"The goal is to find items that take up only 20 percent of your wardrobe but control 80 percent of what you wear" explains the actress and founder of luxury womenswear label Mission Statement, which recently made a major mainstream expansion. (It's now being carried at Nordstrom.)
How does the Oscar winner do this? "I’m always looking for fabrics and designs that are of incredible quality and look that will hold up for many years," Swank says.
It's the intention she sets for herself as a consumer as well as a creator of fashion. In fact, Swank started her own clothing line in 2016 because she was having a hard time finding pieces that followed her rule. Her, ahem, mission became making "evergreen wear for everywhere," as the site refers to it: A skort disguised as a skirt that functions as well at the gym as it does for a museum date, a dress appropriate for your dance cardio class or the red carpet (as Swank has done before) and more.
Suffice it to say, there are no one-trick ponies in Swank's wardrobe. If you're looking for new multitasking pieces that'll stand up to the test of time, plus a tough sweat sesh—like a leather jacket that's hand washable (!!)—here are our picks from Mission Statement's most recent collection.
3 pieces that pass Hilary Swank's 20/80 rule
This story was originally published on September 26, 2018; it was updated on November 23, 2018.
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