Sometimes it’s better to invest in sartorial pieces that will last you a lifetime, than buying into the latest trends. Clothing that remains in style, and can be handed down to your daughters and granddaughters, is worth saving up for. Yes, you may have to brew your own coffee for a year, but some pieces are truly worth the wait! Below are the 5 things we think you should buy now and wear forever.
Chanel 2.55/Classic Icon Bag
This classic has been worn on the arm of many a celebrity, It-girl and designer, and never ever goes out of style. Worn with jeans and a t-shirt, an evening gown, summery dress, or tights and stockings in winter, it always dresses up an outfit and provides a certain je ne sais quoi. It can be styled with a long chain, short chain, used as a clutch, and makes the perfect passport and wallet bag when traveling. And you wouldn’t want to leave this one in your suitcase!
The Trench Coat
Audrey Hepburn wore several trench coats in Breakfast at Tiffanys, Burberry made them essential for every woman’s closet, and they look incredibly chic with a pair of heels. The trench coat can be worn as a dress, thrown over jeans, paired with flats, and spiced up with a fur collar. Anyone can wear a trench coat, and it will keep you dry in the rain.
A great pair of sunglasses is one of the best investments. Buy a quality pair that really suits your face, take care of them, and they will last you a very long time. Go for a round pair like Jackie O or channel Tom Cruise in Top Gun with a pair of aviators; the choice is yours!
A blazer will go with almost everything in your wardrobe. Wear one with shorts, over a cocktail dress, or with just a basic t-shirt and jeans. The key to investing in a blazer is finding one that fits you perfectly. Make sure your blazer is tailored at the waist, arms, and armholes, and that it sits perfectly at hip level. A navy blazer is very chic, and looks good with most colors. This is one piece that’s worth spending extra money on!
The Statement Cuff
Although it may seem frivolous, one piece of statement jewelry will not only make you feel special, but will add that special touch to any outfit. We love everything from Hermes, but their cuffs in particular are timeless and beautifully made. Jewelry only increases in value, and you’ll definitely feel like a million bucks wearing it.