The constant battle of shopping is understanding how to shop smart. We all want to buy as much as we can for as little as possible, but that’s not always the smartest retail strategy. The source of this counter-productive habit? That magic word we wait all year to hear: “sale.” While sales and inexpensive pieces are wallet-friendly, they aren’t always a smart investment in the long run. Instead of wasting your money on trendy pieces that will go out of style in a few months, start buying pieces you can use for years to come.
While “investing” might make your brain jump right to the finance world, women can invest in great fashion pieces. Similar to investing in stocks, investing in clothing is an important foundation to build a brand or business.
We have found the best wardrobe pieces to invest in that make looking smart and successful easy.
The Perfect Pump
These shoes are classic but they mean business. Classic pumps can give you that boost of confidence before a big meeting, or give you the power to build your business. While pumps are classic, you can show your style by wearing different colors and textures like this Club Monaco burgundy, suede pump.
A Structured Bag
This bag is big enough for your computer but does not look like you’re carrying a suitcase. The luxurious suede detail paired with the simple navy color makes this bag sophisticated. A structured bag is the perfect professional investment for women looking to start a business, close a deal, or get her dream job.
A Fitted Blazer
This blazer is perfect for meetings or to throw over a t-shirt with some jeans. Investing in a blazer is a great way to always feel professional for an interview, and easy to style. A professional and fitted looking blazer will make you feel confident and comfortable for an interview.
The Perfect LBD
A little black dress, or LBD, is a staple that every woman should have in her closet. By LBD we do not mean that one dress in the back of your closet that has some black. An LBD should fit well and elevate your natural body silhouette. This Theory LBD has a great cinched detail that elevates a typical LBD. The options for little black dresses are endless, so find one that works with your style!
A Classic Leather Jacket
A leather jacket is the most important staple of all. It is a timeless item that can be worn for literally every occasion. Tip: the more worn in, the better. While wearing your leather jacket in, you add your own unique flare to a classic staple. The sooner it looks vintage, the better!
Investment pieces are not just for special occasions. Indulge in wearing nice pieces for business meetings and nights out on the town. The time to indulge- and invest- is now!