The Fashion items you should invest in
If you’re, even a little, into the Fashion and Beauty world, you probably feel that you’re all day bombarded with knew things to see, buy or try. There are no longer seasons in fashion, and high-street brands are constantly bringing up new clothes and new trends. And even though we love buying a little seasonal item that we know we’re not going to wear next year, we’re also very conscious that there are some items that will be our staple pieces and those should be the ones were we spend the big loads of money on. Here’s a rundown of the items that aren’t led that much by trends and we’ll be wearing forever and ever
1. A good everyday bag. My first “designer” bag was a mustard clutch bag from Tommy Hilfiger. No need to tell you that it wasn't the ebst option. When you’re wishing to spend that much money on an item, better think about the cost per wear and how much are you going to wear it. The, it should be your everyday bag the one that is the most expensive: is the one you’re going to wear more and the one that has to be of a better quality to resist your crazily full schedule. The best option? A bag where you can fit pretty much anything, in a neutral color and easy to carry (sorry but top handles aren’t the best option). And you also don’t need to burn your wallet when looking for one: & Other Stories or Massimo Dutti have great leather ones.
2. A blazer. Chances are you’ve been wearing blazers all day every day for the last couple of seasons, and they’re an item that will never go out of style. When on the lookout for one, make sure that the percentage of wool is higher (is going to be warmer), and don’t buy one if it doesn’t make you feel like a total girlboss. The blazer queen is definitely Stella McCartney, so if you’re wishing to go for it with the blazers, the British designer has some amazing ones this season.
3. A pair of jeans that fit you like a dream. If you were going to invest in just one of the things in this list, a pair of jeans would be my advice. High-street jeans can be kind of low quality sometimes (the fabric on the legs twists, the waist gets slouchier, etc.) and if you live in a pair of jeans and you’re constantly pulling them out of the dirty laundry pile, you should go an spend a little extra in them. Obviously the Redone jeans are what we’re all thinking, but again, you don’t need to spend 200€. I’ve found amazing jeans at Urban Outfitters: look for the straight leg Axyl jeans (they fit like a glove).
4. A white button down. A white shirt is one of the most classic items you can have in your wardrobe, and also one of the ones with endless possibilities of styling. You can wear it with jeans, skirts, underneath dresses, over dresses, underneath sweaters, with shorts, buttoned, wrapped, tied, knotted, open… you get it. Go for one that fits you properly but that’s a bit oversized if you want to go for a more timeless look. And remember that the sleeves, almost every time, look better when they’re rolled.
5. A coat or a jacket. Outerwear should never be where you go for the bargain. More often than not, the more expensive is the coat or the jacket, better is the quality and better keeps you warm. But you always want to make sure that the color and style of it are not on the trendiest side of things, because you want to wear them for as many many years as you can. Look for black or greys preferably and for peacoats, moto, cocoon or trench coat styles, which are the ones that are still on trend every winter.