The Steele Maiden: My Most Worn Items of 2017 - Wardrobe staples

I noticed a few of my favorite bloggers to follow (Gal Meets Glam and Pretty in the Pines) recently posted round-ups of the items they wore most in 2017. And I thought it was such a great idea as a way to spotlight the things that really ended up being worth every penny (as opposed to more flash in the pan trendy pieces) and also because I often only post items here a time or two but IRL (in real life) wear them constantly.

This year I’m going to try to be better about sharing how I style my most-worn pieces in multiple ways so you can get ideas about how to maximize your own wardrobe. And without further ado – my most worn pieces from 2017. If you’re looking to build a closet of long-lasting classics, I can’t recommend these enough.

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The Steele Maiden: My Most Worn Items of 2017 - Wardrobe staples

1. Trench Coat: The first trench coat I ever owned was a big investment for me at the time (21 years old) and I wore it for 9 years until it was honestly barely fit to be seen in public. This year I finally replaced it and I absolutely love the classic color and shape of this Lands’ End version. It works almost year round and will never go out of style.

The Steele Maiden: My Most Worn Items of 2017 - Wardrobe staples

2. Leather Backpack: I ended up carrying this constantly – to work, on weekends, when I travel. It’s the perfect compact size and such good quality.

The Steele Maiden: My Most Worn Items of 2017 - Wardrobe staples

3. Overalls: When I bought these last winter I worried I’d wear them once or twice. Turns out – I wear them at least a couple of times every month. So comfortable and surprisingly wearable.

The Steele Maiden: My Most Worn Items of 2017 - Wardrobe staples

4. Suede Sock Booties: These pull-on boots with a wood block heel are so comfortable but still feel really stylish. They work with dresses, jeans.. everything really. I plan on wearing them well into this year.

The Steele Maiden: My Most Worn Items of 2017 - Wardrobe staples

5. Wide Leg Chinos: Again, I didn’t expect these to get quite as much wear as they did, but I love the high waist and the neutral color. Whether with tiny tank tops in the summer or thin knit turtlenecks in winter they go with basically everything.

The Steele Maiden: My Most Worn Items of 2017 - Wardrobe staples

6. Leather Satchel: An obvious classic. I needed a good, professional looking bag that was big enough to hold a day’s worth of life supplies (book, lunch, extra lipstick..) and this checks all the boxes.

The Steele Maiden: My Most Worn Items of 2017 - Wardrobe staples

7. Denim Midi Skirt: Dressier than jeans but just as comfortable, I wore this with suede boots to the office in the Fall and with flat sandals on the weekends in Summer.

The Steele Maiden: My Most Worn Items of 2017 - Wardrobe staples

8. Cropped Workout Leggings: Honestly the softest leggings I’ve ever worn. I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I’ve deemed them nearly too good to workout in and solely wear them while lounging around the apartment.

The Steele Maiden: My Most Worn Items of 2017 - Wardrobe staples

9. Leopard Mules: Leopard is a neutral, right? Crazy comfortable I wore these all Spring and Fall and can’t wait to break them out again this year.

The Steele Maiden: My Most Worn Items of 2017 - Wardrobe staples

10. Suede Jacket: This one I actually eyed up for a long time before I finally bit the bullet and purchased, so I had a good guess that it was going to be something I got a lot of wear out of. The quality and fit is spot on and it’s just heavy enough. Worth every penny.

SHOP ALL OF MY 2017 FAVORITES BELOW:

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Hearts of Gold Blog | Simply Classy | Rose Gold Lining | Ruthie Ridley Blog

Coming Up Roses | Well and Worthy Life | Cubicle Chic | SheShe Show | Lizzie in Lace

Kiss Me Darling | by Brittani Lauren | Heart of Chic | The Blue Hydrangeas | Alicia Tenise

To Thine Own Style Be True | Uptown Fashion by Jess | Lauren Mazzei Blog | The Steele Maiden

Lifestyles By Lauren | Life Lutzurious | Kate Loves Makeup | Kelly Towart Blog | Blush and Blooms

Pretty In Pink Megan | Belle by Laurelle | cute & little | Street Style Squad |

L. Avenue | With Love Lily Rose | The-Middle Page

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