Because I tend to favor investment classics over trendier items of clothing, I usually wait until I really fall in love with something before I buy it. I know it will be in the closet for a long time and I'll want to wear it lots of different ways, so I'm usually willing to spend more for quality when I'm buying new items. By the way, I look for that same quality in secondhand and vintage items; it's just a pleasant benefit that those pieces are significantly less expensive.
Therefore, I really love everything in my closet. I NEVER find myself saying, "I've got nothing I want to wear!" On the contrary, I love it all, and even wish I could wear all of it more often. Maybe I should start changing halfway through the day so I can enjoy my clothes twice as often. I jest! ...or do I?
What's interesting about investing in classic pieces is that they often compliment the trends quite well, but give you a bit of space to set yourself apart from the crowd. Most trends really play off of classic items and tweak the details; the cuffs, sleeves, necklines, and colors are really what change, but foundational elements stay the same.
I find that I can let an item rest in the closet a bit, and then bring it back into rotation when a trendy version of it comes into style. I can feel current without looking like a cookie cutter version of everyone who has shopped the more recent iteration of the item. Trust me; build up your collection of classic pieces in colors you love and mix well with one another, and just fall in love with them again and again and again.
Happy weekend, everyone!