5 Wardrobe Staples Worth Investing In

Posted On Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Filed Under: shopping

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When it comes to clothing, you know I’m all about saving a buck when I can. I refuse to pay full price for anything and thrift stores are my preferred method of shopping. But some pieces are worth the investment. I’ve never been one to spend a ton on trends {they come and go so quickly!}, but classic pieces that can be worn for years to come are deserving of a few extra pennies.
But how do you know what classifies as a classic? They’re the clothes and accessories that play well with everything in your closet and are appropriate for most, if not all, occasions. And even if you choose to spend more cash than usual on these pieces, that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.
Check out five wardrobe staples worth investing in.
Trench Coat
When is a trench not in style? You’ll get tons of wear out of it during those in between seasons like Spring and Fall when it’s not hot but not cold enough for a heavy coat. The trench adds an instant chic factor to any outfit, whether you’re pairing it with a slinky dress or jeans and t-shirt. Outerwear will get a ton of fashion mileage, so the cost per wear ratio is low.
Little Black Dress
Of course we all know how essential the LBD is in any closet. It acts as a blank {yet fly} canvas that can be worn a variety of ways depending on the items you pair it with, like a bold blazer or statement jewels. A sleeveless or short sleeve LBD can take you through the seasons. Wear a bare arm in hotter months and just cover up with a blazer or cardigan when it gets a bit chilly.
Patent Pumps
Shoes take a serious pounding, especially if you live in a city where you do a ton of walking, so you want a pair that can stand up to the stress they’re put under. And there’s no material more versatile than patent leather. Black and nude are the hues that can be worn with anything, but a fun pop of color is worth purchasing as well.
Everyday Bag
I don’t know any woman who doesn’t have an oversized, throw everything in it bag. It’s big enough to fit a change of shoes, makeup essentials, a book, planner and pretty much everything you could possibly need {or not need!}. A solid leather bag that holds up to daily stress is a must.
Riding Boot
And we can’t forget about the riding boot. It’s the casual footwear that can get you through fall and winter and holds up against rain and snow. A low heel with a rubber sole will keep you firmly planted on the ground and works with tights and a dress or skinny jeans.
What wardrobe staples have you invested in so far? What’s the maximum amount you’re willing to spend on an “investment”?
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  • Madeline

    I’ve been pretty good about holding out till I can find a good deal, even with the basics. I got my favorite LBD (by Theory) at a SA and my everyday bag is vintage all weather leather (Dooney and Bourke) that was given to be by my grandmother