We’ve all seen those lists of classics everyone should have in their closet. For example, those Pinterest images of the perfect wardrobe almost always include a black leather jacket and a tan trench coat.
While I enjoy my classic basics, they may not look like any of the things on those lists. My trench coat is navy blue and ends at mid-thigh. My (faux leather) moto jacket is blush pink, and all of my tees have long or three-quarter length sleeves. My ballet “flats” have a two-inch heel with pointed toes, and my little black dress is a navy blue midi-length tank dress.
There is no “Must Have List” that works for everyone since we have different coloring, lifestyles, and shapes. Discovering which elements serve us best can be budget, if not life-altering. We feel a lot more confident when we know we look our best, and it’s smart not to keep wasting money on things that aren’t right for us.