by Haley Cullingham
Every fashionable girl (even the fashionably questionable like Peaches Geldof) knows that the perfect wardrobe consists of several timeless, classic pieces, and a season’s worth of sexy splurges to keep it exciting. At Fashion Week, even the most stylishly selected wardrobe is subject to scrutiny-and those pieces that make you feel perennially confident are more important than ever. It’s times like this that you’ll be glad you listened to your mother (or nana, or crazy aunt Lucille with the plastic-covered couch cushions). The true test of a fashionista isn’t the number of drink ticket stubs in her clutch, or high-end receipts in her wallet: it’s how she treats her clothes. Allow us to present a timeless outift perfect for romping around the Fashion Week tents, complete with the ultimate stylish accessory: something to ensure your statement pieces TIDE you over ’til next year.
1. Wilfred Silk Tee Dress (Available at Aritzia)
It’s pieces like this that you buy once and wear a thousand times-endlessly accessorizable. With the right care, this dress will last longer than an archived blog post.
2. French Connection Panel Belt
3. Vintage Lady’s Blazer in Brown Tweed by Urban Renewal (at Urban Outiftters)
4. Jeffrey Campbell Booties (Available at Chasse Gardee)
5. Tide Total Care
Let me lay some science on you: Tide Total Care has silicone in it, to keep fabrics from aging, ensuring that those classic pieces you can’t imagine living without stay up to par, ready to pass muster under the most judgemental of fashion editrix gazes. Using the right detergent seperates the ladies with garbage bags full of discards mustering in the basement from the ones whose grandchildren will be squealing with excitement at the sight of their walk-in closet.