Do you know what I like the most about fashion ? Finding basic items with a little twist which can be worn throughout the seasons… and even the years ! Plaid shirt ? Been there, done that (ie 2013). Chain bag ? Been there, done that (ie 2011). White linen tee ? Been there, done that (ie 2014). Again and again.
So now, I focus on quality when I do shopping as I tend to stick to the same patterns. I just look for an extra “bonus” that makes the items personal and modern (fit, material, color – well, lack of for me thanks – etc.). That makes me think twice before splurging and even though I still make mistakes from time to time, it also means less time wasted looking for new “basics with a twist” when items’ quality remains steadily kind of brand new over the course of time.
This way, I finally built a high-end capsule wardrobe because, you know, when you focus on quality, everything seems to be crap to you so you eventually turn out to be a minimalist. At least, that’s what happened to me. But that’s another story for another day.
Saint Laurent plaid shirt
Isabel Marant linen tee
Stella McCartney Falabella bag