12/09/2016 8:00 PM AEST

10 Pieces Of Clothing You Should Never Throw Away

What goes around comes around, people.


As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Style will focus the month of September on simple ways to educate yourself on becoming a better consumer.

Here at HuffPost Style, we are believers in wearing clothes that make you feel good, regardless of whether or not they happen to be “in” at the moment. Still, whether it’s crop tops, statement necklaces or cargo pants, we are all guilty of succumbing to a trend now and again. 

Here’s the thing, thought ― even if you’re someone who does follow trends, history has proven that it’s only a matter of time before those fads come back in style. What’s old is constantly new again. Taylor Swift proved that notion to be true this summer with a parade of crushed velvet, chokers and grungy T-shirts that screamed ‘90s so loud it brought the “Full House” down. 

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Having said that, we’re here to make the case to you to stop and think carefully the next time you clean out your closet. Are there some things that, if taken care of properly, can last you all the way until the next time it’s back in style? Will you perhaps someday have a grandchild who will see that fabulous leather jacket in photos and smite you for ever getting rid of it? (Just us?)

Behold, 10 closet staples that, pending condition and room in your closet, you should probably just consider keeping. It will be worth it once the “Vintage? So cute!” compliments start rolling in. Trust.   


  • A Leather (Or Faux Leather) Jacket
    A Leather (Or Faux Leather) Jacket
    Topshop Faux Leather Biker Jacket, $100
  • A Statement Blazer
    A Statement Blazer
    Asos Lavish Alice Cape Blazer, $88
  • Ripped Denim
    Ripped Denim
    Asos Curve High Rise Ridley Skinny Jeans, $49
  • A Trench Coat
    A Trench Coat
    Aritizia Babaton Oliver Trench, now $99.99 
  • A White Button-Front Shirt
    A White Button-Front Shirt
    Everlane Relaxed Silk Shirt, $88
  • Black Skinny Pants
    Black Skinny Pants
    J.Crew Martie Pant in Bi-Stretch Cotton, now $69.99
  • A Little Black Dress
    A Little Black Dress
    Eloquii Flutter Sleeve A-line Dress, now $99.90
  • An Oversized Denim Jacket
    An Oversized Denim Jacket
    Madewell Oversized Denim Jacket, $128
  • A Versatile Turtleneck
    A Versatile Turtleneck
    Club Monaco
    Club Monaco Archibelle Sweater, $159.50
  • A Two-Piece Set
    A Two-Piece Set
    Eloquii Printed Tie Hem Top, $59.50 &andPrinted Cropped Flare Pant, $79.90
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