If wardrobe rehab is about anything it’s about having a smaller, wardrobe filled with better quality pieces that are able to be worn over and over. The beginning of a new year is a great time to review your closet additions from the year before, understand what pieces become instant staples, and what pieces didn’t. Doing this usually helps me refine my closet (and style) decisions in the coming year.
Looking at the pieces in this outfit, shot during a little coffee break at FOLK in Byron Bay, I realised that over the course of 2014 my style has evolved, with certain closet additions becoming the backbone for most of my outfits, and in that way coming to help shape the outfits/looks I put together. Below is a quick list of my best additions in 2014, they’re killing it in the cost per wear category!
- The Tan Tote & Flats – If 2014 proved anything it was that, for me, tan is the most versatile colour for accessories (ok, after black that is). In the past I had always shied away from tan but on a whim picked up a tote and a pair of flats, and promptly found that they went with everything!
- The Man’s Watch – A sleek black leather watch became a permanent companion for my wrist after I got it in February, a step away from the chunky gold ones I had been wearing the year before. Although just a watch, its minimalism came to reflect the direction my wardrobe took as a whole. Or so I like to think!
- The Panama – Hats in general have come to dominate my closet, they seem to have the ability to perfectly dress up and outfit.
- A Crisp White Shirt – I have to admit to being a white shirt hoarder, I bought a few this year and wore them all the time – a staple you’ll never get sick of. Until you run out of bleach!
- Lace – For times when I wanted to up the ante a little or add some detail, I found myself usually reaching for the lace items in my wardrobe, a white lace playsuit, a lace skirt, or a pair of lace shorts like these ones below.
What were your best additions in 2014?
Photos of me by Mel Carrero, beach photos by me.