While I am just as guilty of impulse-buying as the next person, I try very hard to select my investment pieces wisely. When I am thinking of dropping a bunch of cash (anything over $50) on something, I try to go through a checklist in my head while I deliberate. This dress already passed the Cut, Color, and Classic-ity test, so here I am wearing the heck out of it again, this time as a vest.
This dress is obviously a solid investment piece because of the versatility of it (it can be worn at least a million and one different ways) but other items I feel are worth shelling out for include:
1. Jeans. Nothing worse than spending a little bit on jeans that look fine in the dressing room, but then enter saggy-butt city as soon as you spend more than two hours wearing them. Expensive jeans are usually worth it, since they obviously can be worn a lot.
2. Jewelry. Again, you can wear certain pieces in multiple ways, so if you love it, why not spend a little extra on it if you know you want it to stick around a while?
3. Blazers and Jackets. In New York, this is the only thing people see you in for months, but in Texas we have to find something that works with layers underneath and also looks good with more summery pieces to extend the wear. This means it’s kind of hard to find the perfect one. So it’s worth spending more if you do.
If you’re in need of some key investment pieces, you would be wise to also invest in a personal stylist! It’s my mission to find the perfect pieces for you and to make sure each piece you buy is completely worth it, and will even show you ways to style it differently once purchased. It’s silly to waste money on things that end up sitting in your closet unworn, after all. That’s no investment!
September 21, 2011