8 Editors Share the One Investment Piece They Always Rewear

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There are a ton of benefits to rewearing your clothes. On a macro level, it helps to reduce waste, saving clothing items from landfills and increasing their lifespan. If you get more wear between washes, you're helping to prevent plastic pollution — clothing made from synthetic materials can release tiny plastic fibers with every wash, which then ends up in waterways that eventually drift to the ocean. It also reduces your carbon footprint, since you're using less water and energy.

On a micro level, rewearing your clothes presents a fun challenge, inviting you to develop your personal style with foundational wardrobe pieces. How many times can you style your favorite denim jacket and make it look fresh? The answers will inspire you to flex your styling skills. Headed to the beach? That denim jacket might make an effortlessly cool coverup. For a casual hang, you can create a striking denim-monochrome moment by pairing it with your favorite jeans. How about a semi-dressy picnic? Throw your jacket over a colorful midi-dress ensemble for a stylish finishing touch. The sartorial combinations are endless with versatile garments.

Creating new looks with old clothes is a test we enjoy taking here at POPSUGAR. Whether it's an outer garment or a dress, we get a kick out of rewearing our most loved pieces. We asked seven editors about the item or accessory they find themselves wearing repeatedly, and their answers are sure to inspire new sartorial ideas.

From an orange halter-neck leather mini that pairs beautifully with strappy sandals to a turtleneck perfect for any season, steal our ideas ahead.

Shelcy Joseph, Associate Editor, Fashion

"As soon as temperatures start to rise, I immediately shed my layers and bring out the most colorful version of myself. This STAUD Sicily Vegan Leather Mini Dress ($295) captures the mood perfectly. It's quite honestly one of my favorite warm-weather dresses; I've already worn it five times in the span of three weeks. Just last week, I tucked it into jeans for a semicasual dinner on a chilly day, but my go-to way to style it is with strappy sandals and a matching shoulder bag. I'd even consider transitioning it into the fall with knee-high boots and a sharp brown leather trench coat."

Mekita Rivas, Contributing Senior Editor, Fashion

"I'm such a creature of habit that I feel like I rewear the same five pieces literally all the time. My biggest challenge is, in fact, stepping outside of my sartorial comfort zone. That being said, a core piece in my daily wardrobe is a slightly oversized, perfectly worn-in Levi's Trucker Jacket ($98). I have several of their classic trucker jackets, which come in a range of washes and silhouettes. I love how over time and with each wear, it gets a little rougher around the edges and feels truly lived in. Jean jackets work pretty much year round, meaning you can throw them on as a swimsuit coverup for those chilly summer nights or layer over a cozy turtleneck once autumn rolls around. This level of versatility is truly unmatched!"

Jessica Andrews, Senior Content Director, Fashion

"I'm an adventurous dresser when it comes to heels, handbags, and dresses — but I also appreciate staples that I can use to anchor my wardrobe. This gorgeous black turtleneck gets more wear than any other item in my closet. It's just so cozy and has the perfect oversize fit, and it really goes with everything! I've worn it with mini skirts, skinny jeans, rainbow sequins, and even under a leopard dress. It's the perfect layer and always makes me feel instantly sophisticated and pulled together."

Shelton Boyd-Griffith, Contributing Editor, Fashion

Shelton Boyd-Griffith, Contributing Editor, Fashion

"I'm a uniform minimalist (and by that, I mean I basically dress like a cartoon character), so I literally rewear everything — some variation of a white shirt, a wide-legged trouser, and a comfy shoe. I'm all about comfort but with a little extra oomph — so my JW Anderson Black Chain Loafers ($675) are probably my favorite item in my closet. I literally reach for them all the time. They dress up my lazy "going to grab a cold brew" outfit (usually with joggers and a hoodie), add a little extra something to my usual monochrome palette, and, most importantly, they're just so comfy and easy. They also transition well, so you can wear them in the fall with a cute pair of socks or just slide your feet in during the spring and summer. I'm actually wearing them right now as I come back from getting my second oat-milk cold brew of the day!"

Sarah Wasilak, Senior Editor, Fashion

"My most repeated outfit item is hands down my Levi's Ribcage Straight Ankle Women's Jeans ($108). I prefer denim in a dark wash with structure, and these are my go to every time. I've had them for years and still can't find a pair of jeans as versatile. Whether it's sneakers or heels I'm after, they make my outfit feel polished every time."

Nikita Charuza, Editor, Fashion

"My most repeated item is definitely this lavender Aritzia plaid dress. I wore it all through my pregnancy, and now, I've been wearing it over and over again as the weather finally gets warmer on the East Coast. I love the stretchy material, and the print just brings a smile to my face."

Macy Cate Williams, Senior Editor, Commerce

"My most essential summer accessory is this Jiyali Handwoven Rattan Bag ($16, originally $20) — it truly goes with any summer dress, and I appreciate that it has a detachable shoulder strap in case I want to go hands free. The purse is well made and has gone with me on several trips. It fits all my essentials, including an iPhone, a cardholder, lipstick, a compact, and a mini hair brush. I have a feeling that rattan will continue to be a big summer trend, so I'll definitely continue to use this bag on the regular."

Krista Jones, Senior Editor, Commerce

Krista Jones, Senior Editor, Commerce

"One staple I'll never not have in my closet is a good blazer. This double-breasted Aritzia Margaux Blazer ($228) is one I've owned for over three years, and it hasn't aged a day. The quality is top-notch for the price point, and they now have new iterations of it. This is my dinner, work, and date-night go-to for just about every look. Throw it on over a tank and baggy jeans in the summer, or style it with trousers and a mock neck for work. It always makes me feel good."