It’s Time to Start Investing in Investment Pieces

It’s Time to Start Investing in Investment Pieces

09.10.2021Author: The Suite Staff

Thanks to social media, keeping up with the latest fashion trends can feel like a full-time job. There are seemingly infinite new brands popping up all over the place, and it can be tempting to try all of them…

It’s always exciting to buy new clothes, but a complete closet-makeover is not a sustainable option in the long-term. Plus, it’s impossible to establish any personal style if you’re only wearing the latest trends!

Some of history’s most enduring fashion icons like Princess Diana and Jackie-O actively avoided dressing on-trend, instead turning to well-made, timeless pieces that can be worn over and over. Not only will investing in quality pieces will reduce your environmental impact, but it will also simplify your wardrobe.

Here are the five essential investment pieces that will instantly elevate your wardrobe.

An Oversized Blazer

Whether it’s date night, you’re going to a concert, or heading into the office, an oversized blazer is the statement piece that you toss on over any outfit. You can dress up the menswear-inspired garment with a mini skirt and heels, or dress it down with jeans and sneakers. A chic black blazer is an investment piece you’ll wear over and over.

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The Perfect Pair of Structured Jeans

A good pair of jeans that fits you perfectly is tough to find, but it may just be the most essential wardrobe staple. A mid-wash, straight-leg style is a closet chameleon that can be paired with everything from sweaters and boots to sandals and a strappy blouse. It’s worth investing in a pair of denim that you’ll want to pull on every day.

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Comfortable Neutral Heels

Simultaneously dressy and simple, a good-quality heel is the wardrobe stable you’ll reach for any time you’re heading to a special event, nice dinner, or a date night. A well-designed shoe is designed for comfort and should last for years. Opt for a simple style and neutral color — you can never go wrong with black or nude.

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A Gold Watch

Whether it’s a vintage piece passed down from a grandparent or a shiny new one, there’s nothing more timeless than a gold watch. A timepiece instantly elevates any look from casual to chic, and it’s something that will remain in-style for as long as style exists. A good quality watch is designed to last forever, so if you’re planning to make any investments in accessories, a watch is our first recommendation.

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A Chic Black Shoulder Bag

A purse is more than an accessory — it’s an everyday staple. While there’s a time and a place for a tote or a clutch, the black shoulder bag is a piece you’ll reach for every day. Whether you’re heading to a work event or the convenience store, a simple black bag is the bag you’ll grab for. Opt for something that fits your personal style — like a bag with a chain for an edgier style, or a more simple leather piece for a more polished look.

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