I know I’m not alone doing a wardrobe inventory in January. I’ve booked an entire month at Relove in March, hoping I’ll get rid of everything I haven’t worn in a while. I’m a master at getting rid of stuff, yet I never manage to achieve those airy shelves and closets.
What I know is that quality is everything! I’m tired of buying knits that look good for a couple of weeks. I’d rather pay much more for something that looks perfect for years. Especially those basic pieces that define my everyday style, saves me time and helps me stay away from big time fashion failures that makes me feel uncomfortable.
One of my favorite Finnish brands Andiata have released their Andiata basics collection that helps us build that perfect base. Actually, basics are pretty much everything a woman needs, but what we want is a different story. If you like me want to build that interesting personal style you can keep on building on that base with seasonal pieces. A classic cashmere knit or silk blouse worn with a leather skirt (or patent leather for us daredevils) or pants is a good example of that. Never boring, but subtle in a stylish and up-to-date way.
This silk blouse I’m wearing is actually a perfect example of high quality, and I’m not just saying that. I have many silk blouses quite similar to this one, but what makes this so amazing is that it doesn’t require ironing! I wash it in the washing machine and it comes out perfect. So, from now on the only blouse I need is this one.
This suite is also perfect due to its versatility. Mostly, I wear these pieces separately. I pair the jacket with light blue denim and a fun tee. It gives me a sharp everyday look and never loses its shape. Super important! However, I now know exactly what I’ll be wearing at the next event. This tuxedo is for sure my new power suit.
Check out the Basics collection here!
Pictures by Mona Salminen