#BestYearEver: Make a Style Statement

How to edit your wardrobe down to the pieces you love

There’s a reason why French women and fashion experts always look so good, and it doesn’t boil down to a magic elixir or access to exclusive designer clothing (although these things help). There’s an unspoken agreement among people with great style that buying fewer pieces and investing in quality make a world of difference. So if you’re trying to downsize your wardrobe and fill it with clothes and accessories that you’ll actually wear and take care of, look for a few statement pieces that speak to you, instead of buying cheap thrills every month. Spending more up front may seem daunting, but just think of how many times you’ll wear that special item. Something that you will love for years to come pays for much more than what you initially forked over.

Pair your statement pieces with great basics, like Caroline de Maigret, for an eye-catching, effortless look.

One of our favorite stores for lustworthy luxury clothing is Italy-based e-shop Luisa Via Roma. They stock the best of the best, from Stella McCartney and Saint Laurent to Etro and Alexander McQueen. Below, find 10 items that will give your wardrobe the long-term lift that it needs.

Laminated Suede Coat

Floral Printed Cotton Voile Top

Flower Necklace With Swarovski

Double Titan Abalone Earrings

30mm Hands Leather Monk Strap Shoes

105mm Patent Leather Pumps

Pandora Box Textured Leather Bag

Cloud Shaped Plated Brass Clutch

Eclipse Metallic Rose Gold Watch

Cat Eye Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses

But wait, there’s more! Shop Luisa Via Roma’s entire store here.