Let's face it, having to constantly play catch-up with fads and fashions can sometimes not only be a daunting exercise, but a tedious and expensive one too. 

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No one wants to have to push the dress they bought only four months ago to the back of their cupboard purely because it was from a "2018 collection." 

And very few people still do chase trends these days because we've embraced individuality over capitalism. Even when it comes to phones and gadgets, the pressure is not so intense anymore (unless I'm speaking for myself here). 

So if we can keep our phones for a minimum of 18 months, we should be able to do the same with some of our favourite items. I mean, how exciting is it to find a different way to wear something you've had for two years?

Fun as it may be to go shopping every now and then, it can be fulfilling sometimes to know that you bought items with longevity and that you won't have to replenish as often as underwear. 

These are the five items that should keep you going until 2020:

Floss strap shoes

The thinner the strap, the better.

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zebra statement via @matildadjerf

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Shop your pair at MRP for R169.99

trends to keep until 2020

Logo bags

When you've spent over R10K for a bag (whether you saved for months or it was gifted to you), of course you're keeping it for years to come. This one was always a given. 

JW Anderson

trends to keep until 2020

Louis Vuitton

Top handle handbags


The best ones are usually thrifted. But who says you can't get a brand new one too?

Hexagon shape bag (with optional strap), R399 at Superbalist

trends to keep in 2019

Upsized pants

Recently lost weight? You'll be glad to know that your now loose pants won't make you look frumpy, but rather right on trend. 

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Sippin’ Ph: @lu_mxalisa

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Alternatively, joining the sisterhood of the traveling pants and buy a bigger size that will carry you throughout your weight journey. The joys of comfort fashion!

H&M would be a good place to start...

Pastels

Because a good sorbet can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Violet V-neck volume sleeve knit, R899 at Witchery

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