What's the Average Lifespan of an Item of Clothing?

Discover The Average Lifespan of Clothes and What You Keep Longest Even Though You Don’t Wear It

I’ve written posts on the fashion lifecycle – fads – trends and classics, and also the expected lifespan of different fabrics and clothing. And whilst doing research on these topics, I stumbled over research on how long people actually keep their clothes – and thought it was quite fascinating and wanted to share some salient…

What is Smart Casual and How to Get the Balance Right

So What is Smart Casual Anyway? Smart casual treads the line between more businesslike or formal wear and relaxed casual everyday attire.  It’s ideal for many relaxed business settings and social occasions with polished, yet relaxed attire. As such, nailing the perfect smart casual look requires balance. A common way to achieve a smart casual…

Do You Need Interesting Basics or Understated Staple Garments in Your Wardrobe?

Do You Need Interesting Basics or Understated Staple Garments in Your Wardrobe?

Basics are the staples and hard workers of your wardrobe.  They often provide the canvas for an outfit. Basics are the plain pieces that are the supporting acts of your wardrobe.  They are the simple, the plain, the unadorned tops and bottoms that allow you to create many outfits from fewer pieces.  They are the…