The Double-Up Rule Fashion People Swear By

There are certain style decrees fashion people rely on to ensure they always look their best. The Clique Theory, anyone? Well, another that I swear by (hey, guys!) is the “Double-Up Rule.”

When you think about your wardrobe, there are undoubtedly a few certain items you cherish above others—perhaps it’s that perfect pair of black ankle boots and the one blazer that fits you flawlessly. So think about it: If you love something so much, you’ll probably be super bummed once that piece eventually wears out.

That’s where the doubling-up idea comes into play. Adore something? Buy two of that item to keep as backup so you’re always armed with your go-to pieces. As I’ve experienced, it’s the simplest way to always love your closet and therefore feel confident in the way you look, knowing you can always reach for your must-haves. (FYI, I tend to double up on my favorite white Stan Smiths and Kenneth Cole shoes so there’s always backup once a pair is beaten into the ground.)

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m 100% on board with the idea of minimizing your closet and only stocking pieces you love in general, but if you really really love something, I personally think it’s totally acceptable to add a few extra items into your offering.

Keep scrolling to learn more about this rule—and shop must-haves totally worthy of doubling up on. Note: The items below highlight the type of picks that could work for doubling up, and there are similar finds out there no matter your budget.

What style rule do you swear by? Let us know in the comments below.

Opening Image: Sandra Semburg