Fashion repeats, or trends that are here to stay, are items you get the most wear out of throughout the entire year. As we all know, the weather changes from hot to cold, so of course you need the basics like long pants and warm sweaters; but you’ll also want to get the most out of things you can wear year-round without looking out-of-season.
This being the case, it’s a great idea to pin down fashion pieces that keep popping up year-after-year. Also, if you have the essentials for each season, plus the essentials for year-round wear, you’ll be less likely to buy frivolously throughout the year because you already have a foundation for fashion success.
Luckily, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars each year to try and keep up with the latest trends, and you don’t need to know much about fashion to begin looking like you were born to walk the runway. That said, here are just a few fashion essentials you can incorporate into your wardrobe.
You’ll be able to wear these boots year-round in some parts of the world, but most commonly, you will see them in spring and fall when the weather isn’t too hot or too cold. The great thing about knee-high boots is that they can be worn with nearly everything, and are diverse enough to suit every style. Tuck your jeans into knee highs for a fitted look, wear boots with a pair of patterned tights and a skirt, or wear tall knee-high socks and a mini skirt. There are plenty of colors and styles to choose from with a variety of prices as well. One pair of knee-high boots can last for years, and they’re guaranteed to be a fashion repeat for many more years to come.
Durable Leather Handbag
These fashion accessories are timeless, and can be used year-round to carry the daily essentials. Leather handbags can cost up to, and over $1,000; however, there are alternatives that cost well below the price of $1,000. Quality leather handbags can be purchased for $30-$60 at a lot of big name department stores around the globe. In regards to the style, choose a neutral color like black so that you can carry it while wearing different colors and styles of clothing.
Silver and Gold
Women’s tastes in jewelry are different, but the basic accessories will always be the same. For many outfits, the jewelry is what ties the look together to make you look more polished and finished. The two basic pieces of jewelry you should have are a nice pair of earrings and a watch. Watches can be expensive, but you don’t have to spend a lot on a watch for it to look good; you may even purchase more than one to mix and match. Earrings are more delicate, and should be made with quality metals like silver or gold. The best earring styles are studs or medium-sized hoops, or anything simple and classic. Necklaces made of the same metals are also good to have in your jewelry collection. These can be worn daily, and for special occasions like weddings and birthdays.
A must-have fashion staple that is easy to find, and even easier to pair with jeans, blazers, or dress slacks, is a simple white button-down blouse. Button-down items can be the least expensive part of your wardrobe, and can be worn for nearly any occasion that requires clothes. These classic clothing items come in different styles including quarter sleeves, long sleeves and short sleeves, which makes it easy to dress for changes in weather throughout the year.
Blazer or Fitted Jacket
The white shirt or blouse you just read about will look perfect under a tailored jacket or blazer. Blazers can be worn with sun dresses, skirts, slacks or jeans, making them easy to wear and versatile. If you can’t afford a tailored blazer or jacket, you’ll still get lasting effects from a store-bought jacket with one or two buttons. Similar to the button-down blouse, blazers and jackets come with different sleeve lengths, making them the perfect fashion must-have for year-round wear.
A nice pair of jeans can get you through spring, fall, and winter months easily, and can be worn with nearly any style of dress a woman has. A good pair of jeans will flatter your figure, won’t drag on the ground, and will be comfortable to wear all day. Jeans are never going out of style as long as you keep it simple and maintain them properly. Follow the washing directions on the inside tag of your jeans because they may require different methods of washing.
Sunglasses are a must-have fashion accessory for the entire year, and can add a splash of style to your outfit. The brand and price should make no difference as long as they flatter your face, and when you smile, they don’t touch your cheeks. The classic black sunglasses are timeless and can be worn throughout the year. On the other hand, colored frames have an expiration date on them, and will fall out of season eventually.
Coats are mostly worn in fall and winter since you require an extra layer for warmth. Trench coats are a fashion item that keeps making appearances year-after-year, and will continue to do the same in future years to come. These coats are versatile since you can wear them to special occasions, church, or for everyday wear to work or school. They come in a variety of colors, making it easy to match with your personal style.
The most important thing to remember is to only make big purchases if you can afford to. And the fashion world isn’t going anywhere, so buying quality over quantity is a more productive approach. Having a few staple pieces in your wardrobe that get a lot of wear is better than having a million things you’ll only wear three or four times a year. Not everyone can afford to have a closet like a celebrity, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress like one. Mix and math your items to create different looks, and optimize your closet’s potential.