We’re all guilty of holding on to certain items well past their prime, whether for sentimental reasons, laziness or good old-fashioned hoarding. But the reality is, ill-fitting knits and beat-up boots are the antithesis of chic. Besides, a tighter edit makes it easier to get out the door fast looking pulled together—essential when you’re in a rush (which is always). Here, five items it’s time to part with, plus smart swaps that guarantee a sophisticated wardrobe refresh.
If your go-to topper is outdated or just poorly sized, try a waist-cinching style that flatters every shape.
Update your tired knitwear with fitted neutrals for maximum versatility. A style with extra-long sleeves is our of-the-moment pick.
Sure, distressed is a look. But when overdone, it can read sloppy. A sleek straight leg is au courant for work or weekend.
Boots bear the brunt of the winter season. Go for a sleek new pair with a modern block heel that'll go with everything. Pro tip: Invest in a well-made option that will stand up to wear and tear.
Snags and holes are irredeemable signs of wear. Say sayonara and sub in a poplin top with subtle details that nod to the extreme-sleeve trend.