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.
The Trendy, Complicated Dress
Alexander Wang Sleeveless Men's Dress Shirt with Skirt, $695 at Bird.
The Take-on-Vacation Frock
Isabel Marant Odrys Dress, $940 at Barneys.
The Sporty Skirt
Rag & Bone Ashlee Skirt, $295 at Barneys.
The Pretty Top
Nanushka Raglan Short Sleeve Tattoo Top, $265 at Bird.
The All-Business Bag
Building Block Business Bag, $595 at Bird.
The Wear-to-Work Dress
Chloé Two-Tone Crepe Dress, $2,175 at Net-a-Porter.
The Easy Breezy Button-Up
Creatures of Comfort Tomlin Dress, $467 at Creatures of Comfort.
The Cool Sandal
Creatures of Comfort x LD Tuttle Lee Sandals in Black, $465 at Creatures of Comfort.
The Modern Princess Dress
Dolce & Gabbana Floral-Print Cotton-Blend Jacquard Mini Dress, $1,675 at Net-a-Porter.
The Always-In Sandal
Givenchy Shark Lock Textured-Leather Sandals, $795 at Net-a-Porter.
The Understated Designer Dress
Kenzo Metallic Jacquard Dress, $788 at Barneys.
The Uber-Pricey High-End Frock
The Row Anoti Dress, $1,490 at La Garçonne.
The Striped Shirt Update
Organic By John Patrick Striped Long Sleeve Combo Tee, $175 at La Garçonne.
The Up-and-Coming Tunic
Jacquemus La Robe Col U, $635 at La Garçonne.
The Standout Graphic Tank
3.1 Phillip Lim Navy Rock & Wood Marbelized Geode Print Tank Top, $375 at SSENSE.
The Va-Va-Voom Heel
Loeffler Randall Charlotte D'Orsay Pump, $325 at Loeffler Randall.
The Deceptively Comfy Pant
Demylee Cotton Terry Block Stripe Cuff Pant, $130 at Bird.
The Slightly Dressier Pant
Won Hundred Andie Pant, $172 at Steven Alan.
The Updated Overalls
Lily Ashwell Sunny Dungarees, $228 at Steven Alan.
The Saint Laurent Steal
Saint Laurent Black Metallic Threading Crop Blouse, $550 at SSENSE.