Don’t you just hate it when you have a full closet of clothes, but nothing to wear? Because of the short-living trends and never ending sales in the mass market stores, we are tricked into buying items of poor quality that usually do not go well together and cannot be worn for more than a year. In this case, what you lack are some essential, even boring at the first sight clothes and accessories that will make up the foundation of your capsule wardrobe. These items will make you look well styled even though you wear just a combination of basic pieces. Here is a list of three essentials that are worth the investment and how to choose them to last for years:
A good pair of jeans
Regardless of age, occupation, or gender, at least one good pair of jeans is a must-have for everybody. The most important things to pay attention to while looking for jeans are the fabric and the fit. Keep in mind that you will probably wear them multiple times a week, which means that your jeans have to be of a classic, straight, vintage-inspired fit that would go well with everything, would make you look taller and slimmer, and would look appropriate for most of the casual and business casual events that you will attend. If you want a timeless piece, your jeans should be high-waisted, of a neutral blue hue that will complement the majority of your clothes, should not be too long or too short, should fit you perfectly, and feel comfortable on you even without a belt. When talking about the fabric, denim is obviously the best choice, since it is stiff, durable, it is going to last longer than the synthetic alternatives and it gives you a more structured and expensive look. Choose a pair of jeans that is made of 100% or 95% cotton, so they won’t stretch too much and won’t lose their fit. A good, high-quality pair of jeans is expensive, but it is worth every cent because it is sustainable and will last you forever. Some firms even guarantee you free repairs for life! However, if you are not ready yet to spend a couple hundred dollars on jeans but you are looking for a pair, instead of buying a pair from the mass-markets we would rather recommend you to go thrift shopping. There are some amazing pieces that you can find in your local second-hand stores or on the sited that sell vintage clothing: some of them look like new, while others have that special, old-fashioned charm.
A high-quality sweater
Just like the jeans, a high-quality sweater is a unisex essential in every wardrobe. It can be a heavy knitted, cozy sweater that will give you great protection from the cold winter weather, or a lightweight one that would be perfect for autumn days or for layering. Choose some basic colors- you can never go wrong with white, black, or beige. Pay attention to the stitches and the fabric. Wool and cashmere are probably ones of the most commonly used for knitted sweaters. An interesting option that you should consider is the Aran sweater. Less basic, but just as comfortable and elegant, these Irish garments are sure to add some spice to your wardrobe. Made with 100% Merino wool, they are soft, breathable, and will serve you a lifetime. Wear such a sweater on Christmas Eve or pair it with a white shirt for an office look that will keep you warm and make you look stylish. If you are looking for Irish sweaters, go to online stores to find one that will add a good bit of personality to your outfit.
Classic black boots
Classic black boots make your legs look longer and add a pinch of elegance to every outfit. Perfect for both sunny and rainy days, these shoes are the ultimate combo between comfort and style. Whether you prefer them flat or with a heel, they will always be and even after a long day, your feet won’t be sore. Go with a timeless, versatile pair of Chelsea boots or get some Dr. Martens if you want to make a statement. Leather boots are clearly the best option if you are looking for shoes that will never go out of style and will serve you for years, if taken care of. However, if you are in search of some vegan, cruelty-free, or simply more affordable shoes, vegan leather, synthetic materials, and even some mind-blowing innovations like „leather” made of pineapple, fish scales, or mushroom is always a way to go.