Confession: A corner of my closet is reserved for those pieces I would love to wear, in theory, but rarely do because they require so much effort to care for. We all have those items: the constantly wrinkly shirt, extra-delicate blouse, white suede boots that scuff the second you leave the house, and sweaters prone to pilling. If you're lazy like me, these persnickety pieces rarely see the light of day. But it doesn't have to be this way, folks!
Below, I've rounded up four categories of luxurious items that are actually supremely easy to care for. For instance, if you've always pined for a beautiful silk blouse but can't be bothered with the dry-cleaning bills, brands like Madewell, Everlane, Lunya, and Cos have perfect silk options that are machine washable—yes, really. Scroll down to shop the four items you need if you like low-maintenance luxury.
1. Washable Silk
Raise your hand if you've ever avoided buying silk items because you thought they'd be a hassle to care for. Well, you might want to reconsider that notion, as all of these beautiful silk pieces below are machine washable.
2. Waterproof Boots
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We'll forgive you if you succumbed to the temptation to buy those white suede boots, but you at least have to admit that they're probably not going to last until next winter. If you're looking to invest in durable boots, look for ones that are waterproof so you can stomp your way through rain and snow without worrying that you're wrecking your shoes.
3. Wrinkle-Resistant Fabrics
Have I let pieces sit in my closet for months because I'm too lazy to iron them? Yes, yes I have. If you're just as iron-averse as I am, these items below are specifically designed to be wrinkle-resistant, so you can spend your precious time wearing your clothes instead of ironing them.
4. No-Pill Sweaters
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I personally own the Everlane sweater below and can attest to the fact that I've washed it multiple times and it has never pilled. The secret is the cotton material, which is just as comfortable but less prone to pilling compared to traditional knit sweaters.