The key to creating a recession-proof wardrobe is to try not to think in terms of winter and summer clothes. Instead, invest in seasonless items that ensure you will get the most out of every piece you buy. Fabrics like silk, cotton and lightweight wool or cashmere can be worn virtually all year. Sleeveless or short sleeve pieces can be easily layered under little jackets and cardigans or over thin turtlenecks and long sleeve shirts when the temperature dips. Skirts and dresses can be paired with tights and boots in the winter or bare legs and sandals in the summer.
Here are some year-round pieces worth adding to your wardrobe:
Winter: layer a thin long sleeve shirt underneath, or a little cardigan or jacket on top. Tights and pumps complete the look. Summer: bare legs and sandals. Add a skinny belt to change the look.
The ultimate all-season layering piece, a fitted cotton cardi never goes out of style.
This printed skirt can be worn year round with tights or bare legs.
Layer it in the winter under jackets and sweaters, wear alone when the weather warms.
Wear year round in dark or light colors.
Wear this style on all but the coldest days of the year.
Whether worn with tights or bare legs, the peep toe pump is an all-season favorite.
This gunmetal-hued bag pairs easily with dark winter colors and bright summery colors.