We all have this wardrobe staple that occupies a special place in our closets.
Whether it’s the gorgeous dress you picked up for a bargain or the pair of pumps that are both chic and comfy, it might even be the all-purpose bag you can carry from the office. at a party.
We asked the team at 9Honey to reveal their most treasured wardrobe item and their answers are fabulous.
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Lucia Hawley: Faux Crocodile Ankle Boots
It’s hard to find a favorite thing in my wardrobe, but these Jo Mercer boots have got to be up there! The boots are made from faux crocodile material and have a pointed toe – what more could you ask for?
I listed them for around $100 in 2020 and think I’ve worn them around 1000 times since then. I can wear them with pants and a top for a put together work look or pair them with a sundress to make the look a bit more edgy – I love how versatile they are.
Georgia Weir: Mango “power” jumpsuit
This is my favorite skirt and blazer that I bought from Mango. It cost me way too much money at the time of purchase (poor college student) but it was a birthday present that I bought myself after a nasty breakup. I call it my “power suit” because it makes me feel like Leslie Knope or Hilary Clinton.
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Maddison Leach: pink metallic bag
This bag is my favorite piece in my wardrobe! I don’t use it as much as I would like as it can be a little hard to fit into the work/casual wardrobe – it’s a hot pink metallic mini bag after all – but it’s so much fun and unique.
It’s definitely sparking joy and fueling the whole “dopamine dressing” trend. A friend gave it to me so it also has sentimental value.
Carina Rossi: fuchsia top
I know this NBD top might seem like an obnoxious item – it’s loud, puffy and lots of fuchsia – but I bought it on one of my late night shopping spirals on Revolve, after being laid off and at the middle of a mini career/life crisis.
I didn’t need it and probably couldn’t afford it, but I wanted it. I’ve had it for years now and every time I look at it flamboyantly hanging in my closet, it reminds me of those few sleepless months where I worried (unnecessarily) that things weren’t going to get better. But they did.
Jane De Graaff: Faux Fur Jacket
My favorite piece in the wardrobe is this faux fur jacket in rainbow colors. I bought this three years ago and although I hate the cold I get really excited when I can get this baby out.
I was on the highway for work and found it at a pop-up clothing store in Melbourne. The day I fell in love with it, I was in a hurry and ran to ask the price when I saw it in the window. It was nearly $300…I didn’t buy it, couldn’t justify it. I thought about it all night though. Something about the colors and its texture made my heart sing and I hadn’t bought anything so extravagant in years and years.
The next day, on the way to the airport, I stopped in just to “try it out”. It was the last in the store and once I got it I really didn’t want to take it off and asked again how much it was…turns out it was the last day from the pop-up and everything was $50.
Needless to say, I felt like it was meant to be and it’s been my favorite jacket ever since. Any excuse to wear it – any excuse – and it’s out.
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Bronte Gossling: platform boots
They were expensive but worth it. I wear high boots all the time, especially in the winter, and needed a new pair – my old black leather ones were just that, old, but they weren’t worn or anything, so I didn’t have the justification to spend almost $300 on a new pair.
But these boots have a platform and a bit of personality in the form of the silver ring and ankle strap, and I felt they were the perfect boot for me. I could wear them to work and go out at night, and although the heel is high it has a platform so the slope isn’t, which means I can walk easily and comfortably.
I wear them as often as possible, without seeming to repeat my outfits.
Karina Recchi: Floral Dress
I had no idea I had endometriosis when I bought this dress – I just thought I was going through a shitty phase and was bloating a lot, and I really wasn’t in love with what I looked like. (We’ve all been there.)
But when I found this slinky little thing at David Jones a few days before my friends wedding, it did everything I wanted. It was so comfortable, I loved the bell sleeves. And I felt confident for the first time in a very long time.
I was going to meet my boyfriend at this wedding – a groomsman’s fuck. So it turns out that the dress was also lucky. And I still wear it today: dressed up with sandals and a messy bun on boozy picnics or with white sneakers and a soft wave for sweet dinner parties. Transformative (but only really in summer)!
Serena Seyfort: Black Faux Leather Blazer
My favorite piece of clothing is my black faux leather blazer. I looked for one for a while before seeing this one hanging in a little clothing store that I had never bothered to walk into before.
It was only $60 and it’s a basic item. It’s so comfortable and has big deep pockets which means I technically don’t even have to take a bag out with me!
I think it’s cute and goes with everything. I would have paid so much more. It is also very easy to clean – any marks simply wipe off. This is now my favorite jacket for a night out.
Sarah Swain: Floral Set
My favorite current outfit is this pleated set from Decjuba. It always gets compliments and is so comfortable it feels like wearing pajamas.
I always used to dress up a lot in my youth, but now I have fully embraced dressing up. I wear it with brogues for work, and sneakers or slides when I’m not going far. It is also ideal for travel. I bought it slightly oversized.
Aine Ryan: Fringed Denim Jacket
I have a fringed denim jacket that I bought in New York when I was 25. Five years later, I still wear it all the time. I think it cost me around $100, which worked out pretty well for me based on cost per wear. Here’s a selfie I took the week I bought it. I took the jacket back to Sydney but left the fringe behind.
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