Florals & Stripes

Chloé Drew Mini Bag LK Bennet Pumps“Remember this: classics never make a comeback. They wait for the perfect moment to take the spotlight from overdone, tired trends.”

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Blazer – Smythe (in white, in black|| TopBoden || Skirt – Zara || Pumps – LK Bennett (similar: 1 / 2) || Bag – Chloé ‘Mini Drew’ (budget-friendly options: 1 / 2 / 3|| Sunglasses – Valentino (similar|| Nails – Nails Inc. x Victoria, Victoria Beckham in Bamboo White || Blowout – c/o George the Salon

Photos courtesy of blogger Heidi

I’d say 90% of my closet is filled with wardrobe classics. Conservative ball park.

If you’ve followed this blog for, say, oh more than a week or so than you’ve probably caught on to that. The truth is I’m way more likely to buy one piece I’ll wear for 10+ years than a bunch of inexpensive, trendy options I’ll ditch the next year.

Quality Over Quantity or Pauca Sed Bona, as the Romans would say!

While I was paying off my student loans after college, I didn’t have much of a budget for clothing. And I found that if I bought just a few classic pieces, my wardrobe expanded ten-fold more than if I’d bought dozens of cheaper, trendier items. And they lasted longer.

The classics are classics for a reason. They give you endless opportunities to remix and wear them, year after year after year.

This Smythe blazer is a great example of a classic I’ll depend on for years. It’s one of the first pieces I ever showcased on the blog and for good reason — it’s a beautifully tailored, time-honored silhouette with a surprisingly modern cut-out in the back peplum design. It’s timeless but in a way that’s not at all boring.

What are some of your wardrobe classics? What pieces do you expect to be wearing in 10+ years?

P.s. Many thanks to talented George the Salon stylist Michelle Frost for this stunning blowout! Their services are absolutely spectacular — so luxurious without any pretension.  Be sure to check out the salon and visit Michelle, she’s ridiculously talented!

Official Sed Bona Signature
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