The essentials

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“TOP 10 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS”

“WARDROBE MUST HAVES”

“MY 5 FAVOURITE THINGS TO WEAR”

“HOW TO DRESS GOOD”

We’ve all clicked on and read these articles, scrolling quickly through the top ten, top five, or even top three pieces of clothing which WE MUST HAVE in our wardrobe.

We use this as a checklist. Black tee, “yep, I have one!” Skinny black jeans, “yep, I have them too!” Gucci flip flops, “ehh…”

It seems that the further you go down the list however, the more ridiculous and expensive these items become.

You must have this specific black tee with the little red face on the front, you know the one I’m talking about. It’s a must have. Alright, but it’s also €90 for a T-shirt, what about that part?

Like I said, these lists are only suggestions. We are really being sold the brand or logo, but that’s a conversation for another day.

Simply put, we need to have staple pieces in our wardrobe which we can use at all times.

Take the plain black tee for example, it’s ideal, but you can find them in Primark. €3. Treat yo’ self and buy two!

White works too, and maybe grey. Skinny black jeans, white runners, a button-down shirt… the list is endless, but TOP TEN MUST HAVES is more eye catching. Are we really going to read something called ‘My Wardrobe’ because I know that I ain’t.

Sticking to neutral colours and classic styles will always win, as these garments can be dressed up with standout pieces bought especially for the occasion. Or they can be simply styled by themselves.

Black tee and jeans is another winner, and on its own, it’s a good look. Throw on a dark blazer. It’s still a good look. Try a leather jacket, it’s still a good look. It’s what you can do with these simple pieces that matters.

The choice is yours but the key thing to remember is that these items are already in your wardrobe. And usually, they can be purchased on the cheap because everyone wants to have them.

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This is something that I have been noticing more and more recently with my own wardrobe. A lot of my go-to and most used items are block colours, simple styles, lack heavy patterns, and are easy to wear. Of course, I have the standouts, I have the frills, but they’re all in the attic.

Essentially, what I’m saying is, own less but buy better. So, what’s in your wardrobe?

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Get the strap

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The guys over at Daniel Wellington must be very proud of themselves after this one, and it is easy to see why.

When they decided to ditch the traditional notion of ‘one watch one strap’ for one watch many straps – they were changing the game. And ever since this decision, watch companies have been struggling to keep up.

In my opinion, interchangeable watch straps are like sandwiches – THE BEST GOD DAMN SANDWICHES EVER INVENTED.

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To blog or not to blog

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Starting a blog can be a frustrating experience because it takes a lot time and effort.

Time to take out our computers, and turn them on. Time to make the perfect brew which will power us and our ideas for the next two hours. Time to find the perfect playlist for typing, and the perfect font for our words.

And effort – it takes an awful lot of effort. What should I write about? Will this be interesting? Who will read it? Should I have a picture at the start? Or at the end? Is this the right word?

And in the midst of all this panic, another question comes along – do I even care anymore?

This was me.

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Addicted to social media

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Do you ever find yourself just scrolling through Instagram, and scrolling, and scrolling… and next thing you know, you’re three years deep in your favourite youtuber’s brother’s wife’s account looking through their 2014 holiday pics.

No.

Just me… well, this is awkward.

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You are what you wear

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It is said that only two things in life are certain – death and taxes. But I think that there could be a third – death, taxes and the memory of your old school uniform.

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F*ck bloggers

Since starting this blog and pressing ‘publish’ on that very first post, I have always wondered am I a blogger? It is a question that means little to anyone but me, but what really is a blogger? The term holds so many high fluting, fiddly-idle-dee notions, but what does it actually mean? I enjoy writing about stuff. I do it all the time. I have a blog. I have an Instagram account. They’re linked. So that must mean that I’m a blogger… right?

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