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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The Devil wears Primark 🙌🏻

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Can we all collectively just take a second, and thank the fashion gods for creating the wonder that is Primark?

We can? Perfect.

Then let’s get a move on.

Primark has been a staple of wardrobes around Ireland for the last three decades, if not longer. I remember being dragged through the aisles by my mother on more than one occasion as a child. “We’ll only be here for a second,” was her famous line, “just a quick look.”

Fast-forward two hours, and we’re still there, and she’s still repeating that same sentence…

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Say goodbye to old shirts, and hello to DIY Dave!

Not really, nobody calls me that…

With temperatures in Ireland sitting pretty at the 20 degree mark, the grandad shirt might be the most important summer piece to add to your collection.

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