This trick means you shop less, but shop smarter, filling your wardrobe with pieces that go with almost anything. Instead of buying expensive trend items that, in reality, you will only wear a handful of times, you’ll end up looking that little bit harder to ensure what ends up in your shopping cart is something you’ll get maximum wear out of.
Once perfected, this shopping rule will result in you having a closet filled with high-quality items that can be worn multiple ways, allowing you to dress pieces up (to a wedding) and down (to work or a casual brunch on the weekend). The same goes for women who swear by having a capsule wardrobe – the term coined for those who own a few essential and timeless items, such as skirts, pants and a good pair of boots, which can be supplemented with a couple of seasonal pieces.
As we move into the colder season, one of the most important purchases you can make is a good pair of boots that will fit into a capsule wardrobe and get you maximum cost per wear. This year, our pick for style, comfort and quality is ECCO’s Shape Sculpted Motion boots, which come in both a timeless black and on-trend white colourway.
With the perfect shaped toe and height, you’ll be able to wear the shoes to work every day, before dressing them up with a dress or down with jeans on the weekend. Not only are they stylish, they’re also made with high-quality leather and a technology called FLUIDFORMTM, meaning they’re lightweight, flexible and ultra-comfortable.
Plus, if you wear them to work one day per week and on the weekend, you’re basically making money (just don’t quote that logic to your accountant.)