As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, key investment pieces serve as a smart foundation for any wardrobe. With superior fabrics and construction, high-quality pieces will save you money in the long run and always have you looking polished. We’ve curated a few top tips and tricks to ensure that you get the most out of these items and they stay flawless for years to come.
We will get into how best to care for your clothes, but for a head start, invest in pieces that are durable and easy to care for. Dry cleaning bills can really add up, and though a few dry clean only pieces are surely essential, stock up on fabrics that you can care for easily at home. Not only will it save you trips and time at the cleaners, but it will also save you a ton of money down the road. For pieces that still look luxe, opt for fabrics like Merino wool, which is not only super soft and durable but is also machine washable and super low-maintenance. A gentle machine wash and quick line dry will ensure that your Merino wool keeps its original elasticity and color for years to come.
Skip the Dryer
Dryers will break down the fibers of fabrics, not only causing garments to shrink, but also aging them very quickly. For a quick fix, simply air-dry your favorite pieces once they’ve run through the wash. We recommend purchasing some wooden hangers. Not only will they prevent annoying clothes slippage, they won’t bend like plastic or wire hangers, which keeps your garment structure intact. As an added bonus, you won’t have to worry about as many pesky wrinkles.
Store Your Items Properly
When properly stored, quality garments can last decades. However, ensuring proper conditions to store your items is imperative for their long-term durability. For optimal storage, ensure protection from harmful UV rays and always make sure that your closet is dry and moisture-free. For an easy solution to keep your closet fresh with a dehumidifier or a cost-effective product, such as DampRid, that will pull moisture from the air.
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