Your shopping list when money is no object? We're guessing it's full of the season's trendiest—and priciest—pieces. But hold the phone! You don't want to be a fashion victim. If indeed you have a huge budget for seasonal clothes buying (hi, we're jealous) or you're looking to drop some serious dough on something special, read on. We think the best approach is both practical and a little fun, i.e. a good mix of trendy and long-lasting. There's nothing that says you can't indulge in the season's hottest pieces, but beware of their staying power, and balance it out with something decidedly timeless. Ahead: our favorite money-to-burn investment pieces.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.