We get asked often when it makes sense to invest in an item rather than press the “save” button. One of the things we pride ourselves on is always working within our clients’ budgets to deliver the best possible result. And what we will say is… We certainly do not believe that it always makes sense to invest, or said another way to splurge, on an item. Nor do you have to do that at all to create a fabulous looking wardrobe. That said, if you are willing and able, there are definitely instances where it makes total sense. So, let’s chat more about that today. Here are 7 investment pieces you will have and wear forever!
7 Investment Pieces You Will Have And Wear Forever
It is important to remember for this discussion that everyone defines “investing” or “splurging” differently, and that is OK! But no matter what your price point is or how you define an investment or splurge, there are universal considerations to keep in mind. The most important? Will the item stand the test of time? Said another way… Invest in quality, classic pieces that will last and you will love for years.
If you need a tad more convincing, investing in certain pieces will ultimately save you money because you won’t buy similar, lower priced pieces every year. For example, buy one beautiful, quality, more expensive bag that you adore and will use for years, rather than a new, cheaper bag every season!
Another benefit of sprinkling investment pieces throughout your wardrobe? They are fabulous to mix and match with lower priced pieces in your wardrobe. So pairing your favorite Walmart tee shirt and inexpensive jeans with a beautiful investment bag or shoes elevates the entire look.
Now, let’s take a look at some items that we deem worthy of a bit of investment!
The Perfect Jeans
Jeans… We wear them day in, day out! For all occasions! So a very easy item to justify splurging on. Like we mentioned above, try to steer away from super trendy silhouettes and instead stick with ones that are a bit more timeless or classic, like boot cut or straight leg.
Neutral Wool Or Trench Coat
A coat is another piece that is worth investing in. We all need a good wool coat for winter, or a nice trench coat for spring and fall. And both are of course helpful for travel. All three of these pieces have gorgeous, classic silhouettes and will be “in style” today and in ten years!
Accessories To Consider Investing In
Shoes and bags… The obvious categories for splurgeworthy items! But don’t forget about sunglasses too… Let’s take a look at some accessories that are worth investing in!
Of course, a flat that you can enjoy for your every day activities and pair with many different types of bottoms is a great investment piece!
A neutral heel is a go-to shoe for every closet, no matter your lifestyle or profession. Every lady needs a beautiful neutral heel they can pull out of their closet on an as needed basis!
Something tells us not much convincing is required on this one… But of course it goes without saying that you absolutely can never go wrong splurging on a high quality, timeless handbag!
A wallet that doubles as a clutch is a piece you will use basically ALL the time. It is the perfect daytime accessory – use it as a wallet and throw it in your favorite tote bag for running errands, lunch out, heading to the office, etc…. But it also doubles as the perfect bag for fun nights out. When it’s an item that you use that often, it’s worth spending some money to get what you really want!
Sunglasses For Every Season
There is something about a nice pair of sunglasses. Their silhouette has a little added flair, their lenses are reliable and clear, and they hold up for long term wear. And we have a theory too as it relates to losing sunglasses… Sunglasses are SO easy to lose… Except when you paid a pretty penny for a nice pair, when all of a sudden, you seem to have them in hand year over year hah!