I got this question a while back, and I thought it would make a good post! Believe it or not, I do have clothes that are over two years old. I purge often and only keep things I truly love, but the older I get and the more investment purchases I make, the more I save from one year to the next.
To clarify, I realize that it is not unusual for a woman to keep clothes for more than two years. The question was asked of me because of my job. As a fashion blogger, I have to keep things current so I can link to them.
I’m a minimalist by nature, and I tend to wear my favorites over and over, so I don’t keep a lot of clothes in my closet that I’m not wearing regularly. I’m always moving older styles out of my closet to make room for the new, so the items that are more than two years old are things I truly love.
Things I’ve Had For 2 Years Or More (and Still Wear)
Everything I’m linking here was purchased before 2020. Fortunately, I never delete an email. I use gmail, and I just archive the emails I’m finished with. I can always search and find when I purchased something, what size I bought, how much I paid, etc. It comes in very handy in my line of work!
Splendid Kate V-Neck Tee // This tee is verrrry soft and so comfortable. I wash on cold and hang to dry, and it’s still in great shape. Size up, though. It runs really small; I have the medium.
BlankNYC suede moto // I looked back at my emails, and I have had this jacket since December of 2017! Honestly, I would have guessed 2019.
R Minkoff Crossbody // This bag also goes back to 2017. It actually made my Best Buys of 2017. Admittedly, I don’t carry it a ton anymore, but I do still have it because it comes in handy at times. I would carry it more if I hadn’t invested in the taupe YSL camera bag last year. It’s a great bag.
R Minkoff Mules // Wow, 2017 was a great year! I also found these in my Best Buys of 2017. I still look forward to getting these shoes out every fall season. They’re by far my favorite loafer mules ever. They’re so comfy, I love the shape, and really everything about these is spot on. I would love for them to bring them back.
Clare V. Leopard Foldover Clutch // I loved this bag from afar for months (maybe years) and I had a dupe that was okay, but I carried it so much that I decided it was worth investing in the real deal. I ordered it on a 30% off Shopbop sale back in 2016, and it has definitely come in handy over the years. It’s the perfect pop to any going-out outfit, whether it’s dressy or casual, and it’s such nice quality.
Burberry Short Finsbridge Quilted Coat // This one also harkens back to 2016! It’s another piece that I look forward to pulling out every year. I will never forget purchasing this jacket because it by far the most I have spent on a single clothing item, but it’s such a classic, and I predicted I’d have it for 10+ years. Well, I’m 5 years in, and I don’t see it going anywhere any time soon.
Tory Burch Miller Sandals // I bought the sand patent in 2016, and I still wear them, although I reach for the light makeup more often these days. They were purchased in 2018, so both of them are well over two years old.
Vince Camuto denim jacket // This denim jacket goes back to 2016 as well. It finally was discontinued this summer, which is such a bummer. I wear it so much, and I hate that I can no longer link it.
KUT from the Kloth Helena denim jacket // And speaking of denim jackets, I guess I haven’t worn this a ton this summer, but my daughter often borrows it. Does that count? I’m honestly not sure why I haven’t worn it more; I just haven’t been reaching for it.
Marc Fisher LTD ‘Yale’ Chelsea Boot // (There’s that leather jacket again!) I purchased these in the fall of 2019, and I think I wore them more last year than I did the year I bought them. I look forward to bringing them out again this season. The shaft isn’t as high as some, but it works, and I like how they keep my skinnies looking modern.
AG Farrah Skinny Ankle Jeans // I’ve had the Farrah in several different washes over the past five years, and the only reason the ones I currently have and wear aren’t more than two year old is that I downsized during the spring of 2020. This is my current favorite pair.
Eileen Fisher dress // I don’t have a link, but this dress is two years old. I bought it during the 2019 Anni Sale, and I wear it to church at least once a month in the summertime.
Paige Mayslie Slim Cargo Pants // These were a 2019 purchase, and I still wear them on repeat pretty much 3 months out of the year. Funny, the denim jacket and Miller sandals in this picture are also tried and true wardrobe staples… and that Everlane tote is still going strong as well. My daughter uses it now, though. Oh, and I still have and wear those Maui Jim sunnies.
Veja Esplar Sneakers // I’ve had these since spring of 2019, and they’re still going strong! I haven’t worn them as much this summer, but I expect they’ll be on rotation again this fall.
Vince Textured V-Neck Sweater // One of my favorite 2019 #NSale purchases is this Vince sweater that I wear a couple times a week during the winter and spring. When I pull my sweaters out of storage in a few weeks, I’m sure I’ll find a few more that are over two years old.
The North Face Miss Metro II Water Repellent Hooded Parka // This was another 2019 #NSale purchase. It’s my main winter coat, and this will be the third year in a row I’ve worn it.
Club Monaco Senella booties // These go back to 2018, and they’re my favorite going-out bootie. Granted, they didn’t get much airtime last winter, but I’m excited to wear them again this year.
Theory Relaxed V-Neck Sweater // Ahhh… I knew there were more sweaters. This was a splurge back in 2018 and I wear it several times a week during the cold weather months.
The North Face Laney II Trench Raincoat // My favorite fall/spring raincoat was a 2018 purchase. It’s a classic that I’m sure I’ll have for many more years.
I’m sure there are more, but that’s what I came up with for now! I’m happy to answer questions about sizing or anything else, if you drop them in the comments.
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