We love a good deal as much as the next girl, but there are some fashion items that are totally worth the splurge. No, we’re not talking about that trendy little top you wore once last summer. We’re talking about high-quality basics — staples that transcend seasons, and classic items that will stay in your wardrobe for years to come.
Here are five items that are worth the investment. Trust us, trends may come and go, but these styles are eternal.
A leather jacket just gets better with age. After a season of wear, the leather will start to mold to your body and fit snug and loose in all the right places — much like your favorite pair of boots. Since a real leather jacket comes with a higher price tag, opt for a classic silhouette that transcends trendy designs. Look to retailers like Nordstrom Rack and Off 5th to score designer goods at half the price!
We all have our favorite pair of jeans — the ones that are ultra soft, fit like a glove, and look good with whatever you pair them with. That’s why investing in a nice yet slightly more expensive pair guarantees you can rock them year after year. Look for jeans that feel more like yoga pants and are in a cut that looks and feels great on your body — save the cheaper denim for trendy styles!
Throw on a pair of loafers and your outfit is instantly chic. Loafers (either full shoes or slides) will replace your everyday tennis shoe or sandal and give your lounge outfit a little more sophistication. Get a pair in a neutral color — ideally black — so you can get years of wear out of them.
This should come as no surprise, but every girl should have an LBD in her closet. Splurge on one that can be worn to a myriad of occasions from work events and conferences to interviews and nice dinners. It should be free of loud accents so you can accessorize and style it differently from one event to the next. Pro tip: if it’s a mini dress, wear it with tights for work-related events.
Nothing feels quite as nice as a cashmere sweater against your skin. The ultra-soft material comes with a price, but it’ll be your favorite cozy piece for years to come. Wear it with loungewear and a bulky jacket on a winter Sunday or dress it up with jeans and boots for a Friday night out.
xx, The FabFitFun Team