Classic Wardrobe Pieces Ft. Daniel Wellington

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Now that I’m officially in my mid-twenties (UGH! When did that happen?) when I go shopping, I think about long term potential for anything I’m spending money on. Building a classic wardrobe is about a lot more than owning a Louis Vuitton tote bag and Tory Burch riding boots. It’s about quality pieces that won’t ever go out of style, it’s the pieces that both you and your mom could wear without looking outdated.

What I like about these pieces is that they tend to go with anything, and will never go out of style. I hate wasting my money on something that just goes in the back of my closet and I’ll never wear it again after a couple of nights out.  That’s why I love Daniel Wellington watches, classic style yet young and fun without being pretentious. ??

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nyc style daniel wellington fashion frugal budget classic wardrobe

nyc style daniel wellington fashion frugal budget classic wardrobe

nyc style daniel wellington fashion frugal budget classic wardrobe

nyc style daniel wellington fashion frugal budget classic wardrobe

I think I’ve worn this watch just about every day since I’ve gotten it in. Sorry in advance, but you’ll be seeing this watch on repeat in my Instagram outfit posts.  The irony is that now I want to buy one in every color when the purpose of a classic wardrobe piece is to not have to buy a watch or purse, etc for every outfit. ? The good news is that you can shop my exact watch (or any other DW) at 15% off! Use code: LEGALLYBRUNETTE. Get yours here!

Another thing I LOVE about Daniel Wellington watches is that they’re an investment piece but without the investment price. Usually when I see a blog post about investment pieces, I simply scroll through knowing I can’t afford a Chloé bag.

Classic wardrobe investment piece, budget friendly price? Count. Me. In.

What’re you’re favorite wardrobe classics?




*I received this watch c/o Daniel Wellington. All opinions are my own.

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  • Kelsey H

    That watch is gorgeous and could be styled so many ways! Love it!

    xo Kelsey |


      Thanks Kelsey! I love the style of this watch, I’ve worn it every day so far.

  • Nicole Parise

    Cute watch! I like the simplicity, and the color is so neutral you could literally wear it daily 🙂
    xx nicole


      Thanks! I love the style of this watch, and I have literally been wearing it every day. Black on black is always in style, especially in cities like New York!

  • I love that watch! It has such a clean, fresh look to it that I love. And I am right there with you about investing in articles of clothing that will last. I’d rather have a smaller, higher quality wardrobe than a huge one of cheap clothes.

  • Tara

    I love your last picture the best of you wearing a sweater and brown/cream jacket. That suits you best.

  • Allison Van de Kemp (The Lazy

    I love that watch!! It is gorgeous–and definitely a classic.

  • Jess M

    I love that people are still wearing watches in a world where there are many other options for finding out the time. To me nothing can complete an outfit quite the way a watch can from time to time. Glad you found one you love!

  • Veronika

    Such a pretty watch! So clean and elegant, I always love watches like this one because they go well with basically anything.

  • Fall is definitely me favourite Style Season! That watch is so chic and elegant. There’s something about an elegant watch that really brings an outfit up a notch and really completes it!


  • The Side Hustle Stories

    I agree that having a staple, classic yet versatile wardrobe is important. I think this watch is just lovely and fits in with a fall wardrobe perfectly.

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    My favorite wardrobe classics are gold earrings. Because they’re studs, they’re easy.

  • That watch is so pretty! I love anything black and gold.

  • I like the combination of black and gold as you can wear it with all colours and outfits, simple, classical and chic!

  • Janine Good

    I love watches that are round with big faces! The gold and black look awesome! Very nice fashion statement.

  • HollyAllie Noah

    I love the style of this watch. It can be dressed up or down perfect for fall and even spring and summer very versatile.

  • Rose Mont

    Gorgeous watch and you definitely showed how stylish it is. The ability to complete any outfit and in addition to bracelets.

  • I’m with you on investment pieces. I’m trying to purchase more classic styles than trendy pieces that won’t be worn again after a few seasons. I can’t afford that Chloe bag either!

  • DW watches are amazing and classy. Real investment piece.

  • Lois Alter Mark

    That watch is awesome. I love finding pieces that are classic. I have a necklace that I pretty much never take off!

  • I just got sent the classic black and am so excited to rock it! I never get thought I’d like such a dark color but it looks classy!

  • That’s a beautiful and elegant looking watch, I need a watch like that in my life

  • Valerie CottageMakingMommy

    I haven’t had a watch in years. Darn cell phones. Yours looks really nice.