When a new year kicks off, my attention often shifts to my sartorial habits and how my style might evolve in the coming months. I typically start going through my closet to uncover those items I'm going to store away or donate and then map out which pieces I may want to swap in to keep my vibe feeling fresh.
Well, I recently sorted through part of my wardrobe and realized that there are a few basics, in particular, that I probably won't be wearing as much in 2022. There's certainly nothing wrong with said items, but I'm just not as into them and favor other silhouettes instead. Of course, though, I fully believe that you should wear whatever you love, despite what anyone else thinks.
That said, if you are looking for a bit of inspiration as you kick off the new year, the elevated-basics shopping list below could be of interest. Keep scrolling to check out the items I'm into as well as those I'm not loving as much. There's also a range of styling references and product recommendations.
Wearing: Quilted Jackets
Won't Wear as Much: Fitted Denim Jackets
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm still all about my looser denim jackets, but I'm not as into the fitted silhouettes at the moment. In fact, what I really love is the quilted-jacket trend for a versatile and forward choice.
Skinny jeans will always be timeless in my eyes. That said, the super-distressed styles don't make me as excited. I'm more into classic silhouettes or straight-leg blue jeans.
Wearing: Relaxed Shirts
Won't Wear as Much: Fitted Shirts
I'm so feeling the oversize button-downs that have been popular recently. I have one standout pick, but I want to add a few more into my rotation to replace some of my fitted silhouettes.
Wearing: Slouchy Sweaters
Won't Wear as Much: Standard V-Neck Sweaters
I'm storing away my standard-fitting V-neck sweaters. The more relaxed versions or even looser crew-neck sweaters and those cable-knit pieces just work better for my current style.
Wearing: Oversize Blazers
Won't Wear as Much: Shrunken Blazers
The oversize blazer still reigns supreme in my eyes as a way to bring a modern spin to any look. So in 2022, I'll be opting for my slouchier blazers rather than shrunken styles.