What is Cost Per Wear? A nifty formula that *cough* helps us justify some of the more expensive purchases we make. And whilst we are all for trend led apparel, investing in staples and accessories not only elevates your closet, it just makes sense. So now the formula:

CPW = Total cost of the item / Number of days you’re (likely) to wear it

All of a sudden a black $6,000 (N2,184,000/ R 75,977.70/Ks 600,903.00) Chanel 2.55 doesn’t look so embarrassingly expensive. Know what else it does? It helps you reconsider the real value of your purchases and their longevity.  

These forever pieces ensure you are getting your money’s worth especially when it’s more than possible to make these staples work hard all year with some creativity.

From luxe denim to timeless handbags, metallic mules to versatile jackets, we’ve assembled an essential edit of the classic pieces to buy right now – Scroll down to shop the staples you need for your wardrobe refresh.

Lead Image: Toke Makinwa