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  • Writer's pictureOanh Kim

How to Pick a Timeless Wardrobe

Looking at my wardrobe, you'll see I love timeless and versatile pieces. Not only do they always look great, but I also enjoy finding ways to repurpose them into accessories or give old items a new life.

It can be tempting to follow the latest trends and indulge in fast fashion, but choosing classic pieces that can be worn in different ways for years to come is a great way to reduce waste. These items can be dressed up or down, mixed and matched, and worn across seasons. So you'll always have something to wear without constantly buying new clothes.

Some timeless and versatile pieces include a classic white shirt, a tailored blazer, a little black dress, and a pair of high-quality jeans. These staples always stay in style and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Another great option is to invest in neutral-colored pieces that can be paired with a variety of colors and patterns.

When I purchase, I always consider the quality of the clothes. My cheap purchases most often last for a short period, whereas my high-quality pieces has lasted for years. Therefore, investing in quality items reduces waste and also saves money in the long run.

I also love shopping secondhand. I always look for thrift stores when I am travelling (Japan has some of the best secondhand shops in my opinion). My other go to are consignment shops and online marketplaces, they offer a wide selection of gently used clothing that can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of new items. Some of my favourite finds and most unique pieces from secondhand shops.

Lastly, taking good care of the pieces we own is essential. I still have clothes from my twenties! Serious. I have four younger sisters and I always had intentions of passing my clothes to them or my kids. I take care of them by properly washing, storing, and repairing.

When you are out shopping for your next wardrobe item, opt for timeless and versatile pieces to streamline our wardrobes, leading to more effortless and sustainable fashion choices. Also prioritise durable and ethically-made items, shop secondhand, and try to keep them well-maintained. Let's choose quality over quantity and strive for a more sustainable fashion industry.

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