Seven Clothes I’ve Worn 8 Million Times: A Fashion Love Story

Reinventing Everyday Looks Transforming My Most Worn Clothes into Fashionable Staples

Worn 8 Million Times Everyday Clothes

Trench Coat

Have you ever had those clothes in your closet that you’ve worn so many times that the cost-per-wear is lower than a penny? The ones that are like your fashion soulmates, always there for you in any situation? Well, I have seven pieces just like that, and boy, are they the Romeo and Juliet of my wardrobe.

Let’s start with the star of the season: the trench coat. It’s like the superhero cloak of fashion, ready to swoop in and save any outfit. And my favorite version is the Sézane trench. This bad boy has been with me for years, and it’s still going strong. Made of 100% cotton, it’s the perfectly versatile piece that can go from fisherman sweaters to party dresses to even dropping off the kids at school in your pajamas. Yes, you heard me right, pajamas. Who said fashion and comfort can’t coexist?

Black V-neck Sweater

Ah, the black V-neck sweater. It’s been my go-to for years, and it remains a constant in my winter fashion arsenal. The cashmere is so soft, it’s like a cloud hugging your body. The relaxed fit and just-right length make it the perfect companion for chilly days. Add a swipe of red lipstick and a pair of jeans, and you’re practically the star of your own rom-com.

Red Jumper

Now, let’s talk about the red jumper from babaà, a Spanish knitwear brand. These sweaters are like little pieces of art, and wearing them feels like passing on a fashion legacy to the next generation. I can already envision a future niece or grandchild rocking this cozy goodness. Plus, in the midst of winter’s dreary landscape, a pop of red is like a burst of sunshine on a cloudy day. Trust me, it’ll boost your mood faster than you can say “sangria.”

Ruffle Button-Down Shirt

Who said button-downs had to be all work and no play? Not me! I firmly believe that button-downs can be as sexy as a steamy scene in a romantic movie. Take, for example, Alex Mill’s ruffle number. The lightweight, crisp paper poplin fabric feels heavenly against the skin, and those ruffles give a playful nod to the iconic puffy shirt worn by none other than Jerry Seinfeld. It’s like bringing a dash of humor to your outfit, making everyone wonder who this fashion comedian is.

Baggy Black Jeans

Let’s take a trip to Copenhagen, where cool women roam the streets in baggy black jeans. Inspired by their effortless style, I decided to give them a try, and boy, am I glad I did. These Madewell jeans drape like a dream, and the deep black wash adds a touch of cool to any outfit. Whether you’re strutting through the city or sipping a latte at a cozy cafe, these jeans will have everyone asking, “Where did you get those?”

The Shapeshifting Black Dress

Every fashionista needs a little black dress in her arsenal, and I found the ultimate chameleon dress. It can shapeshift into any mood you desire. Need to be formal for a meeting? Just throw it on with some killer heels. Feeling relaxed for a dinner date? Pair it with some cute flats and a messy bun. It’s the dress that can adapt to any situation, always leaving you feeling flirty and fabulous. And those tortoise buttons? They’re like the cherry on top of the fashion sundae.

Gingham Tote, the Trusty Gary Walsh

Last but not least, let’s not forget about trusty ol’ Gary Walsh, the gingham tote. This guy’s been by my side through thick and thin, carrying all my essentials during errands and kid jaunts. But he’s not just a practical sidekick. No, no, no. He’s a versatile hero that transforms into the perfect beach bag or picnic companion when the occasion calls for it. And with 20 colors and patterns to choose from, there’s a Gary Walsh for every fashion lover out there.

So, my fashion-forward friends, now that I’ve spilled the beans on my fashion love story, it’s your turn. What are your go-to fashion pieces these days? I want to hear all about your style adventures and wardrobe romances.

P.S. Need some sneaker inspiration? Check out these kicks that make walking a runway experience.

This article was originally published on Cup of Jo.