I'm not talking about getting your 5 + a day or making sure you have regular beauty therapy appointments, its more about keeping your key, basic pieces looking sharp.
Are your white T-shirts still white and holding their shape. Are you blacks really black? Does your "go-to" black jacket have shiny lapels or missing buttons on the arms. And Oh I hate to sound like my dear old Mum but are your shoes polished and scuff free??
Each season I get out my basics and review them. Often I spend one months budget on a VERY unsatisfactory shopping trip to replace my basics; white T-shirt, black singlet, black pants, slip grips for my shoes that have worn away, nude bra… It is no where near the excitement as coming home and hanging up a new coat or spraying gorgeous new red suede heals BUT when you are racing out the door with your basics looking FABULOUS it all pays off.