With the spring cleaning of my wardrobe I realized I have so many outfits I need to really buckle down and make room for this seasons best. So I decided I only wanted to hang on to things that were “essential,” and “made me feel expensive.” Is that even possible?
But seriously, there are few things more valuable in your wardrobe than the things that, well, look valuable. Which isn’t to say they necessarily have to be crazy expensive! They just have to make you feel expensive
Personal style quirks aside, there are a handful of items that can be relied on time and time again to convey this I am rich feeling, and they are surprisingly basic! Maybe even boring! But nevertheless, adding one or two of these pieces makes whatever you’re wearing look ever so slightly more luxurious.
If you’re going to invest in anything in your wardrobe, these are the things. You’ll likely wear them forever — but like I said, you don’t have to.
Clean White Sneaker
Veja Esplar logo sneakers, $120.00
Thought I was going to say a good heel? Wrong! Sure, a classic heel is helpful for, say, a job interview or a fancy night out, but there’s something very “I don’t need to impress anyone” about a classic, clean white sneaker.
Common Projects low-top leather sneakers, $495.00
Crisp, simple white sneakers are one of the most democratic items in fashion. You can pay a lot or a little for them, but they just always look good.
Mansur Gavriel black small tote, $525.00
It’s tempting to buy nothing but statementy It bags, but for the sake of this journey, resist. A sleek, minimalist tote does the trick in any situation. It always looks elegant and understated, rather than trendy and tryM
Stone & Strand tiny diamond studs, $190.00
There are few things more classic or dreamy than diamond studs. They literally go with everything, and always look nice and they come at every size and price point.
Aritzia cashmere sweater, $168.00
I recommend one in a neutral like gray or navy, and when it inevitably starts to pill (no matter how much I spend on cashmere, it always pills) this thing will make it look like new again.
If you’re going to invest in anything in your wardrobe, these are the things. You’ll likely wear them forever, I know I will.
By Samantha hunter