It’s a new year and everyone is looking for ways to improve themselves with perhaps exercise, good-will acts or living up to new year’s resolutions. Here’s a resolution that can benefit not only you but your closet. The general ideology has been to buy cute and fashionable clothes at the cheapest price possible. The only downside to this principle is that you don’t always get the best quality, and thus you’re forced to buy the same item again and again. Unfortunely, with today’s current economy we can’t afford to splurge on pricey items every time we shop, even if the item is of great quality.
So what’s a girl to do? Instead of purchasing low-budget pieces that don’t last, every girl should invest in eternal pieces. Pieces that have endured the test of time and always return for an encore. While it is always great to save a couple of bucks, investing in well-made pieces will not only save you money in the long run but it will also have you always looking chic and fabulous. Here are some pieces that are always worth every penny.
1. The boyfriend blazer
Add a blazer to your outfit and you instantly look put-together. Wear it with jeans and a basic t-shirt during the day or over a dress or with black pants for a chic evening look. You simply can’t go wrong.
2. Black pumps
Not only do they go with practically any outfit, they have been helping ladies give off the illusion of killer long legs for decades.
3. Good jewelry
There is nothing cuter or as much fun as costume jewelry. However they never last very long and quickly go out of style. Every girl should invest in good jewelry, whether it is a pair of diamond stud earrings, a pearl necklace or a quality watch. These items never go out of style and can be passed on from generation to generation.
4. Black dress
A girl can never go wrong with a little black dress. It is sexy, chic and universally flattering. It is also appropriate for almost any occasion.
5. Red dress
6. Leather jacket
The leather jacket for generations have been associated with rebels because of its ‘cool‘ vibe. However it all depends on the style, a blazer style jacket can give a girl a sleek and sophisticated look and it is a great way to keep warm during the spring and fall months.
7. Trench coat
Whether it is the belt that ties around your waist and gives you an hourglass look or the movie star references it carries, there is something unexplainably enticing about a trench coat.
Thanks to fashionable women such as Audrey Hepburn, flats has become a necessary part of every girl’s weekend outfit. They’re comfy and incredibly cute.
9. Button-down white shirt
Wear it with shorts, skirts, pants, the possibilities are endless. It is a great way to look clean-cut and effortlessly put-together.
10. Straight leg black pants
Whether you work in an office or not, black straight leg pants is something every girl should have in her closet. Straight leg black pants, especially if it’s tailored, is the ‘just-in-case’ piece every girl should invest in.
11. Pencil skirt
Everything about this skirt is just right, it’s the kind of skirt that would make Goldilocks proud. It’s snug enough to show off curves but not tight enough to make you look racy. Being just above your knee makes it appropriate for the office and sexy for an evening out.
12. Structured bag
While most of us can’t afford a Chanel quilted bag or a Birkin, a plain but well-made handbag not only goes with any outfit but also never goes out of style. You don’t have to have a high end designer bag on your arm to look fabulous. Just look for bags that are made with good materials such as leather and have good stitching. Stick with basic colors such as black, beige, or red.
Since these pieces never go out of style, you don’t have to rush out and buy all of them at once. Thanks to their ability to stand the test of time, you can gradually add them to your closet. And don’t worry about having to run your credit cards into debt, stores such as Century 21, T.J.Maxx and Marshalls have quality items for much less than you would spend at the department stores. Investing in a well-made piece can be pricy but not having to always buy replacements will be worth your while in the long run. Plus the best thing about these pieces is that they are interchangeable, so you can mix them and wear them until your face turns blue. This gives you a more effective wardrobe and less time staring at your closet and thinking you have nothing to wear.
So this year make it your resolution, your mission to shop smarter and treat yourself to quality and timeless pieces. Do you know what’s really great about this resolution? It’s an excuse to shop, have fun!