We’ve all been there. Those moments when nothing seems to work and we just don’t feel good in our own skin. Instead of going straight for the sweatpants, you might try another technique: stock your closet with staples you know make you look and feel good.
Especially if you have a big presentation coming up at work or a date you want to wear your favorite go-to outfit for, the perfect piece can make you feel prepared and confident. Without further ado, below are some must-have items worth spending a little extra to keep on hand for big occasions or those days when you need a confidence boost.
1. A Well-Fitting Pair of Jeans. Is it too Valley girl of us to say that a pair of good jeans is, like, literally the best thing ever? Because it’s true. Jeans that fit like a glove, don’t stretch out, and stay true to their shape day after day are like a best friend you can cozy up with under a blanket to watch a good show on Netflix. It simply doesn’t get much better than that.
2. Comfortable, Sleek Shoes. Whether they are slip-ons or a pair of heels that don’t hurt your feet, we believe it was Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City who preached the power of good shoes. We personally love the collection of Arno Cooperative Italian leather shoes that serve both as a closet staple and a total head-turner. Plus, they have a style for every occasion, from mules to heels to booties and more.
3. The Perfect Dress. Guess what? The perfect dress doesn’t have to be your normal little black dress. It could be a maxi dress or a shift dress or even a flowy piece that makes you feel like a Greek goddess. And while we all know the power of a great dress, the feeling of a compliment given to us while we were wearing it stays with us long after we’ve taken it off. And chances are, you’ll remember that compliment next time you slip into it, giving you good feels time and time again.
4. An Amazing Knit Sweater. We saved the best for last. We personally believe nothing is better than the cooler seasons where you can throw on the perfect cozy, knit sweater and every time you wear it feels like Christmas morning. Pair this with jeans, leggings, or even a skirt and you’ll feel like you’re snuggled up under a warm security blanket all day.
If you’ve already slipped one of these fashion staples on for an important event, you know the power a favorite piece can bring you. Next time you’re having a bad day and would rather slip into a pair of cozy sweats, try starting your day with one of these instead. And let us know how confident and ready you are to take on the day in the comments below! What’s your favorite go-to outfit for a rainy day?