I recently started a closet clean-out and found myself parting with items I’d only ever worn once or twice, which makes me feel simultaneously guilty for having made a bad purchase and hopeful that they’ll be found by someone who will get more wear out of them. But the exercise has also highlighted the items I reach for most often and therefore consider some of my best purchases.

design darling pink elephant

ralph lauren cable-knit cashmere sweater on design darling

At the very top of that list are my Ralph Lauren cashmere cable-knit sweaters, which I wear in various colors year-round. They’re investment pieces for sure, but realizing how often I wear them makes me confident that they’re a worthwhile investment for me and I plan to continue adding a new color or two each season. I typically wear a size S in women’s and a size M in boys’ (you can read my sizing tips in this post!) and I’m loving the new colors for each! I just ordered this one in Litchfield Blue… swoon!

pink elephant boca grande

j.mclaughlin natural thea wicker fanny pack on design darling

My mom gave me this wicker clutch for Christmas and I adore it! It can also be worn as a fanny pack if you’re cooler than I am. 🙂 I am a huge fan of J.McLaughlin’s leather goods in particular — I would happily add this or this to my collection!

pink elephant boca grande on design darling

j.mclaughlin natural thea wicker fanny pack

Polo Ralph Lauren cable-knit cashmere sweater (wearing boys’ size M)

J Brand white jeans  //  Celine sunglasses (similar here, here, and here)

J.McLaughlin wicker clutch  //  Soludos espadrilles (similar)

P.S. We snapped these photos before dinner at the Pink Elephant in Boca Grande… so good!

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