This southern savvy stylists loves a great style bargain, but I also feel like every woman should have a few items in her wardrobe that she can splurge on.
These items are great to have in your closet and invest in for two reasons.
A) They are timeless pieces and
B) You can you can mix them in with your savvy purchases you will buy throughout each season.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all about saving money on your style. If you can find these items at a lower cost, whether it’s at your favorite outlet store, online, or an end of season discount then go for it!
I’m all about purchasing investment pieces at half the cost! Here are a few items that I think will be worth the investment.
Investment pieces for your wardrobe.
1) Patent Pumps
A simple, classic pump works for everything from job interviews to first dates to black-tie weddings to girls night out. Find a pair that’s comfy (OK, relatively so) and take the plunge.
Comfort, as I have learned thought the years, is important when it comes to your style. Who wants their feet to be in pain by the end of the day? Not this fashionista.
I love my heels and I want to be able to wear them for a long time. That’s why investing in a nice, comfy pump is a key investment.
I would go for a neutral color pump, preferable a nude or camel. This is a easy transitional color.
If you are looking to have a little fun with your style then buy a printed or pop of color pump.
Whether it’s a ballet flat or pointed toe (which I prefer) these are wonderful investment pieces. You can wear them to work or keep them super casual.
The fact that you can make these an easy transitional style helps when you are investing in a good pair of shoes and your feet will thank you as well.
There is nothing wrong with investing in a flat rather than a heel.
3) Little Black Dress
If you’re going to splurge on just one item, make it the simple black dress in a style that suits your body type. A black dress is versatile and can be non-seasonal if bought in the right material.
You can really take the perfect black dress from day to night as well as changing up the style simply by adding your favorite layers or accessories.
4) Perfectly Fitting Denim
There’s absolutely nothing, nothing, like finding that amazing pair of denim jeans. Talk about perfect non-seasonal and easy transitional styling.
Jeans are the perfect item to sink a little extra cash into and they’ll pay for themselves in compliments.
5) Timeless Handbag
We all know accessories can really bring an outfit to life and I feel confident that the perfect handbag can do this too.
We all depend on this fashion accessory so why not invest a little more money into your your favorite handbag.
Find a color and style that is non-seasonal and that will go with practically every item in your closet. This will make your investment worthwhile!
6) Layering Piece
This can be a blazer, cardigan or jacket. Invest in one layering item that can be non-seasonal and add style to your wardrobe.
Maybe invest in a pop of color or keep it neutral and add color with your accessories.
Now, you don’t need to drop a ton of money on these investment pieces. Just enjoy the thrill of finding these expensive items at half the cost.
Also, if you invest in one of these items that cost a bit more then take my southern savvy advice and add beauty bargain pieces to these expensive investments.
This is what styling is all about. Being able to take staple pieces of clothing in your closet and transforming them into a gorgeous new style.
Investing a little can save you a lot!