As much as I love to shop, there’s nothing more satisfying than knowing I’ve maximized all the pieces in my wardrobe. That’s why I love looking back at the past year – or even past few months to see which items I tend to keep in rotation. It’s always a good indicator of where I should continue to save or splurge in my wardrobe. I started off the first part of year living in loungewear, so the bulk of my wardrobe hardly got much usage. Luckily, I was able to get out of that funk pretty quickly and turned to seasonal favorites that made me feel great. I’ve since acquired a few new designer pieces and summer must-haves that I’ve worn repeatedly and wanted to share what those pieces were today. Keep scrolling to see the key items that I’ve worn most so far in 2020.
I still get questions about whether or not the Bottega Veneta Pouch is a timeless investment. Seeing how much I’ve worn mine since I purchased it a year ago, I think it’s safe to say that this bag is a classic in my book. The minimalist design makes any outfit feel so luxe and I don’t see myself retiring it in the future. (See my full review here.)
The Balmain blazer is another staple piece that continues to get the most usage throughout the year. I just love how it pulls any outfit together – even if you’re just wearing jeans and a t-shirt. It’s truly one of the best investments you can make – and no one would ever mind that you wear it so often!
Free People Denim Jacket (wearing an XS)
This cropped denim jacket was one of my favorite 2020 purchases. It’s such a great transitional piece because it’s not too heavy and can be worn with a variety of casual looks. I also love how the slouchy fit makes my outfits feel that much more effortless.
Abercrombie White Denim (wearing a 24S)
You guys have seen me wear these jeans non-stop for the past few months now. They’re currently marked down for under $50, so definitely grab them while you can. The short inseam is perfect and flattering on petite frames – and the distressing is ideal for everyday wear.
Levi’s Denim Shorts (wearing a 24)
Although denim cutoffs weren’t super trendy this summer, they’re always a must-have to me. I can’t live without my classic Levi’s shorts – and wore them all throughout the quarantine. They’re so easy to dress up or down for any occasion!
I’d been eyeing these wedges for the past year before I finally caved into them – and I’m so glad that I did. They’re not only comfortable but ridiculously chic – and just a great all-around shoe when you want to wear something dressier than flat sandals or sneakers.
GRLFRND Denim (wearing a 24)
It’s probably safe to say that these are my go-to jeans. I’ve had them in my wardrobe for years now and can’t stop reaching for them. They’ve held up so well and are 100% worth the price tag. I love that they look amazing when styled casually but also go really well with dressier pieces.
Paperbag shorts have played an important role in my wardrobe this year. A quick scroll through Instagram will show you that I’ve styled them in countless ways. I just find them so flattering with the high-waist cut and belt. Most of the ones I’ve purchased have sold out now, but this one looks similar and promising!
Red Chanel Bag (similar here)
My latest splurge is this red Chanel handbag, which I’ve been overly obsessed with. Although I haven’t been able to carry it to many places so far, I can see myself using it throughout my travels, date nights, brunch dates, or even to work meetings. In case you didn’t know, red is one of my favorite colors – only second to neutrals!
I already own these Alexandre Birman heels in black and wore them so I much that it made complete sense to splurge on the white ones when they went on major sale earlier this year. They’re the perfect summer shoe and look amazing with everything from dresses to shorts to denim. Don’t be surprised to see me wearing them more over the next few weeks!
Finally, my Gucci belt goes without saying. I basically can’t live without it – and it will probably remain one of my most-worn pieces for the next several years. You can read my most recent thoughts on the belt here.