially true for items you carry with you or have on you most days.
Here are 3 ideas we rely on to keep our wardrobe looking fresh and stylish:
1. A fashionable daily bag
Your purse goes everywhere with you, so it only makes sense that updating this one piece will carry over into every outfit you wear. Look for something simple and timeless with a luxurious design. An expensive looking bag will make the rest of your outfit look more pulled together and sharp. Draw inspiration from classic handbag designers such as Hermes or Chanel and look for bags with simple metal detailing and exceptionally soft leather (or faux leather). While toting around a Hermes Birkin may be the ideal, there is no harm in finding a bag that only looks expensive.
2. High-quality, every day accessories
Your sunglasses, your shoes and your watch should all be things you invest wisely in. Not only are they with you almost every day, they are practical items that serve to protect your eyes, your feet, and keep you on time (respectively). Investing a bit more in these items will pay you back tenfold, so don’t be afraid to splurge on a pair of Italian-made heels, or an item from the Van Cleef and Arpels watches’ collection. Not only will a higher quality item look better, they will also last longer, which will mean that you can rely on them to continue working (and look good doing it) for many years to come.
Scarves are back in a big way, and we love it. From cashmere throws to opulent pashminas, to slinky, printed silks, scarves are everywhere. Surprisingly affordable, carefully tied, luxurious scarves are stylish accessories that never seem to go out of style. You can get them in a variety of colors, prints and fabrics to match an assortment of events and they will almost never look out of place. They’re also wonderful to have on hand if you’re a bit chilly or need to cover your hair out of respect.
The ultimate way to make sure that your wardrobe never goes out of style is to continuously invest in timeless, classic pieces that can be updated with trendy accessories. Buying clothes that are trending will only leave you feeling outdated and foolish by the next season. Look for well-cut, high-quality fabrics in muted colors to keep you looking your best year-round.