1. MODERN COAT
A solid-hued, versatile and streamlined coat is a cold-weather staple you’ll have on hand for years. Really, it’s that one thing you’ll reach for when you’re always cold (it’s wintertime!) and a modern silhouette will look just as good with a little black dress and pumps as it does with a thick wool sweater and boots.
2. STRUCTURED BLOUSE
Even if you work from home or have late nights at the office five days a week, a structured blouse is a kind of piece you can just throw on and go without giving it a second thought. It’s it’s polished, fits seamlessly in any season and can be dressed up or down with business casual staples or distressed jeans. You get the picture—it’s a staple.
3. EMBELLISHED BAG
Leather or not you carry a handbag each day, make 2018 the year that you go hands-free with an updated crossbody. We recommend a carryall in a neutral tone for your everyday essentials. You want to be able to wear it with anything and everything! And don’t worry about neutrals feeling blasé, embellishments like zippers, tassels or even studs will keep your bag from blending in too much.
4. UPDATED DENIM
Feeling blue in your regular jeans? Give them an upgrade! Invest in a killer new pair with a little something extra like a velvet racing stripe or some eye-catching embroidery. For denim that lasts, we recommend a pair that has a higher percentage of cotton in the construction. We love jeans that stretch, but spandex can wear with wash and we want you to really get the most out of your new pair.
5. CLASSIC LOAFERS
No need to mull it over, these comfy and practical shoes are making a huge comeback and we’re here for it! Slip on a pair of loafers to elevate a casual weekend outfit or complete a polished office look. And if you’re feeling #edgy, go for a pair with a platform! Only thing left on your list is to make the sidewalk your runway.
Tips for saving up for an investment piece:
- Choose your piece: First things first, pick the invest piece (or two or three!) that you want to add to your closet this year.
- Set a budget: Give yourself a price range that you’re comfortable with for your latest investment piece, then start saving! Questions about how much you should spend on a #splurge item—ask a Stylist!
- Sock away: Start saving! Whether it’s $10 a week or $100 a month for your new investment piece, every cent counts (literally!).
- Splurge and save wisely: Balance out your clothing spend by saving on pieces that might be a more “flash in the pan” trend, versus splurging on the items (above!) that’ll stick around for a while.