Hello, dream wardrobe. I’ve made the executive decision that 2023 is going to be the year that I stop making impulsive purchases and actually save up for the worthwhile wardrobe investments that will outlast trends and outsmart seasons. It’s definitely easier said than done, but this year I’m setting out to make my closet stronger and much longer lasting.
Maybe it’s the heady optimism of the new year still at play or maybe this resolution is a sign that I’m becoming a more responsible shopper (here’s hoping), but regardless, I’m starting to feel sick of constantly having to purge my closet just to stay up-to-date for the season. I’m more interested than ever before in building a wardrobe that’s timeless, trend-agnostic, and most importantly, one that feels like me.
I know I’m not the only one feeling this way, either. We’re reaching a point in fashion where many of us are experiencing trend fatigue and while I personally don’t foresee trends ever ceasing to exist, I think the answer to this exhaustion is twofold. First, narrowing in on a personal style that isn’t so easily swayed by fleeting trends and secondly, being a pickier shopper. A much pickier shopper.
With this “fewer but better” mindset, here are 29 of the best investment buys of 2023 so far. They’re cool, they’re classic, and they’re made to last.