Buy now, wear for a very long time. Create a series of classic pieces that always score points (and provide a basis for new adventures in style season after Season). This is the idea behind investment coins. They will pay more for you, but chances are they will be in your closet forever. In the long run, it is more advantageous for the economy and the environment to invest in affordable parts that stand the test of time. Buying quality parts is not only about getting good value for money-investment parts are also about longevity.
If you know me, you know that I am an absolute advocate of Top-Down dressing. That is, combining affordable high street pieces with designer staples that can enhance any outfit. A classic piece that fits perfectly into your style tends to age gracefully, making it even more valuable over time. And this is not necessarily what everyone considers timeless, just resonates with you! Maybe the handbag you buy now will become a family treasure, or maybe you will want to wear it for decades. A classic sweater, for example, is always a staple in the wardrobe in transitional weather. From high-quality boots to clothing, here are the 5 investment pieces that stand the test of time and may even be history.
THE CHUNKY BOOTS
Make Utility Chic your Mantra this Season with a pair of good old Chunky boots. I feel like a classic, Season after season, I’m looking for that Silhouette. That’s why I decided to invest in my Bottega Bounce boots. What makes it unique is its contrasting sole and seams. Never take them off or give them away, that’s for sure.
Neutral in color and absolutely trendy, the appropriate coat in your outerwear cache is a game changer. Choose the one that always seems relevant to you Season after Season and that you want to withdraw now, in a few months or even in a few years.
THE LONG KNIT DRESS
Opt for a close-fitting silhouette. It’s the perfect layer for blazers, button-down shirts and hoodies (and just about everything else in your wardrobe). The long knitted dress looks effortlessly chic.
THE LEATHER BAG
The best Fashion investment pieces are of exceptional quality. You could save years investing, or you could fall in love and part with your money immediately. I met a lot of my leather bags for a long time before they came home to me – just like a strong relationship.
A woolen sweater is a good purchase, and if you treat it carefully, it will take years. Wear it on a white shirt in autumn/winter, and in spring and summer it will not be out of place on cooler evenings, nor will it be combined with white jeans or even a denim skirt. It will easily make an otherwise simple outfit look more interesting and eye-catching.
You’ll find that by investing in some really amazing Mix-and-Match-able pieces that you really love, you’ll never panic with the good old “so many clothes, but nothing to wear” when it’s time to get dressed again. You will feel like you always have something to wear, and therefore you will no longer have to panic, and you will also begin to look at your wardrobe differently and think much more critically about what you are adding. These are pieces that are desired today and will be just as desirable in the years to come.