How to Update Your Wardrobe for the New Year
Hit reset with 10 elevated essentials—currently at 20% off.
It’s the start of a new year, and like clockwork, we suddenly have the itch to breathe new life into our wardrobes. It’s out with the tattered tees and too-tight pants of yesteryear, in with fresh pieces that level up our look and suit our current bodies.
Not sure where to begin? Tackle the basics. Your wardrobe is only as good as the versatile styles you rely on day in and day out, so invest your time and money there first. To help you kick things off, we’ve curated a special selection of rarely discounted, elevated essentials, available at 20% off with code 2024REFRESH (until 1/9/24). Scroll to see 10 of our favorites.
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How to Update Your Wardrobe
Tip #1: Purge Unwanted Pieces
Getting rid of old M.M. pieces? No hard feelings. In fact, if they’re still in wearable condition, we encourage you to sell them on our resale site, Second Act, where you can redeem your earnings as cash or store credit. You can also send any non-M.M. items to our partners at thredUP, who sell consignment-worthy items and donate or recycle the rest.
Tip #2: Identify Which Ones You Want to Replace
- If you wore a piece to death, that’s an automatic sign it’s worth replacing with a similar style. Bidding adieu to your classic white tee? Pick up a new one, made from high-quality pima cotton—ensuring its longevity for years to come.
- If you no longer like an item (or simply never wore it), your answer is easy: Don’t replace it!
- If you still like an item but there’s some aspect that’s just a little bit off (e.g. it’s dry-clean-only), swap it for an improved version (e.g. a similar style that’s machine-washable).
Tip #3: Prioritize the Essentials
Again, if you end up craving a major wardrobe overhaul, go easy on your wallet by refreshing your basics first—and taking 20% off these pieces with code 2024REFRESH.
10 Best-Selling Essentials
Few clothing items get more wear than a white tee—especially one made from our 365Knit. This best-selling knit has a substantial handfeel, which gives the Choe top more formality and structure than a traditional T-shirt. In other words, you can wear it any day of the week.
Everyone needs a pair of dressy jeans, and we think you should give the Hockley jeans a chance. They have the structured look of classic denim, but as the fabric name suggests, they’re better—thanks to Turkish two-way stretch cotton. They also feature adjustable hems, so there’s no need to get them tailored if you find them a tad too long.
Perhaps you work in a corporate office, or maybe you just have timelessly chic personal style. In either case, a button-down is an absolute capsule wardrobe staple. The Lagarde is our improvement upon this classic, featuring non-starchy fabric that’s machine-washable, wrinkle-resistant, and odor-resistant—plus an extra button at the bustline to prevent gaping.
We all have that one pair of athleisure-inspired work pants for those days when we just can’t be bothered to wear proper trousers. You’ll find that most options out there are less than chic, but the Colby pants will surprise you. Made from our wrinkle-resistant OrigamiTech fabric, they’re sleek and put-together while featuring a discreet elastic waistband.
Getting a new top is one of the most cost-efficient ways to make your wardrobe feel fresh. The Nejvi, our #1 best-selling top, is a no-brainer, thanks to its drapey silhouette and wrinkle-resistant, machine-washable fabric. Even better? It can be worn tucked or untucked—so it’s basically two tops for the price of one.
Looking for something more seasonally specific? Check out our story on how to refresh your winter wardrobe on a budget.