Every year I map out what I’m planning to add to my wardrobe in terms of investment pieces. These are the big ticket items that I know will have longevity in my wardrobe and will be used constantly so I’m willing to spend a little more on them. As they often require a little forward planning due to their cost I always like to check out my wardrobe to identify any gaps or what may need replacing so I know exactly what I need to add to my list. This year, I’ll be looking to add the following to my collection…
I’m keeping my eye out for some great statement earrings as I think they can really make an outfit. I like the fact that they’re an easy accessory to add to a look and the range of designs available at the moment is incredible. I like to mix it up as far as jewellery brands go so I will always go to big shopping destinations like Net-a-Porter which have an extensive line-up and a great roster of small and big brands to choose from.
I need a new pair of good jeans that I can dress up. I’m looking for one in a lighter denim, that’s high waisted and in a skinny leg style. Denim is always on high rotation in my wardrobe so I can justify spending a little more on jeans if I know it’s the kind of piece that I will wear constantly and that can be styled in various ways.
For me, the statement heel is the kind of thing that will always get a workout throughout the year. With the sheer number of functions I have to attend, a great pair of striking heels will always be value for money as I will wear them so often. My go-to brands are usually Gucci, Balenciaga, Gianvito Rossi, Aquazzura and Alaïa as they always have interesting designs that aren’t so run of the mill. I usually like to choose neutral colours but with bold finishes so it’s easy to work back with numerous outfits without compromising on wow factor.
I’m on the hunt for a new little black clutch. The Chanel one I’m carrying in the above shot has been with me for years and I’m after one in a similar size and in the same classic style. I love bags that can be used on multiple ways, so for example, I favour styles that have a strap allowing me to wear it as a crossbody bag but then if I tuck the strap in I can use it as a clutch. I definitely think you get more value for money that way.
I’ve had my eye on this belt for ages. Belts have had a bit of a resurgence as far as accessories go and I’ve been on the look out for one that I know will last more than a season. This belt by Gucci is perfect. It’s classic black, features the iconic interlocking Gs and the addition of pearl studs elevates it into a true outfit centrepiece.
What investment pieces have you got your eye on?