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How To Upgrade Your Lingerie Drawer Like An Adult

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    When we think about refining our wardrobe, we like to talk about staples. These are the pieces we're okay spending a little more than we should on because we'll wear them for ages. (At least, that's what we tell ourselves when we sheepishly type our credit card information at checkout).

    One telltale sign of adulthood that isn't immediately visible to all comes in the form of a complete and refined lingerie drawer. After all, what's a greater indicator of preparedness than having a bra and a panty for every sartorial situation?

    We can't keep track of how our tastes might change each season. I mean, we had just reached peak culotte excitement when palazzo pants showed up and demanded our attention. And, odds are we probably will never not get distracted by a flashy trend. But, we may notice a refinement in how we spend over time. It just takes a bit to get past the bad shopping habits we carried with us through our teens and into our first apartments — like buying and wearing the same boyfriend briefs for a decade.

    Once we're ready to stop simply talking the grown-up talk, it's time we start walking the grown-up walk. As far as updating our underwear drawer goes, we enlisted the experts at Journelle, Eberjey, and La Perla to walk us through what it means to thoughtfully build a lingerie wardrobe with less cotton, more lace, and an overhauling of what we consider our staples to be.

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