Buy less, invest more has been my fashion resolution since 2015, and it will continue to be my mantra this year.We are part of the generation of consumers who grew up wearing what is often referred to as “fast fashion” -on-trend and affordable versions of runway inspired pieces only worn for one season or in worst cases, a single occasion. After which, they are usually forgotten or tossed.

Now here’s the deal. We’re actually spending way more than we think we are on our wardrobe!Many of these fashion items are made with cheap materials and won’t withstand the test of time. Hence, the vicious cycle; you have to keep buying more to replace them.

With the price of an on-trend outfit from fast fashion brands, you could top up a little and go for something that you’ll covet not just for the next couple of months but for a long time to come.

Of course, we are not encouraging you to go out there and splurge on a $800 cotton T-shirt.We’re trying to drive home the point that finding a well-made piece that you can wear over and over will be of more value than dedicating your clothing budget to disposable seasonal pieces.Curb that shopping addiction and commit to investing in these nine crucial items that will serve definitely you well, now and years to come.