I recently put on a blouse i’d accidentally dunked into my pasta the night before and shamelessly rolled up the sleeve to hide the tell-tale stain. Now that is when you know you’ve made a purchase worthwhile.
If you’re anything like me, when it comes to clothes you’ve got your everyday favs. You know, those items you just reach for without even giving it a second thought. The items you wear three days in a row and don’t even give a damn that it’s kinda gross, and the items that make you not give a damn about being an outfit-repeating criminal.
What I’m getting at here is that we’re all a little bit guilty of over-loving certain pieces and neglecting a lot of the dust-collecting clothes at the back of our wardrobes. But instead of writing a post about how I’m going to try switching things up and being more adventurous, I decided to share the things I’ve never regretted purchasing (and frankly have worn to death). So, here they are.
Brogues and ankle boots are hands-down one of my biggest vices. Up until I was around 20, you’d never catch me in anything but a pair of mensy brogues – most likely from Office Shoes, who FYI do the best brogues. Although I tend to dabble in a bit of trainer-wearing these days, my love for androgynous footwear goes on, which brings me to these beauties from French Connection.
Footwear is something I don’t mind spending a little bit more on because I walk A LOT. I also have very flat feet, which means I wear down shoes very quickly (Timpsons do a great job at sole replacements), so although Primark shoes can look cute, they last me about two days. Luckily, I managed to bag these bad boys in the sale (down to £50 – amazing!) and I’ve been strolling around in them every day since.
My Miu Miu Sunglasses
No makeup days? No problem. These sunnies hide all dark circles and wine-induced eye bags. I’ll admit, these were a bit of an impromptu splurge. I’d known I’d wanted a pair of new good quality sunglasses for a while and when I saw these in the Sunglasses Hut at the airport I knew they had to come home with me – and I don’t regret it one bit. After churning out pair after pair of high-street sunglasses which still had me squinting in the sunlight despite wearing them, I decided that it was about time I invested in ones I’d love for a long time. These ones are big enough to make me feel glam yet dainty enough that they don’t look ridiculous on my little round pea head.
My Breton Knits
These breton striped knits have been the ultimate staple for me. Originally I bought the camel coloured one online from Stradivarius, then when I noticed the others were on sale for just £6-something I just had to order those too (of course). I’ve been kind of obsessed with sleeveless outerwear lately and these are the perfect top to wear underneath, and ultimately are just super easy to throw on with jeans on the days you just can’t be arsed to think about your outfit.
My Gucci Belt
I can honestly say that I never thought i’d be lucky enough to own anything Gucci. After debating with myself about whether I wanted to give into the hype these belts have had on social media recently, I decided I was sick of my cheap belts staining all of my trousers black. And honestly, I love it! I never realised how much impact a belt can have on a simple outfit, and although I was always one to wear my tops long and untucked to cover the areas I’m insecure about (ugh, thighs), I’ve finally found the confidence to wear things tucked in with a belt.
My Zara Rain Coat
Okay, whilst this isn’t my usual style, this coat has saved me from the Scottish downpours so many times. I wear this coat to work almost every day and admittedly it’s in dire need of a wash (ew to the splodges of mud up the back).
Obviously I couldn’t write a blog post about my most loved items without including my hats. My fedoras are my saviour and are something I wear all the time, particularly when a) I can’t be bothered doing my hair and b) when I’m feeling like I just want to hide from the world but look cool(?!) doing so. I have such a tiny head so finding a hat that fits me is a challenge in itself but I’ve managed to find two that I can wear without them blowing straight off the top of my head (not really. I’ve still chased them down the road on numerous occasions after a sudden gust of wind).
So these are my much-loved wardrobe favourites from 2017 so far. Obviously, there’s many more but i’d be here all day! What have you all been loving (and wearing to death)?