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Necessity aside, there was a certain charm in lugging cinderblocks into your apartment with your roommates to build a DIY TV console, or collecting cable spools-cum-side-tables to rest your beer cans on. But, now that you're actually gainfully employed (and taking home a paycheck!), your home is more like a sanctuary than a party palace. It might be time to take a critical look around to see whether your furniture fits that vision. Face it — if you're not going sleeveless on winter weekends anymore, and can't remember the last time you used the phrase "pre-gaming," it might be time to upgrade your environs, as well.
If you've got the means, it's worth it to put a little extra money into furniture with good bones. Let's be real: How many times have you had to replace that shoddy, paper-thin dresser from the big-box store? And, making an "investment" doesn't have to mean shopping like a robber baron. There are plenty of well-made, attractive pieces that are just a fraction more expensive than the cheapest styles on the showroom floor. (Remember learning to pick the second cheapest wine on the menu? Just like that.) We've offered up designs at a variety of price points just to prove it. Ahead, we've pointed out the six de facto furniture items that need to be put to bed, and the grown-up replacements your adult life deserves.
For those who haven't yet tried summer's throwback trend — the one made popular by toddlers — we'll say it again: Overalls are chic. But, we understand the hesitation that's kept you from purchasing your own thus far. So, instead of finding yet another pair we love, we sent the expert hunters at Rank & Style to look read
Imagine, for a moment, that you're Alice. But, that rabbit hole in question doesn't lead to Wonderland; instead, it transports you to WELCOMECHAMPIONS — an e-commerce site bursting with zany spirit that would make Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum jealous. The shop is filled to the brim with wonderfully offbeat handbags and read